Kent State University School of Library & Information Science March 9 & 10, 2007 Using Web 2.0 Principles to Become Librar...
Instructor: Brian C. Gray <ul><li>Engineering, Mathematics, & Statistics Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Case Western Reserve ...
Getting to Know Blogs <ul><li>What is a blog? </li></ul><ul><li>Types of blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Blog software </li></ul><...
What is a blog? – Common Traits <ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>Dated entries </li></ul><ul><li>Archives </li></ul><ul><...
Blog Considerations <ul><li>Purpose – Announcements and/or discussion? </li></ul><ul><li>Open or no commenting? </li></ul>...
2006 Workplace E-Mail, Instant Messaging & Blog Survey <ul><li>American Management Association: </li></ul><ul><li>8% of or...
http://www.sifry.com/alerts/archives/000432.html
ALA Library 2.0 Bootcamp Helene Blowers Linda S. Bostrom Brian C. Gray Lorraine H. Olley (June 2006)
My Blog Author Tips <ul><li>Offer a RSS feed </li></ul><ul><li>Write on a regular pattern so people do not feel the blog h...
More Blog Tips & Comments <ul><li>Be original and write it your own style </li></ul><ul><li>Length of posts can vary </li>...
Library Blogs in Action <ul><li>http://www.squidoo.com/library2point0/ </li></ul>
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Using Web 2.0 Principles to Become Librarian 2.0: Blogs

  1. 1. Kent State University School of Library & Information Science March 9 & 10, 2007 Using Web 2.0 Principles to Become Librarian 2.0 <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul>
  2. 2. Instructor: Brian C. Gray <ul><li>Engineering, Mathematics, & Statistics Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Case Western Reserve University </li></ul><ul><li>Work email: bcg8@case.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Work phone: 216-368-8685 </li></ul><ul><li>IM: AIM - kslbcg8 </li></ul><ul><li>ICQ - 499284601 </li></ul><ul><li>Google Chat - kslbcg8@gmail.com </li></ul><ul><li>MSN - bcg8@case.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo - kslbcg8 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Getting to Know Blogs <ul><li>What is a blog? </li></ul><ul><li>Types of blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Blog software </li></ul><ul><li>Creating blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Personal vs organizational </li></ul><ul><li>Locating blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Lets play </li></ul>
  4. 4. What is a blog? – Common Traits <ul><li>Website </li></ul><ul><li>Dated entries </li></ul><ul><li>Archives </li></ul><ul><li>RSS feed offered </li></ul><ul><li>Entries with links to other items </li></ul><ul><li>Often may require little or no web programming experience </li></ul><ul><li>Application driven </li></ul><ul><li>Categories, tagging, or keywords </li></ul>
  5. 5. Blog Considerations <ul><li>Purpose – Announcements and/or discussion? </li></ul><ul><li>Open or no commenting? </li></ul><ul><li>Moderation? </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking/pinging </li></ul><ul><li>Spam prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Single or multiple authors </li></ul><ul><li>How often are entries added? </li></ul><ul><li>Legal considerations (non-profit status, advertising, organizational policies, etc.) </li></ul>
  6. 6. 2006 Workplace E-Mail, Instant Messaging & Blog Survey <ul><li>American Management Association: </li></ul><ul><li>8% of organizations operate business blogs </li></ul><ul><li>55% of business blogs ‘facing out’ for customers and other third parties to read </li></ul><ul><li>Less than 2% of organizations assign a lawyer or other responsible party to review employees’ entries </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 2% have fired workers for offensive blog content - including posts on employees’ personal home-based blogs </li></ul>
  7. 7. http://www.sifry.com/alerts/archives/000432.html
  8. 8. ALA Library 2.0 Bootcamp Helene Blowers Linda S. Bostrom Brian C. Gray Lorraine H. Olley (June 2006)
  9. 9. My Blog Author Tips <ul><li>Offer a RSS feed </li></ul><ul><li>Write on a regular pattern so people do not feel the blog has died </li></ul><ul><li>Use spell checker </li></ul><ul><li>Tagging/Keywords/Categories </li></ul><ul><li>Cite information </li></ul><ul><li>Use spell checker </li></ul><ul><li>If you allow comments, participate in the discussions </li></ul><ul><li>Linking and discussing on other’s blog can drive traffic to your own </li></ul>
  10. 10. More Blog Tips & Comments <ul><li>Be original and write it your own style </li></ul><ul><li>Length of posts can vary </li></ul><ul><li>Provide some information for your readers, such as an “about me” page or other context </li></ul><ul><li>Simple layouts can be powerful </li></ul><ul><li>Look at other’s blogs for examples </li></ul><ul><li>Extras occasionally break up the text – pictures, lists, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Give your readers a challenge or question to consider </li></ul>
  11. 11. Library Blogs in Action <ul><li>http://www.squidoo.com/library2point0/ </li></ul>

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