June 5, 2005
IMing a hit . . . from Athens to Vegas
Chad Boeninger at the Ohio University Libraries has completed an IM survey and posted the results on his blog, Library Voice. Here's the neat part: Chad used the same questions that I did (in addition to questions about podcasting and other portable devices) for the UNLV survey, and the results pretty much mirror each other. As Chad says "one can definitely see the need for IM reference, and the need is the same in Ohio or Nevada or wherever."
In related news, IMing is going live at UNLV Libraries tomorrow (Monday). We've moved quickly on this partly because access to our commercial VR system ended on Thursday and we don't want to have a lapse in service. We're using Trillian to monitor three different IM accounts. Once I've had time to catch my breath, I'll post more about the set-up and how we're doing with it here at UNLV.
Posted on June 5, 2005 2:03 PM to im