Blog That Bibliography

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Published on July 8, 2007

Author: gary_atwood

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Presentation at the October 2006 Nelinet Technology Conference. Covers best practices for blogging.

Blog that Bibliography Gary S. Atwood Babson Library – Springfield College Social Networking: Plugging New England Libraries into Web 2.0 October 13, 2006

Springfield College Private, coeducation college Approximately 210 faculty Approximately 5,000 students SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE

Private, coeducation college

Approximately 210 faculty

Approximately 5,000 students

Research by Topic Guide SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE

Research Guide Limitations No mechanism to highlight new sites Site management is time consuming No alert system SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE

No mechanism to highlight new sites

Site management is time consuming

No alert system

Blog Software - Pros New sites featured at the top of the page. Site management is largely automated. RSS feeds SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE

New sites featured at the top of the page.

Site management is largely automated.

RSS feeds

Let’s Check It Out! http://www.babsonlibrary.org/hper SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE

Usability What is usability? … the ease with which people can use a certain tool, like a web site or a blog, in order to achieve a particular goal. SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE

Usability Issues for Blogs Use descriptive headlines Write clear & concise annotations Links say where they are going Publish regularly Use categories carefully Jakob Nielsen’s “Weblog Usability: The Top Ten Design Mistakes” http://www.useit.com/alertbox/weblogs.html SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE

Use descriptive headlines

Write clear & concise annotations

Links say where they are going

Publish regularly

Use categories carefully

Categories - Pitfalls Using multiple categories to label one post Using categories that are too general or too specific SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE

Using multiple categories to label one post

Using categories that are too general or too specific

Additional Problems Marketing RSS SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE

Marketing

RSS

Challenges for the Future Clearing out dead or obsolete sites Migrating sites to the research guides Integrating the blog into the research guides SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE

Clearing out dead or obsolete sites

Migrating sites to the research guides

Integrating the blog into the research guides

Final Thoughts Has HPER Librarian been a success? Technologically speaking - yes Strategically speaking - maybe SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE

Has HPER Librarian been a success?

Technologically speaking - yes

Strategically speaking - maybe

Thank You! Enjoy the rest of the conference.

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