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Using Web 2.0 Principles to Become Librarian and Educator 2.0 - Blogs

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Slides for a Kent State University School of Library & Information Science workshop.

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  • 1. Kent State University SLIS, February 12-13, 2010 Using Web 2.0 Principles to Become Librarian and Educator 2.0 BLOGS
  • 2. Instructor: Brian C. Gray
    • Head of Reference
    • Librarian: Engineering, Mathematics, & Statistics
    • Kelvin Smith Library, 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
  • 3. Getting to Know Blogs
    • What is a blog?
    • Types of blogs
    • Blog software
    • Creating blogs
    • Personal vs organizational
    • Locating blogs
    • Lets play
  • 4. 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
  • 5. BLOGS
    • Today’s “publishing platform”
    • Allows patron ownership in their web experience with the organization
    • Continue conversations after events
    • Allows more staff to participate in the external voice of the library
    • Share more, build participation
  • 6. 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.)
  • 7. 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
  • 8. http://technorati.com/weblog/2007/04/328.html
  • 9. http://technorati.com/weblog/2007/04/328.html
  • 10. Spam Blogs (Splogs)
    • Technorati has been tracking between 3,000 - 7,000 new splogs created each day
    • Significant spike in splog creation during early December, when 11,000 splogs created each day
    http://technorati.com/weblog/2007/04/328.html
  • 11. http://technorati.com/weblog/2007/04/328.html
  • 12. http://technorati.com/weblog/2007/04/328.html
  • 13. http://technorati.com/weblog/2007/04/328.html
  • 14. http://technorati.com/weblog/2007/04/328.html
  • 15. ALA Library 2.0 Bootcamp Helene Blowers Linda S. Bostrom Brian C. Gray Lorraine H. Olley (June 2006)
  • 16. 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
    • If you allow comments, participate in the discussions
    • Linking and discussing on other’s blog can drive traffic to your own
  • 17. 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
  • 18. Library Blogs in Action
    • See examples at:
    • http://www.squidoo.com/library2point0/
  • 19. EXTRA SLIDES
    • Following slides exist in case the internet connection is not working during class.
  • 20. http://blogs.ala.org
  • 21. ALA LAMA’s New Blog
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  • 30. 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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  • 33. Patrons Blogging About Libraries
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  • 36. Blogger is FREE