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Ili Masterclass 2007 Jones

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Ili Masterclass 2007 Jones

  1. 1. Case study 2 my:self-archive Kara Jones Research Publications Librarian Library & Learning Centre University of Bath [email_address] Internet Librarian International 2007 Masterclass: Using Blogs Effectively Within Your Library Sunday 7 October 2007 Resources bookmarked with this tag: ili2007-blog-masterclass Why have a blog?
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>myselfarchive.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>Reflections on institutional repositories, self-archiving, open access and libraries. </li></ul><ul><li>An individual / subject blog </li></ul>
  3. 3. Rational <ul><li>Using my thoughts on blogs, information literacy and learning: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Community building </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlighting a path of progression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Helping to keep up to date </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide a place to perform critical analysis and information synthesis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sharing experiences </li></ul></ul>Rational
  4. 4. Communities <ul><li>Institutional repositories are a fledgling service </li></ul><ul><li>Very young community of practitioners, few voices </li></ul><ul><li>My contribution is to share my experiences – what I would like to have known when I was starting out. </li></ul>Communities
  5. 5. Development <ul><li>My second library blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li>bathsciencenews.wordpress.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Using WordPress (hosted) </li></ul><ul><li>Scope: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Audience – internal and external </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experimentation – blog stats, promotion.. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Informal style – also improving my writing and gathering ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regular postings – 2-3 per week </li></ul></ul>Development
  6. 6. Content <ul><li>Reporting on visits to other repositories </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of documentation I need to write </li></ul><ul><li>Good ideas I’ve seen on other sites </li></ul><ul><li>Technology that works (ie. wikis, slideshare) </li></ul><ul><li>Perspectives on open access (ie. from publishers) </li></ul><ul><li>Topical issues (ie. links to articles) </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing software </li></ul><ul><li>Related projects in the library </li></ul><ul><li>User education and advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>National initiatives to support repositories </li></ul><ul><li>What confuses me! Good ideas! Scribbles! Personal information! Photos! </li></ul>Content
  7. 7. Learning <ul><li>Sharing good practice </li></ul><ul><li>Engaging the community </li></ul><ul><li>Using new technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Developing skills to cascade to my colleagues as they step into the world of blogs – for work and for personal reasons </li></ul><ul><li>An informal record of my activities </li></ul>Learning
  8. 8. Questions Questions?

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