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Some MySpace Library Initiatives

I surfed through a few cool SirsiDynix MySpace libraries last night. I cold surf forever but here’s a few cool ones that are trying to find the future.
Topeka and Shawnee County Pubic Library
http://www.myspace.com/tscpl
It looks like this library on MySpace has taken MySpace one step further for both themselves as well as authors. They have started incoporating author’s book videos into their myspace to promote a book in their collection. I can really see this taking off and book videos being used heavly as a marketing tool. It looks as though its a win win situation for both the library and authors.
Hennepin County Library
http://www.myspace.com/hennepincountylibrary
Note they’ve managed to get their OPAC search box into their MySpace presence!
Albany County Public Library
http://www.myspace.com/acplwy
Note the school links and practice exams. Practive exams – now there’s value!
Easy Hint: Just search the various “L” words in the MySpace search box and limit the search to MySpace. It works not bad. Besides, if the majority of your teen users are already here, you have to understand this space. Play.
Use the comments to tell me about what makes your MySpace presence work.
Stephen

Posted on: June 19, 2006, 12:11 pm Category: Uncategorized