There is an old English Proverb that states, “All good things must come to an end.” And so it is with Project Play.
The Project Play team met yesterday to discuss the project, where we are, where we’re going, and how we can maintain what we’ve been running since the Fall of 2007. I am sorry to report that we have decided to end the project as of today. It actually wasn’t too difficult of a decision to make, surprisingly enough. It just seems like the momentum has been slowing for some time, and our efforts are being duplicated through other means. We simply can’t justify the time spent on keeping up the blog and doing the monthly Play Dates for the amount of activity those things are generating.
The good news is that the Project Play team will still be blogging in other places, and we’ll focus our energy on providing cool programming at the annual WLA and WAPL conferences. So keep your eye out for us in the future!
The other good news is that we know you’re out there playing more, learning more, and fearing less. Our main goal was accomplished and that was to make technology and cool web tools less threatening and learning about them more fun. We know you’ll continue to explore tools on your own and share what you have learned with others.
Here are some of the places we’ll be blogging, along with other blogs we recommend that will help you keep up with what’s happening on the web:
- The Ides (from Winnefox)
- TechBits (from South Central)
- Just Beth on Libraries (from me)
- Sites and Soundbytes (Tasha Saecker)
- David Lee King
The Project Play blog will stay up for a while, but won’t be updated any longer. We’ll keep the comments open until Thursday, August 20th, so leave us a farewell message before then. Thanks for playing along! We’ll miss Project Play, but who knows what we’ll come up with in the future?!
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