Part of my new role is looking at the new fads and applications coming through on the Internet and in the digital world, and seeing how they can be applied in the Library. It’s an interesting aspect to the role, and involves a level of stumbling around in the dark.
While considering this, and how to best fulfill that aspect, I came to the conclusion that right here is a valuable community of people who will have seen different bits and pieces out there. So I have created a new page, The Next Big Thing Page, where I thought we could share and discuss the latest and brightest on the web. For example Quora? Yes I know it should probably sit more in a forum, but WordPress doesn’t seem to allow that functionality on their free .com blogs….