a few tsunami links

People sent me links for a few libraries that have tsunami relief information: the Waterboro Library blog got something up the day after Christmas (not on the main page, but on the RSS feed for sure) and the University of Texas maps library. This huge disaster happening over the holiday season drives the point home that we’re still offering much more in the way of services and up to date information during the hours we’re open, than when we’re closed. Check the statistics on your library web site. When are people coming to visit it? Our library page views go down when the library is closed, but they don’t drop to zero. If your library home page doesn’t change in response to massive world-changing events, doesn’t that sent a message, however inadvertent, about the responsiveness and plugged-in-edness of the library itself? [thanks marylaine & elyssa]