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Blogs

  1. 1. Blogs LIS724 Dominican University
  2. 2. What is a Blog? <ul><li>A website organized by date – most recent info at the top </li></ul><ul><li>Provides lots of links </li></ul><ul><li>Short entries </li></ul><ul><li>Often will have a theme </li></ul><ul><li>Article – The Blog Realm www.infotoday.com/online/sep02/OnTheNet.htm </li></ul>
  3. 3. Requirements <ul><li>Special software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blogger www.blogger.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Movable Type www.movabletype.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Software knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Time to update </li></ul>
  4. 4. How to Find Blogs? <ul><li>Weblogs.com www.weblogs.com </li></ul><ul><li>Eatonweb Portal portal. eatonweb .com </li></ul><ul><li>Blogstreet www.blogstreet.com </li></ul><ul><li>Daypop www.daypop.com </li></ul>
  5. 5. Library Blogs - Links <ul><li>Weblogs Compendium www.light.com/weblogs </li></ul><ul><li>Library Weblogs www.libdex.com/weblogs.html </li></ul>
  6. 6. Examples - Librarians <ul><li>Jenny Levine theshiftedlibrarian .com </li></ul><ul><li>Steven Cohen www.librarystuff.com </li></ul><ul><li>Michael Pate www.libraryplanet.com </li></ul>
  7. 7. Examples - Libraries <ul><li>Redwood City Public Library http://www.rcpl.info/services/liblog.html </li></ul><ul><li>Schoolblogs www.schoolblogs.com </li></ul>
  8. 8. Potential Applications <ul><li>Post current library news </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight websites </li></ul><ul><li>Post local content; community news </li></ul><ul><li>Moderate online book discussions </li></ul>

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