Blogging by South African academic librarians: a preliminary survey

Dunlop, Janine Blogging by South African academic librarians: a preliminary survey. Innovation: journal of appropriate librarianship and information work in Southern Africa, 2009, vol. 39, pp. 34-42. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Blogging in South African academic libraries is a relatively new phenomenon. At the time of writing, 28 blogs had been authored by South african academic librarians. A study was conducted of these blogs to establish who these bloggers are and why they are blogging. Several have an experimental air to them. Not all the blogs studied are active and not all have a clear aim or idea of who their audience should be. The most effective blogs seem to be those that invite comments and provide commentary on posts, rather than disabling comments and merely providing links to articles or information.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: blogging, library 2.0, academic libraries, academic library blogging
Subjects: L. Information technology and library technology
Depositing user: Janine Dunlop
Date deposited: 25 May 2010
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 12:16


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