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Aston & Jeskins - To blog or not to blog that is the question for researchers

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Aston & Jeskins - To blog or not to blog that is the question for researchers

  1. 1. To blog or not to blog,that is the question for researchers Sam Aston and Lisa Jeskins LILAC 2012
  2. 2. Discuss how writing a blog can be useful for research? 5 mins? 
  3. 3. http://homelessinstoke.com/2010/02/22/8‐reasons‐why‐researchers‐should‐blog/
  4. 4. Jeff Bullas “considers  blogging to be biggest  revolution in publishing  since the Gutenberg press.” Why?  Ease of use Rise of the social network Low cost and high speed    broadband Low cost hardwareFlickr CC: David Masters h // fl k / h /d d / /
  5. 5. • Examine the following blogs:  Examine the following blogs and talk to your neighbour about the questions on your handout Joeyanne Libraryanne http://www.joeyanne.co.uk/ Laura’s Dark Archive http://darkarchive.wordpress.com/ Information Literacy Meets Library 2.0 http://infolitlib20.blogspot.co.uk/
  6. 6. Adapting today’s workshop• Find blogs that are relevant to your audience• Set up a blog • Interaction with blog as an exercise, post a  comment or post• Feedback suggested a need to cover setting  up a blog, attracting an audience and  copyright issues
  7. 7. Any Questions? Email:sam.aston@manchester.ac.uklisa.jeskins@manchester.ac.uk Flickr CC: Charles Haynes ‐ http://www.flickr.com/photos/haynes/11360360/

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