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  1. 1. WEB 2.0: BLOGS Taught by Stefanie Gorzelsky
  2. 2. Characteristics of Web 2.0 <ul><li>Rich user interface </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adapts to user to achieve his or her goal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Looks and feels like a desktop application </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web as a platform </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Web is a place to do things </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Users create value </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sites are useful because of the materials that you put there </li></ul></ul>Zimmerman, Stephanie. “Web 2.0? Wow!”
  3. 3. Characteristics of Web 2.0
  4. 4. Blogs <ul><li>Short for “Web Logs” </li></ul><ul><li>Easy-to-use online publishing tool </li></ul><ul><li>Lists content in reverse date order </li></ul><ul><li>A great way to engage staff and library users in conversation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interactive when comments are enabled </li></ul></ul>Zimmerman, Stephanie. “Web 2.0? Wow!”
  5. 5. Blogs Screenshot from Information from
  6. 6. Libraries who blog <ul><li>American Library Association blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pennsylvania Library Blogs </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogging Libraries Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LIS Weblogs Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Why blog? <ul><li>Blogs are timely </li></ul><ul><ul><li>News and information can be posted and passed on with minimal delay </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs are accessible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Since they are designed for open access, content is easily read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reach out to a wider audience – patron web presence </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Blogs are interactive </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff can publish blogs, and patrons can comment </li></ul></ul>Sauers, Michael P. “Blogging and RSS: a Librarian’s Guide.” Information Today. Medford, New Jersey. 2007. P 6-8.
  8. 8. Blog Software Windows Live Spaces
  9. 9. Creating Your Blog <ul><li>Go to </li></ul><ul><li>Blogger is a Google tool </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Must have a Gmail account. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can be accessed through the “My Account” feature </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Step 1: Create an account <ul><li>This is your Google email address </li></ul><ul><li>Your digital ‘signature.’ Choose something you would like to be ‘known’ as, either pseudonym or real name. Can be changed later. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Step 2: Name your blog <ul><li>Blog title and Blog address can both be changed at a later date </li></ul>
  12. 12. Step 3: Choose a Template <ul><li>Choose a design template for your blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This can be changed later </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Simply determines the look and arrangement of your blog </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Click “Start Blogging” </li></ul>