Thursday, May 15, 2008

New Online Law Librarian Group

Jim Milles, the director of the law library at the University of Buffalo, has created the Law Libraries and Librarians group on the social network Ning. He launched it one week ago and 137 people have already signed up.

As Milles explains on his blog in a post entitled The right tool at the right time:

"[Ning is] a user-customizable platform that allows anyone to create MySpace or Facebook-like social networks, but without all the clutter and garbage that makes MySpace and Facebook so frustrating."


"I suspect that what has made this group go viral in its own small way is that it is serving the right need at the right time. Some of the members are active social networking users: bloggers, podcasters, and Twitterers; Skype, Gtalk, and ooVoo users; and wiki fans, and more. Many of the members appear to be law librarians who have been meaning to learn more about these tools, and perhaps had planned some exploration among their summer projects. "

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posted by Michel-Adrien at 12:28 pm


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