Case study 2 my:self-archive Kara Jones Research Publications Librarian Library & Learning Centre University of Bath [email_address] Internet Librarian International 2007 Masterclass: Using Blogs Effectively Within Your Library Sunday 7 October 2007 Resources bookmarked with this tag: ili2007-blog-masterclass Why have a blog?
Reflections on institutional repositories, self-archiving, open access and libraries.
An individual / subject blog
Using my thoughts on blogs, information literacy and learning:
Highlighting a path of progression
Helping to keep up to date
Provide a place to perform critical analysis and information synthesis
Institutional repositories are a fledgling service
Very young community of practitioners, few voices
My contribution is to share my experiences – what I would like to have known when I was starting out.
My second library blog
Using WordPress (hosted)
Audience – internal and external
Experimentation – blog stats, promotion..
Informal style – also improving my writing and gathering ideas
Regular postings – 2-3 per week
Reporting on visits to other repositories
What kind of documentation I need to write
Good ideas I’ve seen on other sites
Technology that works (ie. wikis, slideshare)
Perspectives on open access (ie. from publishers)
Topical issues (ie. links to articles)
Related projects in the library
User education and advocacy
National initiatives to support repositories
What confuses me! Good ideas! Scribbles! Personal information! Photos!
Sharing good practice
Engaging the community
Using new technologies
Developing skills to cascade to my colleagues as they step into the world of blogs – for work and for personal reasons