This one’s about colleges using aggregators to track social-media involvement. Once again, I owe the link to Ellyssa Kroski, whose blog you should totally be subscribing to. I’m sharing it here to re-post some questions I asked at the end:
It’s an interesting piece, especially as academic librarians debate the merits of their libraries getting more involved in social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. Could these sorts of aggregators increase the viability of that kind of involvement, by linking it to increasingly common library blogs and other library resources? If colleges and universities find value in this sort of technology, how can librarians leverage their tech and information savvy to help make those projects better?
What do y’all think about it?