Blogs: Why They Matter

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A condensed version of "New Forms of Communication: Collective Knowledge through Web Logs." This presentation was shown at the Art Libraries Society of North Americas 35th Annual Conference 2007 during the Hot Topics session.

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  • 1. Blogs: Why They Matter Bryan Loar Presented at the Art Libraries Society of North Americas 35th Annual Conference April 29, 2007
  • 2. INTRO
    • Bryan Loar
    • Resource Librarian
    • Fitch
    • 2006 MLIS Kent State University
    • 2005 BA History of Art, Ohio State University
    • 2005 BA Italian, Ohio State University
    Fitch A Global Design Agency
  • 3. INTRO
    • Bryan Loar
    • Senior Site Administrator of
    • Ar t
    • Li brary
    • S tudents &
    • N ew
    • A RLIS*
    • P rofessionals
    • (ArLiSNAP)
    www.arlisnap.org
  • 4. BLOGS - Statistics
    • An inferred 57 million adults read blogs daily
      • Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2006
    • An inferred 12 million adults maintain a blog.
      • Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2006
    • Over 175,000 blogs are created every day
      • Technorati, 2007
    • Bloggers are more likely to be youthful
      • Pew Internet & American Life Project, 2006
  • 5. BLOGS So What?
    • Blogs Can Be
    • Forums
    • Collaboration Tools
    • Repositories of Knowledge
    • Connectors to New Knowledge
    • Efficient Professional Development Tools
    • Blogs Are Inherently Better Than
    • E-mail
    • Listservs
    • Bulletin Boards
  • 6. BLOGS Start Your Own!
    • Things to Consider
      • Determine a topic and stick to it
      • Know your audience
      • Choose a format to meet your objective(s)
      • Find the best Web publishing software for your needs
      • Promote
    Partially adapted from Keidra Chaneys suggestions
  • 7. New Forms of Communication : Harnessing Collective Knowledge through Web Logs Bryan Loar Presented at the Art Libraries Society of North Americas 35 th Annual Conference April 29, 2007