11 December 2005

IM RA etc.: technology for readers' advisory?

I'm writing a paper for my Readers' Advisory class about the present and future of of online readers' advisory. I've been doing research in the usual academic sorts of places, but it just occurred to me that this would be a good question to bring to the biblioblogosphere.

So, if you happen to read this and use or know of anyone using online resources for RA, leave a comment or e-mail me at lauracrossett at hailmail dot net. "Online resources" could mean anything from plain old websites to newer social software--blogs, wikis, IM, and so forth.

The paper is due Thursday night, but I'm getting interested in the topic and may try to turn it into an article of some sort, or at the very least a blog post, so late contributions are welcome.


aadl.org uses a blog format to make recommendations to users for books, videos, electronic resources, etc.

In the Cleveland region of Ohio, reader's advisory is done by virtual reference. www.readthisnow.net must have online resources they use. I'm sure that they said they did when I saw a presentation at PLA in Seattle in 2004.

I hope this helps. Good luck.

Sorry, I got behind in my reading so this isn't timely for your assignment. But for future reference, a great forum and many good resources can be is the All Aboard Reader's Advisory Discussion Group
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