30 Oct 2004
19 Oct 2004
On Saturday, October 30 from 1-5pm, Josh and I will be speaking at a panel called Blogging and Feeds: What Every Information Professional Needs to Know. The panel is sponsored by the Boston chapter of the Special Libraries Association. We'll be preceded by Jessica Baumgart and Garret Eastman. Kris Liberman will moderate.
- Josh will first give a survey of how blogs are used across the universe—from business marketing to topical news to personal journals.
- I'll give a demo of how blogging works, using frassle. In addition to showing off basic blogging, aggregator, and categorization features, I'll show how you can use frassle to build and publish an aggregator for other people to read. For example, you might hand-pick a few feeds of interest to your patrons and feature them on your library homepage. Or you might use frassle's topic-based organization features to automatically select relevant content based on what you and other bloggers read.
It looks like this panel will be a good introduction to what blogs are good for, and how to use that in your organization. Unfortunately, it's not free: $30 for SLA members, $40 for non-members, and $20 for students, retirees, and folks between jobs. Let me know if you're coming from the Boston area and want a ride.
More resources for librarians/information professionals and blogging:
- Weblogs in the LIS Environment, Dr. L. Anne Clyde (talk slides)
- General and LIS Weblog info, Dr. L. Anne Clyde