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Blogging Dec 2004

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  • 1. blogging: what’s the big deal? prepared by Kathryn Paul dec 2004 blogging bloggers blogs
  • 2. outline
    • what’s it all about?
      • defining blogs
      • blog lingo
    • starting your own blog
      • learn by doing
    • finding blogs
    • keeping track of blogs
    blogging bloggers blogs
  • 3. defining blogs
    • weblog, blog, blogosphere, blogrolling
    • personal diary
    • group blogs
    • collective blogs
        • http://www.slashdot.com, http://instapundit.com
    • political blogs
        • http://blog.johnkerry.com
    • library/librarian blogs
    blogging bloggers blogs
  • 4. library blogs - why
    • communication (news, events, initiatives)
        • example: http://library.usask.ca/news
    • new e-resources, new titles,
        • example:http://collectionsnews.blogspot.com
    • subject specific
        • example:http://www.library.gsu.edu
        • Science news, Social sciences
    • library weblogs organized by country
        • http://www.libdex.com/weblogs.html
    blogging bloggers blogs
  • 5. librarian blogs
    • current trends, thought provoking...
    • open access news
    • lorcan dempsey (OCLC)
        • http://http://orweblog.oclc.org/
    • “ it’s all good” blog
        • http://http://scanblog.blogspot.com/
    • technology + libraries
        • http://www.theshiftedlibrarian.com
    blogging bloggers blogs
  • 6. starting your own blog
    • personal blog - free web based
        • Blogger http://www.blogger.com/start
    • hosted blog using “Moveable Type” software
        • http://gateway.uvic.ca/blogs/bloglearn.html
    blogging bloggers blogs
  • 7. what’s on this page?
    • messages and comments
      • Dated, short, most recent first
    • Login to Blog Learn
    • First name and first name
      • Kathryn, kathryn
    • new post
    • Preview, Draft, Save, View Site, Comments
    • Note “Syndicate this site”
    blogging bloggers blogs
  • 8. what’s on this page 2 ...
  • 9. A little bit more...
    • how to post a live link
        • < a href=“ http://…….”>Libraries Gateway</a>
    • how to send an notification
    blogging bloggers blogs
  • 10. many, many, many blogs
    • size of the blogosphere
        • Pew Internet & American Life (every 5.8 secs)
    • keeping track the easy way
    • go to Bloglines
        • http://www.bloglines.com/
    • set up an account
    • check your email in ten minutes
    many many many many many many many many many many many many blogging bloggers blogs
  • 11.  
  • 12. finding other blogs
    • searching the content of blogs
        • blogdex - http://blogdex.net/about.asp
        • daypop - http://www.daypop.com
        • Bloogz - http://www.bloogz.com/
        • Technorati - http://www.technorati.com/
        • google search tip: inurl:achives blog “google scholar’
    blogging bloggers blogs
  • 13. RSS - what is it?
    • type of xml file
    • most weblogs produce an rss feed
    • aggregators - programs that are able to read rss files
    • web-based - Bloglines
    • cut and paste url of the rss feed into Bloglines
    • any site that produces an xml feed can be added to Bloglines
    blogging bloggers blogs
  • 14. rss feeds
    • newspapers - NYTimes
        • http://www.nytimes.com/services/xml/rss/
    • specific journals
        • BioMed Central http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcbioinformatic
        • Nature http://npg.nature.com/npg/servlet/Content?data=xml/02_newsfeed.xml&style=xml/02_newsfeed.xsl
        • Library science journals - http://dois.mimas.ac.uk/rss.html
        • Uof Sask rss feeds for e journals http://library.usask.ca/ejournals/
    blogging bloggers blogs
  • 15. rss feeds ..2
    • database search results
        • mypubmed
          • http://www.mypubmed.com/
        • myOAI
          • http://www.myoai.com/
        • hubmed
          • http://www.hubmed.org/
    • amazon syndicated content
        • http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/subst/xs/syndicate.html/103-7640106-5939018
        • Create your own http://www.onfocus.com/bookwatch/AmazonRSS.asp
    blogging bloggers blogs
  • 16. finding RSS feeds
    • feedster
        • http://www.feedster.com/
    • daypop
        • http://www.daypop.com/
    • google search
        • NYT, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Forbes
        • Rollingstone, Wired
        • Example rss “wall street journal”
    blogging bloggers blogs
  • 17. review
    • blogging is easy and fun
    • 2 sides to the coin/blogs + rss
    • using blogs in your work (moveable type)
    • techniques to find blogs/rss feeds of interest
    • taking advantage of rss feeds
    blogging bloggers blogs
  • 18. bibliography
    • Clyde, Laurel A. Library weblogs. Library Management v.25, 4-5, 2004.
    • Vogel, T & D Goans. Delivering the news with blogs: the Georgia State University Library experience. Internet Reference Services Quarterly. Preprint. March 2005.
    • Wusteman, Judith. RSS: the latest feed. Library Hi Tech v.22, 4, 404-413
    blogging bloggers blogs