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what is a blog its importance and how blogs started in the universe and how library blogs are important for the library and promoting its services to the end users and ideas for creating blogs for library.instead of this screenshots of international library blogs and some library blogs in context of Pakistan.
Introduction of blogs
History of blogs
Growth of blogs
What is library blogs?
Use of blogs in libraries
Steps for creating a library blog
Why librarians need Blogs?
Criteria for success of library blog
Market your blogs
Advantages of library blog
Why not have a blog?
A regularly updated website or web page, typically one run
by an individual or small group, that is written in an
informal or conversational style.
A blog is a series of entries, or posts created by someone,
stored in chronological order, are searchable, and allows
readers to comment on your content.
Weblogs are websites that are automatically:
Archived, Searchable, Time stamped, Formatted into
headlines and entries
The first blog was Links.net, created by Justin Hall, in 1994.
At that time they weren’t called blogs, and he just referred
to it as his personal homepage.
The term "weblog" was coined by Jorn Barger on 17
The short form, “Blog", was coined by Peter Merholz
In 1999, there were 23 blogs on the internet( James Garrett)
The early 2000s were a period of growth for blogs
One important event in the rise of blogging was when bloggers
focused on the comments in 2002.
By the middle of 2006, there were 50 million blogs according
to Technorati‘s State of the Blogosphere report.
Political blogs were some of the most popular early blogs.
Also launched in 2003 was the AdSense advertising platform. Once
bloggers started making money from their blogs like Problogger.net
and Digital-Photography-School.net and John Chow made sizable amounts of
In 1999, the platform that would later become Blogger was started
by Evan Williams.
Word Press was started in 2003.
TypePad was also released in 2003, based on Movable Type.
Audioblogger, the first major podcasting service, was founded
in 2003. The first video blogs started in 2004.
“A blog can be used to disseminate information about new
material, services, databases and more allowing librarians to
focus more on content than coding is library blog”.
Helps to broadcast useful information to end-users in order to
promote awareness of library programs and services in digital
“It is a communication agent or new publishing media to
There are many different types of blogs, differing not only in the type of content, but also in
the way that content is delivered or written.
The personal blog is an ongoing diary or commentary written by an individual.
A type of weblog in which posts are written and published by more than one author &
Microblogging is the practice of posting small pieces of digital content—which could be
text, pictures, links, short videos, or other media
Friends use it to keep in touch
business associates use it to coordinate meetings or share useful resources,
Examples of these include Twitter, Facebook, Tumbler
A blog IS a Web site But the structure is slightly different than a traditional website
All blogs are Web sites,
but not all Web sites are blogs
One way communication
Formal language-lecture style
Teacher decide what
information passed on
Students disconnected- Not
There are some of services where library blog can put made use of it,
Announcement of new services.
New arrivals list.
book / website recommendation.
Recommend research resources.
Library notice / news.
Publishing book reviews.
Announcement of exhibition & conferences.
Offering trail services for online sources and open access
27% of Internet users read blogs as of
November 2004 -- that’s 32 million people
Greater than-average between the ages
Tend to be young, male, well-educated
and veteran Internet users & students.
With library blog, library patrons can create conversation.
Library blog allow instant two way communication with patrons.
It can contain anything from diaries to news to links to book reviews.
Current awareness and personal information management
Conversations taking place and subjects being discussed here that
relevance to library or patron’s needs
interaction with patrons through comments
know your purpose and focus
lots of hyperlinks
Syndicate the content with an RSS feed
Announce in library newsletter
Email users directly
Share by word of mouth
Create bookmarks, business cards, etc.
Include URL on library publications
Seek links from other Web sites & blogs
List with search engines and blog directories
Issue a press release to local news
Advantages Of Library Blogs
Easy to use & attract traffic.
Either free or inexpensive to use
To keep up-to-date news about library resources, services and building their
To encourage feedback from patrons.
Share work via E-mail, Facebook, twitter, Princeton, etc.
To know the accuracy of patron usage of library.
Marketing of library services.
To enable the rapid production and consumption of web-based publications.
WHY NOT HAVE A BLOG?
The usual objections are
Fear of the blogosphere
The collective community of all blogs is known as the blogosphere