Monday, July 31st, 2006

Leverage LibraryThing within the OPAC

No, that’s not a real idea, that’s an idea from Dave Pattern’s hilarious spoof The Library 2.0 Idea Generator, better and funnier than the original Web 2.0 Idea Generator.

Some examples:
revitalize the Netflix model using the Netflix model
unclassify the perpetual beta and mash-it-up with Google Maps
discard your staff using a wiki
podcast about Lorcan Dempsey and use him to replace the OPAC
analyze faceted browsing just to annoy Michael Gorman
disrupt microformats and use them to replace all of your librarians

And related to LibraryThing:
completely reinvent LibraryThing by harnessing the ”Long Tail”
deconstruct LibraryThing and become a billionaire
visualize Lorcan Dempsey using LibraryThing
hack OCLC using LibraryThing

It’s all very funny, but it actually generated my secret “next big idea.” (No, it’s not “completely reinvent the biblioblogosphere and then paint it purple.”)

Hat tip: Panlibus.

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