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Workshop at Kent State University School of Library & Information Science, July 20-21, 2007.

Workshop at Kent State University School of Library & Information Science, July 20-21, 2007.

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    Using Web 2.0 Principles to Become Librarian 2.0: Blogs Using Web 2.0 Principles to Become Librarian 2.0: Blogs Presentation Transcript

    • Kent State University SLIS, July 20-21, 2007 Using Web 2.0 Principles to Become Librarian 2.0 BLOGS
    • Instructor: Brian C. Gray
      • Engineering, Mathematics, & Statistics Librarian
      • Case Western Reserve University
      • Work email: bcg8@case.edu
      • Work phone: 216-368-8685
      • IM: AIM - kslbcg8
      • ICQ - 499284601
      • Google Chat - kslbcg8@gmail.com
      • MSN - bcg8@case.edu
      • Yahoo - kslbcg8
    • Getting to Know Blogs
      • What is a blog?
      • Types of blogs
      • Blog software
      • Creating blogs
      • Personal vs organizational
      • Locating blogs
      • Lets play
    • What is a blog? (Common Traits)
      • Website
      • Dated entries
      • Archives
      • RSS feed offered
      • Entries with links to other items
      • Often may require little or no web programming experience
      • Application driven
      • Categories, tagging, or keywords
    • Blog Considerations
      • Purpose – Announcements and/or discussion?
      • Open or no commenting?
      • Moderation?
      • Tracking/pinging
      • Spam prevention
      • Single or multiple authors
      • How often are entries added?
      • Legal considerations (non-profit status, advertising, organizational policies, etc.)
    • Workplace E-Mail, Instant Messaging, & Blogs
      • 8% of organizations have business blogs
      • 55% of business blogs are public
      • Less than 2% of organizations assign a lawyer or other responsible party to review employees’ entries
      • Nearly 2% have fired workers for offensive blog content - including posts on employees’ personal blogs
      American Management Association – 2006 Survey
    • http://technorati.com/weblog/2007/04/328.html
    • ALA Library 2.0 Bootcamp Helene Blowers Linda S. Bostrom Brian C. Gray Lorraine H. Olley (June 2006)
    • My Blog Authoring Tips
      • Offer a RSS feed
      • Write on a regular pattern so people do not feel the blog has died
      • Use spell checker
      • Tagging/Keywords/Categories
      • Cite information
      • Use spell checker
      • If you allow comments, participate in the discussions
      • Linking and discussing on other’s blog can drive traffic to your own
    • More Blog Tips & Comments
      • Be original and write it your own style
      • Length of posts can vary
      • Provide some information for your readers, such as an “about me” page or other context
      • Simple layouts can be powerful
      • Look at other’s blogs for examples
      • Extras occasionally break up the text – pictures, lists, etc.
      • Give your readers a challenge or question to consider
    • Library Blogs in Action
      • See examples at:
      • http://www.squidoo.com/library2point0/
    • EXTRA SLIDES
      • Following slides exist in case the internet connection is not working during class.
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    • ALA LAMA’s New Blog
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    • Blog Based OPAC
      • Casey Bisson
      • WPopac: An OPAC 2.0 Testbed
      • WordPress based, so already have access to more programmers than the ILS vendors combined
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    • Blogger is FREE
    • Patrons Blogging About Libraries
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