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Blogging @ Your Library Finding, Reading & Creating Library Blogs Fox Valley Library Council December 10, 2004 Presented by Bonnie Shucha © University of WI Law Library

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Overview Introduction to Blogs Finding and Reading Blogs Creating A Blog for Your Library

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What Is A Blog? A site containing: Brief enlightening posts organized backward sequential request Timestamp for every post Archives of beforehand posted substance

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Why Should You Care About Blogs? Helps you stay educated about subjects you think about Get present, unfiltered news & data Unlike listservs, won\'t stop up your email No spam!

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Why Should You Care About Blogs? "We custodians, as data specialists, do our supporters an injury on the off chance that we neglect to endeavor at taking advantage of a portion of the data that may just be found in the blogosphere." From "Mining Information Gold in the Blogosphere," AALL Spectrum , November 2004

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Example: WisBlawg offers legitimate exploration and Internet news & data with an accentuation on Wisconsin By University of Wisconsin Law Library

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Finding Blogs General Feedster – Search blog content Feedfinder - Search titles of online journals Daypop top site points Search blog content

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Finding Blogs Library related Blogwithoutalibrary List of websites by library sort Library Weblogs List of web journals by nation LIS Blogsource about library web journals

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Finding Blogs Local Library Related Blogs The Ides journals/ides/Caestecker Public Library New Books at the Caestecker Public Library Lit: Books and More for Kids and Teens and Soundbytes: Libraries, Books, Technology and News Wisconsin Librarians @ Winnefox journals/ask/From the Director\'s Desk journals/johns_weblog/

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Finding Blogs Others?

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Reading Blogs As a Web page Requires peruser to visit different locales day by day to check for overhauls With a News Reader – Better! All overhauls are consequently conveyed to one focal area when you subscribe to a RSS channel, listserv, and so on

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News Readers What Is a News Reader? A bit of programming or Web application that pulls together RSS channels from numerous sources into one spot making it simple to scan recently posted data from web journals, ready administrations, and other Web destinations

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News Readers News Readers are otherwise called: News aggregators RSS aggregators RSS perusers RSS remains for: Rich Site Summary - OR-Really Simple Syndication

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News Readers RSS permits you to get warning of current substance without visiting the site important to figure out whether it has been overhauled. Search for catch to get URL for the website\'s RSS channel Then subscribe to it from your news peruser

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News Readers "Any individual who needs to screen flow news all the time should comprehend and utilize RSS in some structure going ahead" From: RSS Tutorial: What IS RSS , LawLibTech

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News Reader: Bloglines is a FREE online administration that helps you subscribe to and oversee heaps of web data, for example, news nourishes, weblogs and sound. Bloglines tracks the data you\'re occupied with, recovers new stuff as it happens, and arranges everything for you all alone individual web news page. From: Bloglines FAQ

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About Bloglines is free Bloglines is Web-based Nothing to download Access from any PC with an Internet association Can subscribe to RSS channels and have email listservs/memberships conveyed to Bloglines

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Subscribing to Bloglines Go to requires an email address & watchword

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Creating A Library Blog Why Create a Blog for Your Library? To speak with your clients To speak with library staff

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Public Blogs for User Communication Library & Topical News Announce New Services Recent Acquisitions List Book/Movie/Web Site Recommendations Book Discussions Local Events Calendar Recommended Research Sources

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Internal Blogs for Staff Communication Announcements for Staff Knowledge Management Frequently asked reference questions Password chronicle Project Management Forum for cooperation Progress reports

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Benefits of Library Blogs Easy – no HTML learning required Inexpensive May be seen as imaginative Attracts more youthful clients Allow client criticism through remarks Can be vocation sponsor for bloggers

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Drawbacks of Library Blogs Requires staff time duty Training Set-up Posting May need to teach individuals about sites Users Staff

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Steps For Creating A Library Blog Consider reason & crowd Choose blog programming Develop blogging approaches Create a layout for the online journal Consider staffing issues Post content Market the web journal

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Consider Purpose & Audience Determine kind of substance you wish to share Library & Topical News Announce New Services Recent Acquisitions List Book/Movie/Web Site Recommendations Book Discussions Local Events Calendar Recommended Research Sources Other??

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Consider Purpose & Audience Decide upon an intended interest group General people group clients Young grown-ups Parents of little kids Book club individuals Genealogists Students/workforce Employees Other particular client bunches

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Choose Blog Software & Hosting May be discrete, yet frequently joined Software Used by Library Blogs Blogger – 43.9% Movable Type – 17.5% (accessible to Winnefox Library System) Radio UserLand – 8.7% Other Identified – Less than 2% each Unidentified – 22.8% Survey from Laurel A. Clyde\'s Weblogs and Libraries , Chandos Publishing: Oxford, 2004, pg. 98.

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Choose Blog Software & Hosting Google Directory of Weblog Publishers Directory of Weblog Hosts Software Breakdown

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Develop Blogging Policies Think about blogging approaches for your library To guarantee that blog ponders well your library To offer direction to bloggers on what is and is not proper See: The Library Blogger\'s Personal Protocols Sample Corporate Blogging Policy & Blogger Code of Ethics

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Create a Template for the Blog Consider elements to incorporate Archives Blogroll RSS & Subscription Options Choose shading plan and style Test in numerous programs

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Consider Staffing Issues Decide who will post to the online journal May be one individual or group Train staff on website programming

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Post Content Develop a reliable style for postings Use "your own voice" at whatever point conceivable Check for spelling and linguistic mistakes Post regularly

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Market Your Blog Announce in library pamphlet Email clients straightforwardly Share by listening in on others\' conversations Create bookmarks, business cards, and so on. Incorporate URL on library distributions Seek joins from other Web destinations & websites List with web indexes and blog registries Issue a public statement to nearby news

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Questions? Contact – Bonnie Shucha Reference & Electronic Services Library University of Wisconsin Law Library PowerPoint presentation accessible at

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