I have created my first ever Scoop.it magazine issue! (Ok, so you’re probably not as excited as me, but I’m really excited!) My first issue is on the topic of e-books and libraries. I’d been planning another blog post on various links to recent e-book news, but this virtual magazine is a different way of presenting the same information.
I’ve followed links to other people’s Scoop.it issues and liked the way a collecton of links can be brought together in a visual manner on one web page. Last week various discussions in work and my Thing 4 task for CPD23Things included looking at various current awareness channels, and Scoop.it was in the list of additional resources. Reading Ian Clark’s blog post on describing how to set one up was really useful, and 20 minutes later I had created my first trial issue. (NB I’ve just made the connection with the fact that I also edit CyMAL’s magazine; I must like this magazine style of communicating!)
I would be really interested in finding out what people think of the Scoop.it magazine style. Do you think this would be a nice way to receive current awareness from CyMAL on library (and other sectors?) matters? Can you access Scoop.it in work? This point is very important as a significant proportion of library staff can’t access most social media in work even for professional purposes. Which is a whole other topic. Please have a look at the e-books magazine and let me know what you think.