Thursday, August 21, 2008

Has Slam the Boards been a success?

At the reference seminar back in May I mentioned a study being done in the US on the impact Librarians may or may not have on answerboard traffic. Initial findings are now available and a discussion is taking place on the Answer Boards Librarians wiki. It's early stages yet, as the whole Slam the Boards phenomenon is yet to celebrate it's 1st birthday, and the various restrictions of the study (only using Yahoo Answers and focussing on the 10th day of the month as it applies in the US - discounting many of the early-bird answers supplied by Australian and New Zealand Librarians) must be taken into account, nonetheless it has certainly been a worthwhile adventure!

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