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New Ways to do Tours and Orientations

I’ve seen this at a few museums and art galleries but this posting in Red Ferret made me think. How wonderful would this tool that allows for message to be spoken in context to anyone’s cel phone be for library tours and orientations.
Guide By Cell – create and beam an audio guide direct to your customers’ mobile phone
Face it – nearly every student has a cel phone and they basically are attached to it like an umbilical cord 24/7. And also, your library just can’t give a great tour and orientation to every single first year student, or a review for returning students.
Now, just think if you required every student to register for an orientation and you could track that they did it and followed the tour. Cool. Hey, if you treated it liuke a library fine or lost book you could probably deny them their diploma (grin). No one shold be allowed to graduatre saying they never darkened the door of the library! Bwooohahaha.
Read then posting. Use your imagination and your radio voice. So simple. So inexpensive.
If we know we have great services to offer every student, how do we get these independent Munchkins to find out about it. It looks to be worth a try.
And if you’re a public library and you have an art collection, special collections and neat stuff, this could be a cool tool too.
Anyone out there doing this in libraries? I’d like to hear about it in the comments.
Stephen

Posted on: November 22, 2007, 7:41 pm Category: Uncategorized

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