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  • 1. Library Blog: A best way to Disseminate Knowledge
    for Information Professionals
    By
    Anil Kumar Mishra
    LIO, NCHRC, NIHFW
    New Delhi
    Email id: anilmlis@gmail.com
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. 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…
  • 4. 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.
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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/)
  • 8. Lets create a Library Blog
    Consider purpose with targeting the audience
    Selection of software & hosting
    Blogging Policies
    Consider Maintenance Issues
    Market your Blog
  • 9. Content
    Designing
    BlogPolicies
    Web
    Hosting
    Layout
    Designing
    RSS
    Syndication
  • 10. Content Designing
    Categories
    Title
    Post
    Search
    Comments
    Permalink
    Headline
    Syndication
    Subscription
    list
    Calendar
  • 11. Consider the maintenance Issues
    Who will post the blog???
  • 12. 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
  • 13. 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
  • 14. anilkmishra