A few quick links for today.
First up are links about doing publicity for libraries:
– Fabulous ideas for publicity for libraries: Just a thought. Maybe we should do an exchange of advertisements with some of our advertisers like put up library adverts at M1 or Courts outlets. (via LibrarianInBlack.net)
– Seven Strategies for Marketing in a Web 2.0 World: As more and more people go online, particularly teenagers, we will need to learn about and understand what Web 2.0 is all about. Only then can we market our services correctly to the group of users that are predominately Web-based. (via LibrarianInBlack.net)
Links to interesting library sites
– Teen Web at LAPL: Interesting design for a library’s web presence. Guess it’s because it’s meant predominately for teens who are already very adapt using social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook. There’s also a mini-site that teens can play a library game. (via Tame The Web)
– Love Libraries: A campaign launched in July 2006 in the UK to promote the use of libraries. The campaign was started by nine British publishers together with The Reading Agency, a charity that promotes reading in the UK. There are also other government and private organizations that are involved in the project. They are also featuring 3 libraries that underwent a transformation, courtesy of the campaign. There’s also a group of young librarians that have been nominated as ‘Young Librarians of the Future‘. (via 025.04 – a site by one of the ‘Young Librarians of the Future)
And other interesting links
– Fun Facts about the OCLC Top 1000: These are interesting tidbits extracted by OCLC staffers after they had compiled a list of top 1,000 titles that are owned by their member libraries. Some surprising factoids: None of Stephen King’s novels made the top 1000; John Grisham came in 3rd in the ranking for most works with 13 works (Shakespeare came in first with 37); and Garfield was the highest ranking cartoon at 15. Go read for other interesting facts.
– Your Room is Booked: I would love to stay in the Library Hotel in Manhattan, which is also within walking distance of the New York Public Library. With guest floors and rooms classified via the Dewey Decimal Classification, I don’t think I’ll be that lost when looking for my room. But what’s interesting is that the room you get will also determine what kind of books that are available in your room. According to hotel staff, the most requested room is 800.001 which is the classification for ‘Erotic Literature’, and amongst the books in that room is the famous (or infamous) Kama Sutra. Personally, I would request for the New Media room. (via LISNews)
– Hot Books for Summer: Publishers Weekly has just published an article on the top 25 upcoming books to read during the summer months. (via kottke.org)
– Pre-orders spell record sales for Harry Potter: From what I gathered from the article, pre-orders on online bookstores, such as Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com, have exceeded 2 million copies to date for the last book in JK Rowling’s Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Very impressive, but I’ll not be one of those making a pre-order.