Blogs & Wikis, what's the
       difference?
 An intoduction to two important
     Library 2.0 applications
What is a blog?

A blog (a fusion of web log) is a website where entries are
commonly displayed in reverse chronological o...
Weblogs...or just blogs (blahgs)

                         Weblogs are:
 Often described as online diaries
 Are personal
 ...
Some examples of Great Blogs for Library Staff
Walking Paper is Aaron Schmidt's Blog. Aaron is the Library Director for No...
An example of a bad blog

SuffolkSlo


This did not work as a blog because it turned into a
collaborative effort. The resu...
Blogging software choices

Blogging software falls into two basic categories, hosted and
non-hosted:

Hosted blogging soft...
Blogging Software Choices (con't)

Nonhosted blogging software is software you download and
install on a Web server. Popul...
How Libraries Use Blogs to Communicate
with Their Patrons
Old Bridge Public Library Weblog

  A regularly updated listing ...
How Libraries Use Blogs to Communicate
 with Their Patrons (con't)
Southlake Public Library

 Library news, events, links,...
What is a wiki?

 A wiki is software that allows users to
 create, edit, and link web pages easily.
      Wikis are often ...
Wikis, what's it all about

ABOUT                               Old School

    Collective intelligence
 -some of our best...
Pros & Cons

PROS                           CONS
   Trust                         Trust, you give up alot of
   Not static...
Some examples of Wikis for Librarians

Library Success This wiki was created to be a one-stop shop for
great ideas and inf...
Wikis for Librarians Con't

Language Learning Software

This is our online space where we can discuss alternative
language...
Library wikis for patrons

Research Guides from Norwich University's Kreitzberg Library

Subject guide for students behind...
The Big V

Vandalism is a problem.
See Wikipedia's Most Vandalized Pages


Spam as vandalism

-If spam and/or vandalism oc...
The Solution

   Monitor
-Since wikis are collaborative,
the entire community can
monitor and correct bad
behavior (and sp...
Choosing Wiki Software

A great place to start is WikiMatrix

WikiMatrix guides you through the process of selecting
softw...
How to keep track of all those blogs and
wikis?

Bloglines

Google Reader

PbWiki helps you keep track of all the wikis th...
Blogs & Wikis

          Blogs                        Wikis
Perfect for disseminating     Perfect for collaborating
      ...
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Workshop held at SCLS 30 January 2008
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Blogs&Wikis

  1. 1. Blogs & Wikis, what's the difference? An intoduction to two important Library 2.0 applications
  2. 2. What is a blog? A blog (a fusion of web log) is a website where entries are commonly displayed in reverse chronological order. quot;Blogquot; can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.
  3. 3. Weblogs...or just blogs (blahgs) Weblogs are: Often described as online diaries Are personal Are chronological Are current; posts are usually about what has just happened Great forums to offer readers the ability to respond because there is always a link for comments. Usually focused on a subject. Disseminate and archive information. The new listserv? Library Revolution
  4. 4. Some examples of Great Blogs for Library Staff Walking Paper is Aaron Schmidt's Blog. Aaron is the Library Director for North Plains Public Library in Oregon. The subject is technology in libraries. Wired Magazine This blog gives the reader a heads up on the technology. The subject is technology & gadgets. What I Learned Today is presented by Nicole C. Engard and covers blogs, rss, wikis and more as they relate to libraries. Tame the Web is presented by Michael Stephens, a librarian, technology trainer and writer living in Northern Indiana. He covers technology and libraries. Librarian in Black by Sara Houghton Jan covers librarianship, technology, and webmastery. Sara describes herself as 100% goth on the inside and most of the time wears black on the outside.
  5. 5. An example of a bad blog SuffolkSlo This did not work as a blog because it turned into a collaborative effort. The result? SuffolkSlo became a wiki.
  6. 6. Blogging software choices Blogging software falls into two basic categories, hosted and non-hosted: Hosted blogging software is the simplest as the software resides on the blog hosting software provider. You access the blogging software over the Internet. Popular hosted choices include the free Blogger.com and WordPress.com, and inexpensive Typepad.com and Radio UserLand. Hosted solutions tend to be less flexible than non-hosted solutions.
  7. 7. Blogging Software Choices (con't) Nonhosted blogging software is software you download and install on a Web server. Popular nonhosted blogging software include free WordPress.org, Expression Engine which has free and paid versions, and Movable Type. It is more complicated as you need to install and set it up, but it tends to be much more flexible. From quot;Blogging for Businessquot; Blog Software Comparison Chart
  8. 8. How Libraries Use Blogs to Communicate with Their Patrons Old Bridge Public Library Weblog A regularly updated listing of news and events for patrons at the Old Bridge, NJ Public Library. Notice the chronological organization and the ease of editing. Ancestor Research Log News and Information of Interest to Local Genealogists Genealogical information that can be easily and quickly updated without adding work to the webmaster's generally heavy load.
  9. 9. How Libraries Use Blogs to Communicate with Their Patrons (con't) Southlake Public Library Library news, events, links, and book reviews John Jermain Memorial Library Library news by department Ann Arbor District Library Entire web page is a series of blogs
  10. 10. What is a wiki? A wiki is software that allows users to create, edit, and link web pages easily. Wikis are often used to create collaborative websites and to power community websites. From Wikipedia
  11. 11. Wikis, what's it all about ABOUT Old School Collective intelligence -some of our best ideas come from brainstorming Sharing ideas with ease -more comfortable Trust -can become less intimidating to share Cramped & Bored? Sharing equally?
  12. 12. Pros & Cons PROS CONS Trust Trust, you give up alot of Not static control. Collaboration Permanence, wikis can Easy, especially with new come and go. WYSIWYG editors Vandalism (what you see is what you get)
  13. 13. Some examples of Wikis for Librarians Library Success This wiki was created to be a one-stop shop for great ideas and information for all types of librarians. ra2point0 is a discussion wiki on the subject of providing traditional reader's advisory services using Web 2.0 and social software tools. suffolklibraries a wiki set up to show Suffolk libraries web 2.0 in action.
  14. 14. Wikis for Librarians Con't Language Learning Software This is our online space where we can discuss alternative language learning software to replace Rosetta Stone. Check out the cool widget!
  15. 15. Library wikis for patrons Research Guides from Norwich University's Kreitzberg Library Subject guide for students behind a firewall BookLoversWiki Princeton Public Library's summer reading club for adults.
  16. 16. The Big V Vandalism is a problem. See Wikipedia's Most Vandalized Pages Spam as vandalism -If spam and/or vandalism occur too often steps may be taken to curb this before the fact.
  17. 17. The Solution Monitor -Since wikis are collaborative, the entire community can monitor and correct bad behavior (and spelling). Passwords Wikis can remain private. Wikis can live behind the firewall Host blocking
  18. 18. Choosing Wiki Software A great place to start is WikiMatrix WikiMatrix guides you through the process of selecting software based on your needs and preferences. creative commons http: //creativecommons. org/licenses/by- nc/2.0/deed.en
  19. 19. How to keep track of all those blogs and wikis? Bloglines Google Reader PbWiki helps you keep track of all the wikis that you create and collaborate in PbWiki with quot;my PbWikiquot; page.
  20. 20. Blogs & Wikis Blogs Wikis Perfect for disseminating Perfect for collaborating information on projects Give an individual a voice Allow individuals the chance to share their Respond to events ideas within a group setting Wikis Create
  21. 21. http://docs.google.com/Presentation? docid=dgvfwtn6_5hkptdjfp&hl=en

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