We’ve achieved a lot of “firsts” in the Library software world in terms of web 2.0 stuff – LibGuides was one of the first commercial library software with a Facebook app (we now have three), among the first to integrate with Del.icio.us, etc.
Today I am pleased to announce another “first” and, perhaps, the coolest one yet – Twitter integration. Now when you publish a new guide you can broadcast the news on Twitter for all your faithful followers to see. Anybody subscribed to your Twitter updates will see the name of your newly published guide and the URL to access it. It’s a great way to advertise your guides to the Twitter universe (which is getting bigger by the minute)!
Pretty cool stuff, you must admit. We thought so too…
The “post to twitter” option is available on the change status screen, when you go to change the status of your guide to “published”.
I’d like to thank our tech team, especially the resident Twitter-expert Marc, for implementing another “first”web 2.0 integration in the commercial library software world, thereby solidifying the LibGuides’ position as the leading web 2.0 platform for libraries!
This is excellent. This was the final push to justify us getting a Twitter account. Streamlining the process is necessary for a staff of our size, and we hate to lose potential followers in the social networking game. Kudos.