October 30, 2007 at 7:33 pm (conference notes, Library 2.0) (, , , )

After Joe Janes did his keynote speech this morning at Internet Librarian, I had an idea for something to do with MySpace, beyond or in addition to or separate from the regualr connect with your users issue – MySpace started as a music site for bands, right? So why not create a library site that collects bands and venues and labels and so forth from your local service area, join groups or create a group for your local bands, and then be a hub for information about shows, opportunities, and news relating to the local music scene? This might be something that is done well by other media if you happen to be in a major metropolitan area, but if you’re in a midsized or smaller city, it might be an excellent way to connect with people that don’t regularly use the library. Our library does a battle of the bands competition every year for teens – i bet we could help the bands develop their myspace profiles, connect with other local bands and fans, etc. Librarians rock at organizing and repackaging information, let’s take on the pell mell world of myspace and make a valuable resource out of it for our patrons! I’m going to try it out, and see what i can organize – you never know what you can do until you try, right?


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