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Meebo widget

David Lee King posted about the use of the Meebo widget in the Topeka library catalog and then posted again about the responses to his post about using the widget.  All interesting conversations.

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Insightful post by Library Chic:  the future of web services is NOT the library website.  She dares speak the thought no one names.  I’m not too sure librarians are ready to hear this, especially at institutions where they have spent lots of time (read: $$) invested in redesigning and assessing their websites.  She makes some valid points about content being key and the design not so important.  If we can embed our content directly in the users’ paths, does it matter if they ever come to our website?  OR, is it more important that the user gets what they need and is the happier for it?

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