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Local Authors

I’ve always admired the folks at the Wyoming State Library for their courage in trying innovative things. As one of the least populous states they still manage to do really neat stuff. (Their 2006 ad campaign is a keeper.)
I’ve recently been alerted to their new Wyoming Authors Wiki at http://wiki.wyomingauthors.org. All it took was a college intern, Jill Armetta, working on it this summer and verifying and entering data from their existing Wyoming Authors Database.
They’re trying to build a wiki community of readers and writers who will be able to provide more current and dynamic content about Wyoming literature and book events. They’ve e-mailed their existing list of authors they already have them joining up and editing their own pages.
Seriously cool. It’s local and respects the role of a state initiative. It’s global – available for everyone. Now all libraries in Wyoming can just link to this. Regional and national literatures are so difficut to read, discover, study and collect. This is a big step forward in the social act of reading.
49 states and 10 provinces to go…
Stephen

Posted on: August 10, 2006, 7:49 am Category: Uncategorized

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