Thursday, March 30, 2006

Market research in the blogosphere

RSS4Lib points out a great example of how librarians can use blogs to keep their finger on the pulse of patron needs. The post discusses an experiment in which a librarian used RSS feeds to notify him when students added posts to their blogs with certain keywords such as "assignment" or "library." If the posts were relevant, the librarian would add a comment with some helpful insights.

Regardless of how comfortable you are adding comments to posts, I certainly think monitoring blogs can help librarians identify new avenues for service and stay ahead of needs and trends.

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