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Blogs In Libraries


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Blogs In Libraries

  1. 1. Blogs in Libraries Web 2.0 Technologies and the Library Industry
  2. 2. What is a Blog? <ul><li>A blog is a public access diary published online. It can be updated anytime from anywhere and may contain all kinds of media including embedded video and graphics as well as HTML links. Other people may comment on these diary entries and share their own opinions for the benefit of anyone who accesses the blog. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why do Libraries Use Them? <ul><li>Blogs are a great way of disseminating current information to a large number of people. This makes them ideal for communicating with clients. </li></ul><ul><li>They are also an efficient method of distributing information and allowing groups of people to trade opinions. This is useful for library staff who wish to communicate with their peers in the industry. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Examples <ul><li>Http:// </li></ul><ul><li>A blog put out by the State Library of Tasmania specifically for its graphic novel collection. The Library has chosen a medium that its target demographic for this material will be comfortable with. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Examples continued <ul><li>Http:// </li></ul><ul><li>This is a blog about the Readers’ Advisory Group for the public library of New South Wales. </li></ul><ul><li>It functions as one-stop shop for online information about Web 2.0 tools that would be of interest to librarians. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>The End </li></ul><ul><li>Credits: Jo Carswell and Ben Gardner. </li></ul>