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Subjects: Communications & information management; United States
Author: Crawford, Walt
Date: Jul/Aug 2011
Start Page: 58
Pages: 3
Section: crawford at large
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A few years ago, library pundits were telling that every library should have a blog. As with almost any other universal solution, blogs never did make sense for every library, but they seemed to make sense for many of them. At the time, the author wondered just how many library blogs existed and how they were doing. In 2007, he attempted to find out through two studies, one of public library blogs and the other of academic library blogs. All of the blogs come from public libraries where English is the primary language. There are many other kinds of blogs such as books and book reviews, other reviews and materials, new item lists, director's blogs, event blogs, and multiple blogs devoted to genealogy technology Web sites, construction projects, and reference questions. It was always easier to start a blog than to maintain it, but these days, it's even easier to start a Twitter account or a Facebook page. For many public libraries, one or both of those may be better choices.

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