The video from General Electric is cool, and shot at least in part with cameras mounted on RC helicopters, but strangely missing is any mention their manufacture of nuclear generation equipment such as the Fukushima plants that melted down earlier this year.
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Aaron Schmidt’s 10 points about IM in libraries include:
- Instant Messaging is free (minus staff time)
- Millions of our patrons use IM every day.
- For some, not being available via IM is like not having a telephone number.
- There are three major IM networks (AIM, Y!M, MSN)
- Y!M and MSN will be interoperable at some point.
- Trillian is a multi-network IM client, meebo is a web-based multi-network client. Use them.
- Having practice sessions in-house is a good way to get staff excited about IM in libraries.
- Staff can communicate in-house using IM.
- Libraries can choose to have one IM point of contact, or they can choose to divide it departmentally.
- IM is user-centered and builds relationships with library users.
edit: URL fixed as per Aaron’s comment below.