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Libraries Interact: collaboration and community in the Australian Library blogosphere http://librariesinteract.info
Fiona Bradley Kathryn Greenhill Constance Wiebrands http://librariesinteract.info
http://librariesinteract.info
Outline <ul><li>What ? </li></ul><ul><li>Who? </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>How? </l...
What http://librariesinteract.info
What ? <ul><li>LINT </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
What ? <ul><li>Tagline:  </li></ul><ul><li>Blog central for Australian Libraries </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
What ? <ul><li>Australian </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
What ? <ul><li>Welcomes on-topic contributions from anyone </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
What ? <ul><li>Not aligned with any formal body </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
What ? <ul><li>Not aligned with any formal body </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
Content http://librariesinteract.info
http://librariesinteract.info
http://librariesinteract.info
Content <ul><li>200 hits per day </li></ul><ul><li>>550 subscribers  </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
Content <ul><li>Dec 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>22680 hits </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
Content <ul><li>One sixth from Australia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Large amount US  Canada </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Egypt  C...
The Thali http://librariesinteract.info http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTagmYmV0ss (original had embedded animation showin...
http://librariesinteract.info
Tools http://librariesinteract.info
Tools Blog http://librariesinteract.info
Tools – blog <ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
Tools – blog <ul><li>Wordpress plugins </li></ul><ul><li>SPAM </li></ul><ul><li>Bad behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Bad behavio...
Tools – blog <ul><li>Feedburner </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
Tools – blog <ul><li>Technorati </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
Tools Collaboration http://librariesinteract.info
Tools – collaboration <ul><li>GMail </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
Tools – collaboration <ul><li>Google groups </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
Tools – collaboration <ul><li>PBwiki </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
Tools – collaboration <ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Connotea  </li></ul><ul><li>CiteULike </li></ul>http://...
Tools   For Australian libraries http://librariesinteract.info
Tools – Australian library <ul><li>Australian Library blogs list </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
Tools – Australian library <ul><li>Australian Library blogs search </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
Tools – Australian library <ul><li>Lint survey </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
Tools – Australian library <ul><li>VLINT </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
Tools – Australian library <ul><li>Frappr map </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
Tools – Australian library <ul><li>Thali tags </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
Tools – Australian library <ul><li>Professional reading room </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
Tools – Australian library <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
How ? http://librariesinteract.info
How ? <ul><li>8 July 2006 </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
How ? <ul><li>26 Jan 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>313 posts </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
How ? <ul><li>Philosophy </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
How ? <ul><li>Very informal.  </li></ul><ul><li>Not written down until this paper. </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
How ? <ul><li>LINT is a growing, evolving project. </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
How ? <ul><li>LINT is a growing, evolving project. </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
How ? <ul><li>An idea will only work if someone has time to do it. </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
How ? <ul><li>Everyone available to bounce around ideas. </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
How ? <ul><li>No single person is in charge. </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
How ? <ul><li>No formal decision making. </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
How ? <ul><li>Informal negotiation and discussion. </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
How ? <ul><li>Assess and deal with situations as they arise. </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
How ? <ul><li>Don’t create pre-emptive rules. </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
How ? <ul><li>Highest return for lowest effort. </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
Community of practice http://librariesinteract.info
Community of practice  <ul><li>About </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
Community of practice  <ul><li>Function </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
Community of practice  <ul><li>Capability </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
Collaborative  library bloggers survey http://librariesinteract.info
The survey <ul><ul><li>September 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveymonkey </li></ul></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
What they get out of it <ul><ul><li>Professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Job </li></ul></ul>http://librariesinteract....
What they get out of it <ul><ul><li>Professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Skills </li></ul></ul>http://librariesintera...
What they get out of it <ul><ul><li>Professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Community </li></ul></ul>http://librariesint...
What they get out of it <ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
How you can be involved <ul><ul><li>Read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comment </li></ul...
Future <ul><ul><li>New Look </li></ul></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
http://librariesinteract.info
Questions ? http://librariesinteract.info
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Libraries Interact : community and collaboration in the Australian Library blogosphere. Presentation given at VALA conference 6 February 2008. Paper available here: http://www.valaconf.org.au/vala2008/papers2008/106_Bradley_Final.pdf

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Libraries Interact

  1. 1. Libraries Interact: collaboration and community in the Australian Library blogosphere http://librariesinteract.info
  2. 2. Fiona Bradley Kathryn Greenhill Constance Wiebrands http://librariesinteract.info
  3. 3. http://librariesinteract.info
  4. 4. Outline <ul><li>What ? </li></ul><ul><li>Who? </li></ul><ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><li>Tools </li></ul><ul><li>How? </li></ul><ul><li>Community of practice </li></ul><ul><li>Other group blogs </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  5. 5. What http://librariesinteract.info
  6. 6. What ? <ul><li>LINT </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  7. 7. What ? <ul><li>Tagline: </li></ul><ul><li>Blog central for Australian Libraries </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  8. 8. What ? <ul><li>Australian </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  9. 9. What ? <ul><li>Welcomes on-topic contributions from anyone </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  10. 10. What ? <ul><li>Not aligned with any formal body </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  11. 11. What ? <ul><li>Not aligned with any formal body </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  12. 12. Content http://librariesinteract.info
  13. 13. http://librariesinteract.info
  14. 14. http://librariesinteract.info
  15. 15. Content <ul><li>200 hits per day </li></ul><ul><li>>550 subscribers </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  16. 16. Content <ul><li>Dec 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>22680 hits </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  17. 17. Content <ul><li>One sixth from Australia </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Large amount US Canada </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Egypt China </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Netherlands Great Britain </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brazil </li></ul></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  18. 18. The Thali http://librariesinteract.info http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTagmYmV0ss (original had embedded animation showing workplace of each Thali member )
  19. 19. http://librariesinteract.info
  20. 20. Tools http://librariesinteract.info
  21. 21. Tools Blog http://librariesinteract.info
  22. 22. Tools – blog <ul><li>Wordpress </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  23. 23. Tools – blog <ul><li>Wordpress plugins </li></ul><ul><li>SPAM </li></ul><ul><li>Bad behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Bad behavior log Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Spam Karma 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Editing </li></ul><ul><li>Cforms II </li></ul><ul><li>Stats </li></ul><ul><li>Ultimate Google Analytics </li></ul><ul><li>Useless Stats </li></ul><ul><li>Metadata </li></ul><ul><li>unAPI Server – machine readable metadata records for posts and pages </li></ul><ul><li>Backup </li></ul><ul><li>Wordpress Database Backup </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  24. 24. Tools – blog <ul><li>Feedburner </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  25. 25. Tools – blog <ul><li>Technorati </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  26. 26. Tools Collaboration http://librariesinteract.info
  27. 27. Tools – collaboration <ul><li>GMail </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  28. 28. Tools – collaboration <ul><li>Google groups </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  29. 29. Tools – collaboration <ul><li>PBwiki </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  30. 30. Tools – collaboration <ul><li>Social Bookmarking </li></ul><ul><li>Connotea </li></ul><ul><li>CiteULike </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  31. 31. Tools For Australian libraries http://librariesinteract.info
  32. 32. Tools – Australian library <ul><li>Australian Library blogs list </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  33. 33. Tools – Australian library <ul><li>Australian Library blogs search </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  34. 34. Tools – Australian library <ul><li>Lint survey </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  35. 35. Tools – Australian library <ul><li>VLINT </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  36. 36. Tools – Australian library <ul><li>Frappr map </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  37. 37. Tools – Australian library <ul><li>Thali tags </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  38. 38. Tools – Australian library <ul><li>Professional reading room </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  39. 39. Tools – Australian library <ul><li>Facebook </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  40. 40. How ? http://librariesinteract.info
  41. 41. How ? <ul><li>8 July 2006 </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  42. 42. How ? <ul><li>26 Jan 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>313 posts </li></ul><ul><li>Comments </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  43. 43. How ? <ul><li>Philosophy </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  44. 44. How ? <ul><li>Very informal. </li></ul><ul><li>Not written down until this paper. </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  45. 45. How ? <ul><li>LINT is a growing, evolving project. </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  46. 46. How ? <ul><li>LINT is a growing, evolving project. </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  47. 47. How ? <ul><li>An idea will only work if someone has time to do it. </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  48. 48. How ? <ul><li>Everyone available to bounce around ideas. </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  49. 49. How ? <ul><li>No single person is in charge. </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  50. 50. How ? <ul><li>No formal decision making. </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  51. 51. How ? <ul><li>Informal negotiation and discussion. </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  52. 52. How ? <ul><li>Assess and deal with situations as they arise. </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  53. 53. How ? <ul><li>Don’t create pre-emptive rules. </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  54. 54. How ? <ul><li>Highest return for lowest effort. </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  55. 55. Community of practice http://librariesinteract.info
  56. 56. Community of practice <ul><li>About </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  57. 57. Community of practice <ul><li>Function </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  58. 58. Community of practice <ul><li>Capability </li></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  59. 59. Collaborative library bloggers survey http://librariesinteract.info
  60. 60. The survey <ul><ul><li>September 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Surveymonkey </li></ul></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  61. 61. What they get out of it <ul><ul><li>Professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Job </li></ul></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  62. 62. What they get out of it <ul><ul><li>Professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Skills </li></ul></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  63. 63. What they get out of it <ul><ul><li>Professional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Community </li></ul></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  64. 64. What they get out of it <ul><ul><li>Personal </li></ul></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  65. 65. How you can be involved <ul><ul><li>Read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscribe </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write </li></ul></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  66. 66. Future <ul><ul><li>New Look </li></ul></ul>http://librariesinteract.info
  67. 67. http://librariesinteract.info
  68. 68. Questions ? http://librariesinteract.info

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