Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Creating the New Serendipity

Magazine article Computers in Libraries

Creating the New Serendipity

Article excerpt

This issue is dedicated to discussing user engagement. When it comes to libraries, that's a topic as old as the hills. Even back in the days of the card catalog, libraries' endgame was to get patrons to engage with the collection, to become enthralled with a subject, absorbed in a story, or to experience the legendary aha moment. It may be a bit more challenging to achieve these things in a digital world, but as this month's contributors attest, it's not only a job that can be done, it may even be fun.

Meghan Kowalski (University of the District of Columbia) shows you, step-by-step, how to capture enticing photos, post them to Instagram, and get a conversation going that engages users on a platform they love with the devices that they can't put down.

Michael Blackwell (St. Mary's County Library) describes a project that aims to unite all Maryland libraries in offering a service that will allow patrons to engage with all the available audiobooks and ebooks via a single search on a single app. …

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