Monday, November 17, 2003
Blogging and Marketing - 2 ace subjects in one
Nice easy intro to blogs as marketing tool, with links to libraries who have done it.
Libraries and Portals - where does one end and the other begin?
Detailed and thoughtprovoking article on how libraries can or should develop portals and how we need to be thinking in a larger way about making our services work for our users. I found this on the nelh bloglet
Here is taste of the writing style, and the way this article summarises what you may have been thinking already:
"The library wants to provide a web environment which: enriches learning and research by providing timely, convenient access to relevant and appropriate resources; surfaces potentially valuable resources which otherwise might be overlooked; and enables users and the library to focus on fruitful use of collections rather than on the messy mechanics of interaction. Such environments increasingly need to interact with other environments such as the learning management system, institutional portal frameworks, and the other 'hubs' of network presence. I suggest that this means that the
current portal discussion marks a transitional phase. The question we need to address is not the integration of library resources with each other; it is the integration of library services with the learning and research behaviors of users. The former may sometimes be a means to achieve the latter, however it should not be confused with it."
Friday, November 07, 2003
From blogs to k-logs
Excellent article from Computer Weekly about corporate blogs (that's what a k-log is, of course)