The results from this survey amaze me:
“Information professionals are savvy when it comes to leveraging technology to make information more valuable, relevant, and accessible, with 93% of librarians saying they currently use intranets for managing and distributing information, and seeing collaborative workspaces (57%), wireless (44%), and portals (51%) as very important for the future.
The survey revealed an interesting breakdown and frequency of information sources accessed. With Web 2.0 itâ€™s no surprise that information professionals are very in-tune; nearly four in ten access Weblogs at least weekly (39%), and more than a third access wikis (34%).
For more traditional sources there was even greater usage. More than nine in ten surveyed access news Web sites (92%), and company Web sites (93%) at least weekly (or more often). Video or audio podcasts were rarely accessed. Less than two in ten access video podcasts (16%), or audio podcasts (15%).”
Nothing on networking (Facebook, MySpace, etc). The results amaze me in a good way. I’m still not convinced that these social networking tools are useful at all in a corporate library setting. I think corporate libraries are still mostly about research, with managing content and blogs/wikis behind that.