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