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Blogging And Rss Preconference

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Blogging and RSS: Beyond the Basics, a preconference for Internet Librarian 2007

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Blogging And Rss Preconference

  1. 1. Blogging and RSS: Beyond the Basics what you really need to know to make them work
  2. 2. Defining the Purpose <ul><li>Book Reviews </li></ul><ul><li>News </li></ul><ul><li>Subject Portals </li></ul><ul><li>Website Redesign </li></ul>Photo by chrisjohnbeckett
  3. 3. Housekeeping <ul><li>Policies </li></ul><ul><li>Staffing </li></ul>Motivation Support Photo by Crystl
  4. 4. Commonalities <ul><li>Viewer options </li></ul><ul><li>multiple author options </li></ul><ul><li>categories </li></ul><ul><li>multiple formats </li></ul><ul><li>WYSIWIGs </li></ul><ul><li>RSS </li></ul><ul><li>plug-ins </li></ul>Photo by almoco
  5. 5. Blogger <ul><li>free </li></ul><ul><li>hosted, supports own domain </li></ul><ul><li>open API </li></ul><ul><li>Google goodies </li></ul><ul><li>built in Feedburner </li></ul>
  6. 6. WordPress.com <ul><li>free </li></ul><ul><li>hosted </li></ul><ul><li>widgets </li></ul><ul><li>60 themes </li></ul><ul><li>autosave </li></ul><ul><li>Akismet </li></ul><ul><li>importing </li></ul><ul><li>tags </li></ul><ul><li>posts to the future </li></ul>
  7. 7. WordPress.org <ul><li>everything of .com plus </li></ul><ul><li>non-hosted </li></ul><ul><li>control </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source </li></ul><ul><li>requires server space - PHP 4.2 and MySQL 4.0 </li></ul>
  8. 8. WordPressMu <ul><li>multi-user platform for thousands of blogs and users with unique permissions </li></ul>Photo by pingnews.com
  9. 9. MoveableType <ul><li>non-hosted </li></ul><ul><li>free for personal use only </li></ul><ul><li>fees for support and everything else </li></ul><ul><li>integrates with your authentication system </li></ul><ul><li>junk mail file </li></ul><ul><li>file management </li></ul><ul><li>tags and widgets </li></ul><ul><li>email notification </li></ul><ul><li>Atom API </li></ul><ul><li>programming interfaces </li></ul>
  10. 10. Examples <ul><li>Boise State U Library </li></ul><ul><li>U of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library </li></ul><ul><li>Virginia Commonwealth U Library </li></ul><ul><li>For more see Blog Without A Library Wiki Academic Libraries list </li></ul>
  11. 11. RSS <ul><li>getting what you need to the users, </li></ul>giving them what they want Photo by Susan NYC
  12. 12. FeedBurner
  13. 13. Making the Old Look New <ul><li>Feed2JS </li></ul><ul><li>FeedBlendr </li></ul><ul><li>Grazr </li></ul>Photo by St. Fnordius
  14. 14. Making the Old Act New <ul><li>FeedYes </li></ul><ul><li>ListGarden </li></ul>Photo by J.C. Rojas
  15. 15. Michelle Boule <ul><li>http://wanderingeyre.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>AIM: LeFey6 </li></ul>

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