"Contrariamente a certos augúrios, as circunstâncias actuais são muito propícias para as bibliotecas dado o valor que cada vez mais as sociedades actuais atribuem à informação. Mas isto acarreta enormes responsabilidades para todos os que têm nelas algum tipo de influência, pois das decisões tomadas no presente depende muito do que as bibliotecas públicas poderão vir a fazer, ou não fazer, na sociedade da informação e do conhecimento."
Teri M. Vogel e Doug Goans (2005). DELIVERING THE NEWS WITH BLOGS: THE GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY EXPERIENCE. Vol. 10, Issue 1 of Internet Reference Services Quarterly, expected publication in March 2005.
"Despite the increasing popularity of blogs (or weblogs), few libraries have taken advantage of what they offer. Blogs can be updated easily, frequently and continuously, making them an appealing alternative to static newsletters. This article summarizes the librarians? rationale for moving to this dynamic format, how the technology was balanced with the needs of the librarians and patrons, and the issues and challenges that are being addressed to ensure that this will be a viable and successful newsdelivery system. Some preliminary user statistics have also been gathered and analyzed, offering encouragement that patrons are reading it. The experience with Science News is already serving as the model for the additional subject-specific blogs that have been developed to meet the informational needs of other patron groups."
Barra de ferramentas para utilizadores do Internet Explorer IE Stanford Graduate School of Business: Jackson Library: Jackson IE Toolbar: "The Jackson Toolbar provides you quick access to Jackson Library resources. Its customizable feature allows you to choose the buttons and drop-down menus to suit your needs."
Integração de RSS nos catálogos de biliotecas [exemplo da Biblioteca Pública de Seattle, marcada para próximo dia 23 de Fevereiro]: "RSS (Really Simple Syndication). Just as Web sites now offer RSS as a means to provide updated information without having to "visit" the site, the Horizon RSS feature allows search feeds (new titles from your favorite author) or a listing of "items out" to be incorporated into new readers (My Yahoo! Or Bloglines)."