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  • **Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.ukBlogs, Wikis and RSSKaren BlakemanRBA Information Serviceshttp://www.rba.co.uk/blog: http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress UKeiG web 2.0 blog: http://ukeig.wordpress.com/ karen.blakeman@rba.co.ukFacebook: Karen BlakemanTwitter: karenblakemanThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 License

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  • Access to documentationUKeiG fact sheets http://www.ukeig.org.uk/factsheets/ UKeiG members onlytemporary user name and password for non-membersusername: ukeig33password: thedoctorLinks to documentation and support materials on http://ukeig.wordpress.com/documentation-and-support-materials/ Blogs and Wikis in Blackboardhttp://www.dartmouth.edu/~bknauff/NERCOMP2006/*Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*

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  • Outline for the day*Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*

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  • Blogs, Wikis. RSS & Web 2.0 What is Web 2.0?A concept not a productA way of thinking A way of working collaborative, socialAbout sharing information with othersAll sorts of technologies but...should not be about technologies more about content and informationExamples:blogs, RSS, wikis, social bookmarking (e.g. Furl, Del.icio.us, Connotea) Flickr, Facebook, MySpace, web based forums, email discussion lists, YouTube, Second Life

    *Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*

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  • The mandatory web 2.0 meme map!http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/a/oreilly/tim/news/2005/09/30/what-is-web-20.html *Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*

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  • Gartner hype curve*Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*http://www.gartner.com/pages/story.php.id.8795.s.8.jsp

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  • Just because its Web 2.0YOU DO NOT HAVE TO USE ITIt should make life easier, save time and help you do the job more effectivelyif does not, ditch it!*Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*

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  • Blogs, Wikis and RSSBlogs and wikisessentially content management systemscan be used as collaborative tools within and outside the organisation Blogsone or a select few post (publish) to many but can have comments from anyoneuseful for announcements, whats new, instead of a newsletter, for mini web sitesWikisideal for collaborating on documents and projects e.g. policies and procedures, course content and documentation, organising a conferenceRSS a means of delivering informationa way to transfer information from one application to another, form one service to another

    *Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*

    Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk

  • BlogsWhat is a blog?short for web logcontent management system that publishes information chronologically, hence the idea of an online diarycontent can range from self-indulgent drivel to extreme eruditioneasy to use and publish from anywhere, therefore there is a high proportion of utter rubbish in the blogospheremost blogs automatically generate RSS feeds Vodcasts and blogs are to the noughties what graffiti was to the Seventies: mindless scrawls reading: 'I woz ere.' It says: 'I'm a moron, but worship me anyway.The Observer, 3rd December 2006http://observer.guardian.co.uk/comment/story/0,,1962820,00.html

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  • *Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*Anatomy of a blog (1) Title and brief descriptionMost recent posting at the topAuthor/blog profileRSS feed for postings and commentsCategories assigned by authorComments from readers

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  • *Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*Anatomy of a blog (2)ArchivesList of recent postsTagsBlogroll of related blogs

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  • *Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*UKeiG collaborative blogList of people who can post articles

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  • Applications of blogsInstead of or in addition to a printed, emailed or static web based newsletterCurrent awareness for staff, users, researchers and clients - Whats newpublicising new services/products, encourage feedback via commentsMarketing tool inside and outside of the organisationCPD recording professional development and reflective practiceRecording project development, discussionsComments or suggestions boxMonitor blogs for information and competitor intelligenceAlternative publishing mediumSmall web sites http://www.newsbriefsoman.info/ *Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*

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  • Why use blogs for publishing?Quick and easy to post and editLinks and management of archives and postings is done by the softwareCan be done from any Internet connected machine, even via a mobileCan be hosted on your own server or on the blogging services serverIf hosted by the blogging service, do not have to wait for content to be uploaded by the relevant department in your organisationCan be individually authored or collaborative*Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*

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  • Blogs as sources of informationBlogs by industry gurus and experts are a good way of keeping up to date with what is happening in a sectorLook for the Blogroll of List of Links on a relevant blogGoogle Blogsearch http://www.google.com/blogsearch use advanced search to search within an individual blogAsk http://www.ask.com/ Blogs and feedsLive Feeds search - http://search.live.com/feeds Blog search engines and directorieshttp://www.technorati.com/ http://www.blogpulse.com/ http://www.quacktrack.com/

    *Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*

    Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk

  • Advanced search in Google Blogsearch*Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*

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  • Ask Blog Search*Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*

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  • Live.com Feeds Search*Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*

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  • *Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*Blogpulse TrendsShows how often your search terms occur in postings can compare up to three searches

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  • Product/company reputationThe Kryptonite Blogstormhttp://introtodigitalage.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/06/Picture%201.png http://introtodigitalage.com/?m=200606 http://tinyurl.com/9p93lBicycle lock that could be opened with a bic pencompany ignored the blogs until a demonstration video appearedthen issued reassurancesonly offered free product exchanges when NY Times and AP picked up the storyestimated cost $10 million

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  • *Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*Quality checking blogsThe usual:date last updated, who is behind the site, domain name check if applicableCheck out the blogger profile, mission statement, about this blog, blogrollRead the content check for obvious bias, errorsUse advanced search screens of blog search tools to find out who has linked to the blog or individual postingsTechnorati, Blogpulse, Ask Blogs and FeedsMay be difficult or impossible to check out authors of comments

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  • Corporate bloggingThe Business value of blogging, March 2007http://www.lewispr.com/Business_value_of_blogging.pdfBlogs and RSS: tools for competitive intelligencehttp://www.digimind.com/en/download/White_Paper_Blogs-RSS_EN_2006.pdf An excellent overview and introduction to blogs and RSS and how they can be used in competitive intelligence. Includes an extensive list of references and further reading. Downloaded 2 October 2006.The email killers - Information Age http://www.information-age.com/article/2006/august/email_killers*Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*

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  • Blogging librariansUK Library Blogshttp://uklibraryblogs.pbwiki.com/ Blogorama in Internet Resources Newsletter:http://www.hw.ac.uk/libwww/irn/LIS-Bloggers email discussion listhttp://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/LIS-BLOGGERS.html British Librarian Bloggers | Google Groupshttp://groups.google.com/group/britlibblogs*Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*

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  • Where are the blogging librarians?Science @ UCD Libraryhttp://ucdscience.blogspot.com/ Reader Services@ucd Libraryhttp://ucdreaderservices.blogspot.com/Shush! the Information Services Library bloghttp://library.northampton.ac.uk/blog/index.phpUniv of Bath Library Science Newshttp://bathsciencenews.wordpress.com/ Spineless?http://hwlibrary.wordpress.com/ E-Resources News and Trials (University of Liverpool)http://liveresources.blogspot.com/

    *Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*

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  • Yet more blogging librariansInfo Junkiehttp://swashford.wordpress.com/ Swansea Libraries http://swansealibraries.blogspot.com/Galway Libraryhttp://galwaylibrary.blogspot.com/ Libraries in the NHShttp://nelh.blogspot.com/ Talking Knowledge Managementhttp://talkingkm.blogspot.com/The Manchester Lit List http://manchesterlitlist.blogspot.com/ Tell Us What You Think of The Library Webloghttp://telluswhatyouthink.wordpress.com/

    *Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*

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  • Legal blogsLegal Blogs with UK and Irish Content http://www.venables.co.uk/blogs.htmBlogs - infolaw Lawfinderhttp://www.infolaw.co.uk/lawfinder/browse_type.asp?typ=Blogs BIALL Bloghttp://biall.blogspot.com/ Law.Librarianshttp://lawlibrarians.wordpress.com/ The Paisley Snail - Wellmeadow Cafhttp://thepaisleysnail.blogspot.com/Inner Temple Library Current Awareness http://innertemplelibrary.wordpress.com/UK Freedom of Information Bloghttp://foia.blogspot.com/

    *Karen Blakeman www.rba.co.uk*

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