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New Forms Of Communication: Harnessing Collective Knowledge through Web Logs
New Forms Of Communication: Harnessing Collective Knowledge through Web Logs
New Forms Of Communication: Harnessing Collective Knowledge through Web Logs
New Forms Of Communication: Harnessing Collective Knowledge through Web Logs
New Forms Of Communication: Harnessing Collective Knowledge through Web Logs
New Forms Of Communication: Harnessing Collective Knowledge through Web Logs
New Forms Of Communication: Harnessing Collective Knowledge through Web Logs
New Forms Of Communication: Harnessing Collective Knowledge through Web Logs
New Forms Of Communication: Harnessing Collective Knowledge through Web Logs
New Forms Of Communication: Harnessing Collective Knowledge through Web Logs
New Forms Of Communication: Harnessing Collective Knowledge through Web Logs
New Forms Of Communication: Harnessing Collective Knowledge through Web Logs
New Forms Of Communication: Harnessing Collective Knowledge through Web Logs
New Forms Of Communication: Harnessing Collective Knowledge through Web Logs
New Forms Of Communication: Harnessing Collective Knowledge through Web Logs
New Forms Of Communication: Harnessing Collective Knowledge through Web Logs
New Forms Of Communication: Harnessing Collective Knowledge through Web Logs
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New Forms Of Communication: Harnessing Collective Knowledge through Web Logs

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This presentation gives a brief history of Web logs (blogs) and their potential uses for institutions.

This presentation gives a brief history of Web logs (blogs) and their potential uses for institutions.

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  • 1. New Forms of Communication : Harnessing Collective Knowledge through Web Logs Bryan Loar Presented at the Art Libraries Society of North America’s 35 th Annual Conference April 29, 2007
  • 2. INTRO
    • Bryan Loar
    • Resource Librarian
    • Fitch
    • 2006 MLIS Kent State University
    • 2005 BA History of Art, Ohio State University
    • 2005 BA Italian, Ohio State University
    • Fitch
    • A Global Design Agency
  • 3. INTRO
    • Bryan Loar
    • Senior Site Administrator of
    • Ar t
    • Li brary
    • S tudents &
    • N ew
    • A RLIS*
    • P rofessionals
    • (ArLiSNAP)
    • www.arlisnap.org
  • 4. BLOGS – Are Not Just… Online Journals Places for Self-Proclaimed Nerds Vehicles for Rants
  • 5. BLOGS – Are Not Just… Online Journals Places for Self-Proclaimed Nerds Vehicles for Rants Me Circa 2001
  • 6. BLOGS – So What?
    • Blogs Can Be
    • Forums
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Repositories of Knowledge
    • Connectors to New Knowledge
    • Efficient Professional Development Tools
    • Today’s Blogs Are
    • Economical
    • Easy to Set-Up
    • Easy to Maintain
    • Easily Configurable
  • 7. BLOGS - Statistics
    • An inferred 57 million adults read blogs daily
      • Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2006 1
    • An inferred 12 million adults maintain a blog.
      • Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2006 2
    • Over 175,000 blogs are created every day
      • Technorati, 2007 3
    • Bloggers are more likely to be youthful
      • Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2006 4
  • 8. BLOGS – A Brief History Partially adapted from Lena Karlsson’s account 5 Wordpress Moveable Type (MT) Blogger J ørn Barger, Weblog Filter Weblogs Online Journals 2002 1998 1997 1996 RSS 2.0 MetaWeblog API Six Apart 2003 2001 1999 1995
  • 9. BLOGS – Community & Collaboration
    • Miami University (OH, USA)
      • Integrating Technology and Education Practicum (I-TEP) 6
    • Montgomery College (MD, USA)
      • Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) 7
    • University of Warwick (Coventry, UK)
      • Academic Weblog System 8
  • 10. BLOGS - ArLiSNAP
    • Community
      • Sharing Experiences
        • Conferences
        • Events
      • Support
        • Forum
        • Advice
      • Belonging
        • A Common Thread
        • Beyond the Blog
  • 11. BLOGS - ArLiSNAP
    • Innovation
      • New Technologies in Use
        • De.licio.us
        • Flickr
        • Platial
        • FeedBurner
      • Discover New Ideas
      • Challenge Old & New Concepts
  • 12. BLOGS - ArLiSNAP
    • Empowerment
      • 1 Blog - Many Voices
      • Equal Opportunity
      • Motivational
      • Activism
      • Information Becomes Knowledge
  • 13. BLOGS – Start Your Own!
    • Things to Consider
      • Determine a topic and stick to it
      • Know your audience
      • Choose a format to meet your objective(s)
      • Find the best Web publishing software for your needs
      • Promote
    Partially adapted from Keidra Chaney’s suggestions 9
  • 14. CONCLUSION
    • Blogs
      • Are Powerful Collaboration Tools
      • Archive knowledge
      • Build a sense of community
      • Give a everyone a voice
    Harness Users’ Collective Knowledge
  • 15. ArLiSNAP – Swag! Buttons Flyers
  • 16. STEAL THIS POWERPOINT
    • www.bryan.theloars.com
    OK, some conditions apply. Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives Creative Commons License applies.
  • 17. REFERENCES
    • 1. Lenhart, A., & Fox, S. (2006). Bloggers: A Portrait of the Internet's New Storytellers. Pew Internet & American Life Project . Retrieved April 22, 2007, from http://www.pewinternet.org/pdfs/PIP%20Bloggers%20Report%20July%2019%202006.pdf .
    • 2. Ibid.
    • 3. Technorati (2007). About Us . Retrieved April 22, 2007, from http://www.technorati.com/about/ .
    • 4. Id.
    • 5. Karlsson, L. (2006). The Diary Weblog and the Travelling Tales of Diasporic Tourists. Journal of Intercultural Studies, 27 (3), 299-312. Retrieved April 25, 2007, from the Sociological Collection database.
    • 6. Dickey, M. (2004). The impact of web-logs (blogs) on student perceptions of isolation and alienation in a web-based distance-learning environment. Open Learning , 19 (3), 279-291. Retrieved April 25, 2007, from the Academic Search Premier database.
    • 7. Shaffer, S., Lackey, S., & Bolling, G. (2006). Blogging as a Venue for Nurse Faculty Development. Nursing Education Perspectives , 27 (3), 126-128. Retrieved April 09, 2007, from the Academic Search Premier database.
    • 8. Gordon, S. (2006). Rise of the blog [journal-based Website]. IEE Review , 52 (3), 32-35. Retrieved April 09, 2007, from the Academic Search Premier database.
    • 9. Chaney, K. (2005). Blogs-Learning a New Arts Learning Medium: So Far Neither Rare Nor Exactly Well Done. Teaching Artist Journal , 3 (4), 233-240. Retrieved April 22, 2007 from the Academic Search Premier database.
  • 18. FURTHER READING
    • Blood, R. (2004). How Blogging Software RESHAPES THE ONLINE COMMUNITY. Communications of the ACM , 47 (12), 53-55.
    • Blood gives a good overview of the history of Web logs as well as Web logs’ technical development.
    • Butler, D. (2005). Science in the web age: Joint efforts. Nature , 438 (7068), 548-549.
    • Butler reports the reservations that the scientific community exhibits towards Web logs.
    • Deuze, M. (2006). Participation, Remediation, Bricolage: Considering Principal Components of a Digital Culture. Information Society , 22 (2), 63-75.
    • Deuze gives an in-depth analysis of online culture in particular to independent media (indymedia).
    • Holtz, S. (2006). Communicating in the world of Web 2.0. Communication World , 23 (3), 24-27.
    • Holtz gives a good overview of how we now live in a consumer-driven marketplace.
    • Karlsson, L. (2006). The Diary Weblog and the Travelling Tales of Diasporic Tourists. Journal of Intercultural Studies , 27 (3), 299-312.
    • Although I have already cited Karlsson’s paper, I did want to mention that it is a very insightful piece into Web logs as online journals.
    • Skinner, B. (2004). Web alert: news and views within healthcare -- managing the information overload. Quality in Primary Care , 12 (4), 289-292.
    • Skinner gives good insights into Really Simple Syndication (RSS)’s potential.

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