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Applying the Three Ps to Libraries

While browsing through the feeds in my Google Reader this afternoon, I noticed this post from the Pew Internet and American Life Project:

http://www.pewinternet.org/Presentations/2010/Jun/The-Philadelphia-Inquirer.aspx

News Consumption 2010: Portable, Participatory and Personal | Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project via kwout

I was struck by the simplicity yet power of the three Ps:  portable, participatory, and personal and decided to look for the research report that supports this talk.  In  “Understanding the Participatory New Consumer“,  the authors assert:

In today’s new multi-platform media environment, news is becoming portable, personalized, and participatory.

I think these three principles are relevant to us as librarians as we think about our program goals and how we can better serve our patrons.  Can we say that our library, our content, and our services we offer are portable, participatory, and personal?  What strategies are you and your library using to make your information ecology portable, participatory, and personal?

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