Thursday, May 13, 2010

Speaks for Itself

1 comment:

Elizabeth said...

The latest in the amazing "Did You Know" series, this is just as startling.
We've just spent six months studying social media in the context of education generally, and libraries specifically.
The hottest trend in library circulation (okay, stop laughing!) is a move toward social media like features: the ability of patrons to rate items, tag them, and post reviews. Proprietary ILS systems offered by the big names like Follet are just starting to add them in their priciest products, but the numbers using those are dwarfed by the numbers already using Koha, a free, open source OPAC. I'll spend the next two years selling KOHA to my IT department, for reasons of cost, but also because of the social media features.