Friday, January 21, 2011

Emerging Technologies

In the ever changing times of budget woes especially directed at libraries, it was interesting to learn about the emerging technologies available to assist libraries in increasing interest and attendance. Blogs, RSS feeds, podcasts, Vodcasts and web conferencing are all avenues libraries can take to increase knowledge to the public about their services. Wikis for myself is of concern due to the fact users are able to freely create and edit a web page using any browser, with no accountability even if the material is factual or not.

1 comment:

  1. Wikipedia,I have had that same thought about wiki. If anyone can edit that content on the site without any accountability or validation, i personally do not rely on its content. But it seems anytime there is a question or thought people WIKI it, for their answer and many times accept what they find with no hesitation. Kind of concerning how fast people accept what they see.