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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Legal guide for bloggers

http://www.eff.org/bloggers/lg/

Does your company belong in the blogosphere?

http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item.jhtml?id=5111&t=technology

Article on companies in the blogosphere.
Natalie.

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.

Nancy

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.

Thanks
~nancy

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.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Metropolitan Library System

The Metropolitan Library System's (located at http://www.mls.lib.il.us) entire website is set up "blog" style. Looks nice but its frustrating at first (at least for me).

Just an FYI.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Ann Arbor Public

Ann Arbor District Library

Some Academic Library Blogs

MIT Libraries

Art Institute of Dallas

Case Western - KSL Reference Weblog

Auburn University

Penn State


Elmhurst College

Indiana University Medical Library

Ohio University

Pacifica Graduate Institute

Richland College

Rio Hondo College

Rowland Institute Library - Harvard University

Southwest Oklahoma State University

University of Baltimore Law Library

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Brainstorming Blogs

Brainstorming Blogs:

5 or 6 examples

What failed
What worked
What's said...Darlene

5 Tips for best Blogs

Compare Different Blogs

Library or Librarian Blog

Check out Where the Readers Are

1 "good" blog
1 "bad" blog

Blogs at Chicago libraries?

1. Dominican University Library does not use a blog.
2. The Chicago Public Library does not use a blog.
3. Loyola University Chicago Libraries does not use a blog.
4. The Loyola Law University Library does not use a blog, but it does have an XML feed.
5. Loyola University Health Science Library does not have a blog.
6. The University of Chicago Library does not have a blog.
7. The John Crerar Science Library, where I worked for one brief summer, does have a very clean blog: Crerar Library News!
8. D'Angelo University of Chicago Law Library does not have a blog, although the University of Chicago Law School does have a blog.
9. Eckhart University of Chicago Library does not have a blog.
10. William Rainey Harper Library does not have a blog.
11. Joseph Regenstein Library does not have a blog.
12. Social Service Administration Library does not have a blog.
13. Special Collection Research Section Library does not have a blog.
14. Yerkes Observatory Library at The University of Chicago does not have a blog.
15. Chicago Public Schools Office of Instruction and School Management, Department of Libraries and Information Services does not use a blog.
16. Latin School of Chicago does not have a blog.
17. Illinois Institute of Technology Kent Law School Library does not have a blog.
18. Illinois Institue of Technology Paul V. Galin Library does not have a blog.
19. The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Libraries do not have a blog.
20. The University of Illinois at Chicago Library does not have a blog.
21. DePaul University Libraries do not have a blog.
22. City College of Chicago Richard J. Daley Library does not have a blog.
23. CCC Kennedy King College Library does not have a library.
24. John h. Stroger Cook County Hospital Library does not have a blog.
25. Malcolm X. College Library does not have a blog.
26. Library of Rush University Library does not have a blog.
27. Library of the Health Sciences at The University of Illinois in Chicago does not have a blog.

Blogs at Harvard?

1. The Arnold Arboretum Library at Harvard does not have a blog.
2. The Bio Labs Library does not seem to have a blog.
3. The Gordon McKay & Blue Hills Library does not have a blog.
4. The Harvard University Herberia Libraries do not have a blog.
5. The Harvard College Library, a collection of science libraries, does not have a blog.
6. The Harvard Department of Chemical and Chemical Biology Library does not have a blog.
7. The Harvard Libraries, main gateway for all the libraries, does not have a blog.
8. The Law School Library does not have a blog.
9. The Office of Career Services: Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Science Library does not have a blog.
10. The Harvard Business School Baker Library does not have a blog, but it does have RSS feeds.

My conclusion is that the Harvard Libraries are not hip about blogs.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor District Library-check it!

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