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Libraries Interact : community and collaboration in the Australian Library blogosphere. Presentation given at VALA conference 6 February 2008. Paper available here: ...

Libraries Interact : community and collaboration in the Australian Library blogosphere. Presentation given at VALA conference 6 February 2008. Paper available here: http://www.valaconf.org.au/vala2008/papers2008/106_Bradley_Final.pdf

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  • Libraries Interact: collaboration and community in the Australian Library blogosphere http://librariesinteract.info
  • Fiona Bradley Kathryn Greenhill Constance Wiebrands http://librariesinteract.info
  • http://librariesinteract.info
  • Outline
    • What ?
    • Who?
    • Content
    • Tools
    • How?
    • Community of practice
    • Other group blogs
    http://librariesinteract.info
  • What http://librariesinteract.info
  • What ?
    • LINT
    http://librariesinteract.info
  • What ?
    • Tagline:
    • Blog central for Australian Libraries
    http://librariesinteract.info
  • What ?
    • Australian
    http://librariesinteract.info
  • What ?
    • Welcomes on-topic contributions from anyone
    http://librariesinteract.info
  • What ?
    • Not aligned with any formal body
    http://librariesinteract.info
  • What ?
    • Not aligned with any formal body
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  • Content http://librariesinteract.info
  • http://librariesinteract.info
  • http://librariesinteract.info
  • Content
    • 200 hits per day
    • >550 subscribers
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  • Content
    • Dec 2007
    • 22680 hits
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  • Content
    • One sixth from Australia
      • Large amount US Canada
      • Egypt China
      • Netherlands Great Britain
      • Brazil
    http://librariesinteract.info
  • The Thali http://librariesinteract.info http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTagmYmV0ss (original had embedded animation showing workplace of each Thali member )
  • http://librariesinteract.info
  • Tools http://librariesinteract.info
  • Tools Blog http://librariesinteract.info
  • Tools – blog
    • Wordpress
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  • Tools – blog
    • Wordpress plugins
    • SPAM
    • Bad behavior
    • Bad behavior log Reader
    • Spam Karma 2
    • Editing
    • Cforms II
    • Stats
    • Ultimate Google Analytics
    • Useless Stats
    • Metadata
    • unAPI Server – machine readable metadata records for posts and pages
    • Backup
    • Wordpress Database Backup
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  • Tools – blog
    • Feedburner
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  • Tools – blog
    • Technorati
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  • Tools Collaboration http://librariesinteract.info
  • Tools – collaboration
    • GMail
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  • Tools – collaboration
    • Google groups
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  • Tools – collaboration
    • PBwiki
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  • Tools – collaboration
    • Social Bookmarking
    • Connotea
    • CiteULike
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  • Tools For Australian libraries http://librariesinteract.info
  • Tools – Australian library
    • Australian Library blogs list
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  • Tools – Australian library
    • Australian Library blogs search
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  • Tools – Australian library
    • Lint survey
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  • Tools – Australian library
    • VLINT
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  • Tools – Australian library
    • Frappr map
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  • Tools – Australian library
    • Thali tags
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  • Tools – Australian library
    • Professional reading room
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  • Tools – Australian library
    • Facebook
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  • How ? http://librariesinteract.info
  • How ?
    • 8 July 2006
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  • How ?
    • 26 Jan 2008
    • 313 posts
    • Comments
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  • How ?
    • Philosophy
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  • How ?
    • Very informal.
    • Not written down until this paper.
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  • How ?
    • LINT is a growing, evolving project.
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  • How ?
    • LINT is a growing, evolving project.
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  • How ?
    • An idea will only work if someone has time to do it.
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  • How ?
    • Everyone available to bounce around ideas.
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  • How ?
    • No single person is in charge.
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  • How ?
    • No formal decision making.
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  • How ?
    • Informal negotiation and discussion.
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  • How ?
    • Assess and deal with situations as they arise.
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  • How ?
    • Don’t create pre-emptive rules.
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  • How ?
    • Highest return for lowest effort.
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  • Community of practice http://librariesinteract.info
  • Community of practice
    • About
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  • Community of practice
    • Function
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  • Community of practice
    • Capability
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  • Collaborative library bloggers survey http://librariesinteract.info
  • The survey
      • September 2007
      • Surveymonkey
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  • What they get out of it
      • Professional
      • - Job
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  • What they get out of it
      • Professional
      • - Skills
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  • What they get out of it
      • Professional
      • - Community
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  • What they get out of it
      • Personal
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  • How you can be involved
      • Read
      • Subscribe
      • Comment
      • Write
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  • Future
      • New Look
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  • Questions ? http://librariesinteract.info