Here's a very brief case study of the usefulness of blogging and tweeting! Last month CILIP held an E-books Executive Briefing. There were several speakers from FE, HE and public libraries. Unfortunately we were unable to attend, however I was curious to find out what kind of issues were discussed and if anyone had some innovative tips for promoting their e-books.
First I contacted CILIP to see if there was an official write-up of the event or whether any of the speakers had made their slides available. They pointed me in the direction of Sarah Burton and her blog post: eBooks: Absolutely Fabulous? She gave a great summary of the event and the speakers.
Her post also mentioned the #ebooks11 tweets she had read on Twitter. Finally I could see the purpose of Twitter! In July I blogged as part of CPD23 about my VERY brief encounter with Twitter and how I couldn't see the benefits of using it. However, the #ebooks11 tweets directed me to another great write-up of the event by Nicola McNee. From both Sarah's and Nicola's posts I have obtained a good overview of the topics dealt with by the speakers and can make a more informed decision about whether I want to contact any of them for further info.
The Twit has now been converted! Whilst I shall never be a regular Tweeter I have proven to myself just how beneficial it can be!