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New Forms of Communication : Harnessing Collective Knowledge through Web Logs Bryan Loar Presented at the Art Libraries So...
INTRO <ul><li>Bryan Loar </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Fitch </li></ul><ul><li>2006 MLIS Kent Sta...
INTRO <ul><li>Bryan Loar </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Site Administrator   of </li></ul><ul><li>Ar t  </li></ul><ul><li>Li bra...
BLOGS – Are Not Just… Online Journals Places for Self-Proclaimed Nerds Vehicles for Rants
BLOGS – Are Not Just… Online Journals Places for Self-Proclaimed Nerds Vehicles for Rants Me Circa 2001
BLOGS – So What? <ul><li>Blogs Can Be </li></ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Rep...
BLOGS - Statistics <ul><li>An inferred 57 million adults read blogs daily </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pew Internet & American Li...
BLOGS – A Brief History Partially adapted from Lena Karlsson’s account 5 Wordpress Moveable Type (MT) Blogger J ørn Barger...
BLOGS  –  Community & Collaboration <ul><li>Miami University (OH, USA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrating Technology and Ed...
BLOGS - ArLiSNAP <ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing Experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conferences </...
BLOGS - ArLiSNAP <ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Technologies in Use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>De.licio....
BLOGS - ArLiSNAP <ul><li>Empowerment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Blog - Many Voices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equal Opportuni...
BLOGS – Start Your Own! <ul><li>Things to Consider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine a topic and stick to it </li></ul></ul>...
CONCLUSION <ul><li>Blogs  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are Powerful Collaboration Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archive knowle...
ArLiSNAP – Swag! Buttons Flyers
STEAL THIS POWERPOINT <ul><li>www.bryan.theloars.com </li></ul>OK, some conditions apply.  Attribution, Non-Commercial, No...
REFERENCES <ul><li>1. Lenhart, A., & Fox, S. (2006). Bloggers: A Portrait of the Internet's New Storytellers.  Pew Interne...
FURTHER READING <ul><li>Blood, R. (2004). How Blogging Software RESHAPES THE ONLINE COMMUNITY.  Communications of the ACM ...
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New Forms Of Communication: Harnessing Collective Knowledge through Web Logs

  1. 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. 2. INTRO <ul><li>Bryan Loar </li></ul><ul><li>Resource Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Fitch </li></ul><ul><li>2006 MLIS Kent State University </li></ul><ul><li>2005 BA History of Art, Ohio State University </li></ul><ul><li>2005 BA Italian, Ohio State University </li></ul><ul><li>Fitch </li></ul><ul><li>A Global Design Agency </li></ul>
  3. 3. INTRO <ul><li>Bryan Loar </li></ul><ul><li>Senior Site Administrator of </li></ul><ul><li>Ar t </li></ul><ul><li>Li brary </li></ul><ul><li>S tudents & </li></ul><ul><li>N ew </li></ul><ul><li>A RLIS* </li></ul><ul><li>P rofessionals </li></ul><ul><li>(ArLiSNAP) </li></ul><ul><li>www.arlisnap.org </li></ul>
  4. 4. BLOGS – Are Not Just… Online Journals Places for Self-Proclaimed Nerds Vehicles for Rants
  5. 5. BLOGS – Are Not Just… Online Journals Places for Self-Proclaimed Nerds Vehicles for Rants Me Circa 2001
  6. 6. BLOGS – So What? <ul><li>Blogs Can Be </li></ul><ul><li>Forums </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Repositories of Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Connectors to New Knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Efficient Professional Development Tools </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s Blogs Are </li></ul><ul><li>Economical </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to Set-Up </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to Maintain </li></ul><ul><li>Easily Configurable </li></ul>
  7. 7. BLOGS - Statistics <ul><li>An inferred 57 million adults read blogs daily </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2006 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>An inferred 12 million adults maintain a blog. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2006 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Over 175,000 blogs are created every day </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technorati, 2007 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bloggers are more likely to be youthful </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2006 4 </li></ul></ul>
  8. 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. 9. BLOGS – Community & Collaboration <ul><li>Miami University (OH, USA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrating Technology and Education Practicum (I-TEP) 6 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Montgomery College (MD, USA) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) 7 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>University of Warwick (Coventry, UK) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academic Weblog System 8 </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. BLOGS - ArLiSNAP <ul><li>Community </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing Experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Events </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Forum </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Advice </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Belonging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A Common Thread </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beyond the Blog </li></ul></ul></ul>
  11. 11. BLOGS - ArLiSNAP <ul><li>Innovation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New Technologies in Use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>De.licio.us </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Platial </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>FeedBurner </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Discover New Ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenge Old & New Concepts </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. BLOGS - ArLiSNAP <ul><li>Empowerment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 Blog - Many Voices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Equal Opportunity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motivational </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Activism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Becomes Knowledge </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. BLOGS – Start Your Own! <ul><li>Things to Consider </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine a topic and stick to it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know your audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Choose a format to meet your objective(s) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Find the best Web publishing software for your needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote </li></ul></ul>Partially adapted from Keidra Chaney’s suggestions 9
  14. 14. CONCLUSION <ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Are Powerful Collaboration Tools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archive knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build a sense of community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Give a everyone a voice </li></ul></ul>Harness Users’ Collective Knowledge
  15. 15. ArLiSNAP – Swag! Buttons Flyers
  16. 16. STEAL THIS POWERPOINT <ul><li>www.bryan.theloars.com </li></ul>OK, some conditions apply. Attribution, Non-Commercial, No Derivatives Creative Commons License applies.
  17. 17. REFERENCES <ul><li>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 . </li></ul><ul><li>2. Ibid. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Technorati (2007). About Us . Retrieved April 22, 2007, from http://www.technorati.com/about/ . </li></ul><ul><li>4. Id. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  18. 18. FURTHER READING <ul><li>Blood, R. (2004). How Blogging Software RESHAPES THE ONLINE COMMUNITY. Communications of the ACM , 47 (12), 53-55. </li></ul><ul><li>Blood gives a good overview of the history of Web logs as well as Web logs’ technical development. </li></ul><ul><li>Butler, D. (2005). Science in the web age: Joint efforts. Nature , 438 (7068), 548-549. </li></ul><ul><li>Butler reports the reservations that the scientific community exhibits towards Web logs. </li></ul><ul><li>Deuze, M. (2006). Participation, Remediation, Bricolage: Considering Principal Components of a Digital Culture. Information Society , 22 (2), 63-75. </li></ul><ul><li>Deuze gives an in-depth analysis of online culture in particular to independent media (indymedia). </li></ul><ul><li>Holtz, S. (2006). Communicating in the world of Web 2.0. Communication World , 23 (3), 24-27. </li></ul><ul><li>Holtz gives a good overview of how we now live in a consumer-driven marketplace. </li></ul><ul><li>Karlsson, L. (2006). The Diary Weblog and the Travelling Tales of Diasporic Tourists. Journal of Intercultural Studies , 27 (3), 299-312. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Skinner, B. (2004). Web alert: news and views within healthcare -- managing the information overload. Quality in Primary Care , 12 (4), 289-292. </li></ul><ul><li>Skinner gives good insights into Really Simple Syndication (RSS)’s potential. </li></ul>

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