Thursday, April 30, 2009

On Texting

I'm trying to get caught up with reading everyone's blog posts and doing the assignments, but so far I'm a lot behind. Silly me, because this class started while I was on Spring Break, I thought I could get a jumpstart and keep up. Sigh.

Anyway, I just thought I'd share an interesting use of texting I found. I was searching WorldCat the other day to find other libraries who owned the score I was cataloging and see what call number they'd given it, and I found one library (don't remember which, Sorry!) where the user could click on a button to text the call number to themselves. At first I thought "why would I want to do that?" and then I thought about how I'm always hunting for scrap paper to write call numbers on before I go to the stacks. What if I could just push a button and have the number sent to my phone? No more slips of paper and writing, just the phone that I'm carrying around anyway. Kinda cool.