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  1. 1. Posting on the CRRN web page:Some guidelinesMay 2011Prepared by the Management teamAlessandro Alasia (Network coordinator), Geri Biggs, JeffDixon, Jean-François Frenette, David Hardie, LeanneElliott, Patricia Macklin, Erin McGuigan, Molly Moshofsky,Karin Trounce, and Deatra Walsh.The Canadian Rural Research Network (CRRN) supports information sharingand knowledge dissemination among rural research stakeholders by means ofinnovative networking
  2. 2. BackgroundEach partner organization of the Canadian Rural Research Network (CRRN) canpost content on the CRRN blog concerning its research outputs, activities orother research material. This document presents simple guidelines for postingusing Blogger.Guidelines for posting reflect the mandate and objectives of CRRN: share currentresearch related information with a broad audience.Contents of a postPosts are intended to be about research related material, this includes anyresearch output or announcement that is normally already available to the publicand is of interest to a broad (potentially national) audience.Ideally, these items should follow in one (or more) of the broad “postingcategories” indicated on the CRRN web page (report, presentation, video, study,call for papers, research related event, etc.). Others could be added if usersidentify this need.Note: for some specific categories (such as online news, academic publications,Calendar, videos), CRRN has developed specific posting procedures and youshould contact the person responsible for this area to add the info to theappropriate sections: • News scan (online news concerning rural): • Academic scan (academic journal publication on rural Canada) • Calendar of eventsPosts are intended to be about current material. CRRN’s focus is to keep usersinformed on “what is new”; hence; posting should be only for current, recentmaterial. At this stage, the CRRN site is does not have adequate archivalcapacity.Posts are for existing research output/information in the public domain and thepost should have a link to the full documentation material (i.e., the web site ofyour organization with the full report, video, study etc). The CRRN web site is notintended for direct publication of original research material. In other words,CRRN is about sharing content and not creating content. 1
  3. 3. Three guidelines for postingThere are three simple guidelines that should be followed when posting an item. 1. The title should be a maximum of two lines, i.e., approximately 100 characters (including space). Note that the title length is limited by default (hence a long title will be automatically cut), however, it would be better if the user could keep the title within the two lines. 2. The summary that appears on the main page (before the “Read more/Lire la suite”) should be a maximum of three lines, that is approximately 260 characters including spaces (the following “How to” sections explains how to do this) 3. The remainder of the post (the one that appears by clicking on “...Read more/Lire la suite”) can be as long as you like.Labels. You can select a maximum of five labels for the post (the followingsection explain how to do this). This is a default. It is recommended that youchoose at least one label from the “post category” list and one from the “subject”list. You can also select labels for the geographic area.Important note: you can add labels that are not listed on the CRRN page,however, these will not appear on the side bar, hence this will have no effect onthe “searchability” of your post. Labels could be added to the list if users feel thatthis is important. The current list is an attempt to find a balance between thelength of the list and its purpose, which is that of identifying broad topic. Forsearching purposes the most effective strategy is to include your “key terms” inthe full post (i.e. the text that appears when you click on “Read more/Lire lasuite”). This will ensure that your post will appear once users do a search for theirspecific subject of interest.Posting about conferences/events. It is suggested to have maximum threeposts for this category: - One post for: Call for papers - One post for: Announcement of the event - One post for: possible outputs of the event (Presentations/video/reports)Important note: This short guideline does not and cannot cover all possibleissues. As the system grows and more questions arise we will add ways toaddress them to this document. 2
  4. 4. The Canadian Rural Research Network (CRRN) supports information sharing and knowledge dissemination among rural research stakeholders by means of innovative networking approaches. The CRRN embraces the principles of participatory, bottom-up networking and the opportunities offered by online networking applications. The CRRN resources are freely available to all users. The resources to operate thePartners network are provided by the voluntary work of a management team and the partner organizations or limited in-kind contributions for specific activities. CRRNAlberta Centre for Sustainable Rural Communities,University of Alberta Augustana Campus; Alberta does not provide nor seek funding for research.Rural Development Network; Atlantic RURAL Centre;BC Regional Innovation Chair in Tourism andSustainable Rural Development, Vancouver IslandUniversity; Canadian Alliance for CommunityService-Learning; Canadian Community Economic Stay connectedDevelopment Network | Réseau canadien dedéveloppement économique communautaire;Canadian Model Forest Network | Réseau Canadiende Forêts Modèles; Canadian Rural Health ResearchSociety - CRHRS; Canadian Rural Revitalization Receive daily posts via any CRRN media on calls for papers, an-Foundation - CRRF; Centre for Innovative and nouncements, events, data, e-books, studies, reports, policies, funding opportu-Entrepreneurial Leadership - CIEL; Centre for Ruraland Northern Health Research, Laurentian nities, positions, presentations, webinars, videos, training, news and much more.University; Chaire Desjardins en développement despetites collectivités, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue; Coastal Communities Network,Nova Scotia; Community Development Institute, Receive bi-monthly updates by email, which summarize theUniversity of Northern British Columbia; Departmentof Rural Economy, University of Alberta; information posted on the CRRN web page over the previous two months. Sub-Développement régional, social et territorial,Université du Québec à Rimouski; Faculty of scribe at: subscribe.crrn@gmail.comForestry and Environmental Management, University Share your content related to research issues (publications, events,of New Brunswick; Forests and Communities inTransition, University of British Columbia; Groupe derecherche sur la migration ville/campagne et lesnéo-ruraux (INRS); Harris Centre, Memorial data, funding, positions, webinars, etc). Email to: crrn@bell.netUniversity; Region Innovation Chair, Selkirk College;Rural Communities Foundation, Nova Scotia; RuralDevelopment Institute, Brandon University; RuralDevelopment Network (RDN) | Réseau pour le Participate in the discussions and get feedback from the com-développement rural (RDR), Government of Canada| Gouvernement du Canada; Rural Ontario Institute munity of users on topics that are relevant to you, via CRRN social media.- ROI; Rural Planning and Development, University of Share Opinions and Lessons learned,Guelph; Rural Research Centre, Nova ScotiaAgricultural College; Rural Secretariat | Secrétariat two new initiatives ofrural, Government of Canada | Gouvernement duCanada; Rural Women Making Change, University of the CRRN meant to stimulate debate and knowledge mobilization.Guelph; The Monieson Centre, Queens University;The Rural and Small Town Programme, MountAllison University;Outaouais. Université du Québec en Keep up-to-date with the calendar of events, NewsScan, videos on RuralTube, and more.Contact Join the network and be part of one the most innovativeEmail: information sharing and knowledge dissemination platforms.See full contact list on theCRRN web page www.rural-research-network.blogspot.comLast Modified: April 29, 2011