Library Blog: A best way to Disseminate Knowledge for Information Professionals By Anil Kumar Mishra LIO, NCHRC, NIHFW New Delhi Email id: email@example.com
Library Blog A blog can be used to disseminating information about new materials, services, databases, and more allowing librarians to focus more on content than coding is Library Blog. helps to broadcast useful information to end-user, in order to promote awareness of library programs and services in digital environment. It is a communication agent or new publishing media to library materials.
Why Librarians need a Library Blog With library blog, library patrons can create conversations. Librarians should think about how their libraries encourage the hearts of patrons. Library blog allow instant two- way communication with patrons. It can contain any thing from diaries to news to links to book reviews. to be continue…
Contd. There are some of the services where library blog can put made use of it: Announcement of New Services New arrivals list Book/Website Recommendations Recommend Research sources Library Notice/ News Publishing Book Reviews Announcement of Exhibition, Conferences Offering Trail Services for online resources and open access repositories.
Advantages Easy to use, no HTML knowledge required Either free or inexpensive to use Add/edit content anywhere, anytime Push fresh content to user To keep up-to-date news about library services & resources, and building their improvements; To share information about new materials or services; To show the list of new arrival of books or journals, and information about current news, books. To encourage feedback from patrons To know the accuracy of patron usage in library To enables the rapid production and consumption of web-based publications; and Marketing the library services
Search Library Blog LISZEN (http://liszen.com/): Library Blog Search Engine - Powered by Google Coop customized search engine LibWorm (http://www.libworm.com/): Search the Biblioblogosphere and Beyond. Search 1400+ library blogs LIS WIKI (http://liswiki.org/wiki/Blogs): The purpose of this wiki is to collect links to library blogs. LIBDEX (www.libdex.com/weblogs): Discover directory of library across the world as well as index of library weblogs. BLOG HUB (www.bloghub.com): It listed around 72300 blogs from 227 Countries. INDIA blogs 1.0 (http://www.labnol.org/india-blogs/): search over 500 most popular blogs written by bloggers in India
Library Blogs in Digital World IITM- K Library Blog ( http://iiitmklibrary.blogspot.com/) Library Mistress's Place(http://library-mistress.blogspot.com/) The Private Library (http://www.privatelibrary.typepad.com/) Eprintblog (http://www.bloglines.com/blog/eprintblog) Framingham Public Library Teen Blogomatic (http://fplya.blogspot.com/) Rambling Librarian :(http://ramblinglibrarian.blogspot.com/) Rowland Institute Library Blog: (http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/rihlib/)
Lets create a Library Blog Consider purpose with targeting the audience Selection of software & hosting Blogging Policies Consider Maintenance Issues Market your Blog
Content Designing BlogPolicies Web Hosting Layout Designing RSS Syndication
Content Designing Categories Title Post Search Comments Permalink Headline Syndication Subscription list Calendar
Consider the maintenance Issues Who will post the blog???
Market your Blog Announce in library newsletter Email users directly Share by word of mouth Include URL on Library publications Seeks links from other Websites & blogs List with search engines and blog directories Issue a press release to local news
Conclusion IRCs are busy acquiring, evaluating, selecting and disseminating information. For dissemination, a library blog is interactive means to provide Knowledge. Easiest Way to provide the information service. The most obvious application of library blog is promoting library services, resources and program. …and manyyyyyyy……moreeeeeeeeeeee……as Information Professionals Can Do…………………. Thanks for Listening me