Changes to platforms we use regularly are always slightly traumatic, as we invariably discover when we roll out a new library website and the complaints begin, or we find out a database interface has changed radically the day we’re introducing it to students. Platform changes are even more distressing when they are sites to which we contribute content. By creating social circles and sharing information on websites, we often forget they belong to other people who have values and motivations different from ours.
The Library of Congress has updated its THOMAS legislative information page to include dynamic updates from the library’s @THOMASdotgov Twitter feed on the homepage in the right column. “One of our goals with the Twitter account is to provide timely alerts about legislative developments and, with this change, now we can do that directly from the […]
Yesterday, I was busy. So it seems were the rest of the passionate library activists and advocates that fire off ideas and brainstorm with one another on Twitter all day, every day. As Obama’s Town Hall on Twitter took off, pulling in over 65,000 questions for the President, libraries weren’t in the mix, even though […]