Forget ‘bacon’ and ‘fail’: the internet’s word of the moment is ‘pin’. The most prominent example of this is image-based bookmarking service Pinterest, which allows users to create visually attractive virtual ‘pinboards’, and has ‘Pin this!’ taking its place next to ‘Like this!’ ‘Tweet this!’ etc on webpages everywhere.
There are some nice examples of libraries using Pinterest to engage and promote. I like Somer’s Library’s ‘What are you reading?‘ board and Marywood University Library’s ‘Library propaganda’ - and am sad that the ‘Law Books are Fun‘ board only has a single post! Can anyone recommend any other unusual or wacky law books for inclusion?
But pinning isn’t just happening in Pinterest. The British Library has recently launched their ‘Pin-a-tale‘ map, which allows users to enter details of a book, play, song etc and ‘pin’ the location of that work. The idea is to capture the works that capture the spirit and feel of particular places in Britain.
Using Pinterest? Or doing something fun with interactive bookmarking or maps? Why not share it with your colleagues by submitting to our virtual Swap-n-Shop!