This is My Search
Every Librarian has a favorite search. What's yours?
At the closing reception for the Library Technology Conference 2014, I had a great conversation with colleagues John Chapman, Cody Hanson, Chris Schommer, and Ben Durrant about how we all have a particular search we like to do when testing out a new search tool. Mine is "batman," and a colleague of mine likes "Stress in the Workplace." John's was "Space Law," which was interesting. We agreed that the world needed a social network for librarians to help them share their favorite searches.
And so thisismysearch.com was born.
That night at the hotel, Cynthia Ng and I built thisismysearch.com while sitting at the bar. The goal was to get folks trying their searches in different search tools, and sharing the results. The site took us about 5 hours to build, but should probably have only taken about 30 minutes.