[Libs-Or] welcome back to Answerland

Alan Cordle acordle at pcc.edu
Wed Jan 4 18:02:22 PST 2012


I will always love the Answerland postcards. Who designed them?


On Wed, Jan 4, 2012 at 12:26 PM, Donna Reed <donna.reed at pcc.edu> wrote:

> Dear Caleb,
>
> If that is the case, we should all tip our hats to Eva Miller.  If I
> remember correctly, she was the champion of that name during the first
> iteration of the service.  Way to go Eva, you've created a classic.
>
> Donna Reed
> Portland Community College Library Director
>
> On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 5:47 PM, Caleb Tucker-Raymond <
> calebt at multcolib.org> wrote:
>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> I wanted to give you an update on picking a new name for L-net. We
>> finally did it, and yes, surprise, it's our old name:
>>
>>   Answerland
>>
>> No name is perfect, but in the end, what is great about the name
>> Answerland is that it champions reference service. It emphasizes the
>> tangible benefit that patrons receive when they ask questions at the
>> library.
>>
>> It does not emphasize the library itself, though neither does the name
>> L-net. Instead, the library is the context in which people experience the
>> service: most patrons who visit the L-net website got there by clicking on
>> a link from their local library's site. If L-net can answer 35,000
>> questions a year with a name that means nothing to anyone, just imagine
>> what we can do with Answerland.
>>
>> It will take some time to work up a new logo, a new website and new
>> marketing materials, so we'll keep calling it "L-net" until sometime next
>> summer.
>>
>> This wasn't an easy decision to make, and we appreciate all of the
>> feedback you have given us recently. I especially appreciate all of the
>> careful planning and thought that the L-net naming team put into this
>> process. To read more about that process, see the L-net blog, *
>> http://www.oregonlibraries.net/staff/2011/12/29/welcome_back_answerland.*
>>
>> With all the promise of a new year,
>>
>> Caleb Tucker-Raymond
>>
>> Statewide Reference Service Coordinator
>> Multnomah County Library
>> (503) 988-5438
>> calebt at multco.us
>> www.oregonlibraries.net
>>
>>
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>
>
> --
> Donna Reed, PhD
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> Portland Community College
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