Librarian in Black blogged about this a few weeks ago but this is the first chance I’ve had to check out the new Darien Library website. It’s the brainchild of self confessed library geek John Blyberg who, in a previous life was instrumental in the development of my other favourite library website – Ann Arbor Public Library.
But with Darien Library John has taken it to the next level, using SOPAC 2.0 and Drupal 6 to create a library website that looks cool, is a joy to navigate around and actually works! Also, a big plus for those of us interested in the social networking aspects of public library life, the website also supports and encourages the creation, storage and sharing of “local, community-driven social data” (Blyberg, 2008). Brilliant!