ERIC Number: EJ940909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb-1
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Is Your Library up on Yelp?
Library Journal, v136 n2 p28-29 Feb 2011
Librarians should think of Yelp (yelp.com) as a kind of giant suggestion box hanging on the wall of the Internet. This web-based review service describes itself as "an online urban city guide that helps people find cool places to eat, shop, drink, relax and play, based on the informed opinions of a vibrant and active community of locals in the know." But it is not just an urban city guide anymore, and it is certainly not just for businesses, if the growing "Public Services & Government" category is any indication. Libraries--urban, suburban, and rural--are right there in the mix. In this article, the author describes a number of ways librarians can effectively use Yelp.
Descriptors: Libraries, Library Services, Librarians, Internet, Web Sites, Urban Areas, Guides, Access to Information
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