Saturday, December 03, 2005

Final Writely Pub

Academic Blog Handout

Before you start blogging

Electronic Frontier Foundation
Legal Guide for Bloggers
Blogger's FAQ on Intellectual Property
Student Blogger's FAQ

Public Libraries Blogging

Roselle Public Library's Blogger Book Club
Johnson County Library
Redwood City Public Library
Waterboro Public Library

Special Libraries Blogging

Metropolitan Library System

Corporate Blogs
GM Corporate Blogs
Sun Microsystems Blogs

Thursday, December 01, 2005


Looks like we'll be presenting Saturday afternoon. I've started a handout please let me know what your thoughts are it's at our Writely page.

I'll be comparing two academic blogs one that's "ok" and one that's "excellent."


Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Legal guide for bloggers

Does your company belong in the blogosphere?

Article on companies in the blogosphere.

Monday, November 28, 2005

School Library Blog

Here is a school library blog that we may want to look at.

Also, I'm thinking that maybe we could create a pathfinder encompassing the topics of our blogs to handout to the class. I'm thinking we could use writely, I've set up an account and attached all of you--you should be expecting an email with instructions.
This way we can figure this all out without actually having to meet before Saturday.


Monday, November 14, 2005

College of DuPage

I'd like to focus on the College of DuPage Library Blog as well as other implications academic library blogs have on their institutions...
How's this sound?
I'm ready to do research, but want your approval or suggestions first.


Saturday, November 12, 2005

Elementary School Library Blogs

Hi, Group!
I was toggling between internet explorer and blogger this afternoon, and had probably written a couple hundred words. I was looking at each school site that linked from blogwithoutalibrary, since my area of interest is school libraries more than public, academic or special libraries. Suddenly, one of the school sites messed up my computer and I lost that nice long post!
So, here I am starting over again...Anyway, my conclusion after this afternoon was that I need to start a blog at my elementary school because there aren't any currently out there! The majority of schools don't mention blogs on their websites. However, some call themselves blogs, but really are not. For example, Grandview Elementary School calls its homepage a blog. It isn't a blog.
I did find a blog from Austin, TX, but it inexplicably ended last February 14th. Landis Elementary School has an impressive homepage and easy-to-spot link to their blog, but the blog has only posted two sentences in five months. A Mr. Wells at Wildwood Elementary School began a good blog in March, 2005...and ended it in April. So, as I said, I think it's up to me to lead the way with an elementary school blog!

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Why blogs, and how?

Why integrate a blog into a library Web site?

A blog could potentially transform a static Web site into a dynamic Web site, by creating more movement.

How can librarians use an institutional blog?

1. They can use blogs to announce books or events.
2. They could use blogs to review books and databases.
3. They could share tips for how to use the library or the databases.
4. They could create on-line discussion groups, although there may be a better technology for that.