Instructional Blogs Survey

Are you using blogs to supplement or compliment library instruction? Then take a moment to fill out this survey. The purpose of this survey is to find out how librarians are using weblogs (blogs) to interact with and teach library users. The results will be presented at the Off-Campus Library Services Conference in Savannah, GA... Continue Reading →

MIT Blog Suvey

Some info about the survey: This is a general social survey of the greater weblog community being conducted at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Our goal is to help understand the way that weblogs are affecting the way we communicate with each other. Specifically we are interested in issues of demographics, communication behaviors, experience with... Continue Reading →

Blogs versus Message Boards

As the resident blogger in our library, I often get asked to explain the differences between a blog and a message board. People often wonder which application is better for online communication and collaboration. As with many things in technology, it just depends on the need. Lee LeFever, at Common Craft, has written a very... Continue Reading →

Yahoo Blogging Policy and Tips for New Bloggers

Yahoo! has recently developed Personal Blog Guidelines. The pdf document is definitely worth a look. Of particular note are the Best Practices Guidelines on page two of the document. While geared toward Yahoo! bloggers, the main points are valuable to other bloggers as well. Yahoo! recommends: 1. Be Respectful of Your Colleagues 2. Get Your... Continue Reading →

“Beats all you ever saw……

.....been in trouble with the law since the day they was born." According to a CNN Money article: Christopher Nelson's new job, which comes with a $100,000 salary and a one-year contract, will be to watch reruns of "The Dukes of Hazzard" weeknights on the Country Music Television cable channel and write blog postings for... Continue Reading →

Why Colleges Blog has a good article about colleges that blog to recruit potential students: In seizing on the blogging phenomenon, admissions offices and alumni associations are benefiting from the freshness and honesty that the very medium of blogging suggests. There's an immediacy to blogging, an unvarnished reality to it--even when the feedback function is disabled and... Continue Reading →

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