Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Purpose with Boklådan

The purpose with this project is to show our users how to use social media to get information and interact with other people. They can read about other people´s favorite books and write some suggestions and comments of their own. We also want people to learn how to use the library website so they can make book reservations, extend their loan period, use our databases and so on.

Later this year we are going to arrange an evening where some of the staff and some of our users talk about their favorite books. At the same time you have the opportunity to eat a nice and warm cup of soup. We think that it is important for us to help our users to discover the joy of reading.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Our work with Boklådan

We decided to use Facebook because it´s so well known and our library already use it. We have a number of followers who are interested in our activities and our work. We made a new Facebook account for Boklådan and invited all the followers of the Library Facebook. Then we found out about Tumblr.com and now we use that because when we write something on Tumblr it also shows on Facebook and Twitter at the same time. We also have a link from the website of the Library so you can easily find Boklådan from there. We made a marketing plan to follow so that people in our community should know about Boklådan. The local newspapers came and wrote about the project, we made posters, we talked with our users and we wrote about it on our website. When we begin to do small films about books we use Photo Story 3. It´s easy to use when you want to work with pictures and sound. We look forward to work with Boklådan and it will be interesting to see how our users are going to use it.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Status Boklådan

We published Boklådan on Facebook in May 2011 and after 3 months we have 43 followers.

We try to publish something on Tumblr every day. For now we are 3 administrators who have responsibility for the site. Our followers are beginning to make comments and suggestions of their own now.