Library catalog apps in Facebook?!

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I just learned that there are at least two academic libraries that have set up their library guides and catalog search engines as Facebook apps. One of them is a Voyager library–UCLA. The other library uses Innovative Interfaces–Ryerson University.

It makes sense for libraries to be out there in the parts of cyberspace where our students spend their time. And it’s not hard to do, technically. But, will anyone USE these apps? Stay tuned …

See for yourself, at:

UCLA Library has a Voyager catalog search app in Facebook

http://apps.facebook.com/uclacatalog/

Ryerson University’s library guide can be found at:
http://www.ryerson.ca/library/iii/facebook.html