This via Stephen’s Lighthouse blog :
Wonder where I can get those shapes?
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The Merry Librarian blog is a blog where library employees from all over the world can share the true library stories of their daily lives in public and academic libraries: as we know the most hilarious, disgusting, heartwarming, alarming, shocking and ridiculous things happen in a library every day.
But now The Merry Librarian has decided to host our first ever “Librarians of the World” month, exclusively featuring stories from librarians outside of the United States and March 2010 will be dedicated to those fearless librarians working down under in Australia.
There are already two stories for us to read:
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We now have a new blog! No need to logon to view. But you will need to use the username and password sent to you by email to add a post.
Everybody is welcome to add information, tips, tricks, jokes, anything… Just add your name or initials to your post.
You can subscribe to the blog and you will be notified when a new post is added.
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Curing Insomnia With Online Tools (my very next read), Boost Your Brain’s Health With Loud Music, Use A Tea Bag To Freshen Small Spaces and the absolutely essential why-has-nobody-done-it-before-now Learn To Throw A Knife.
So back to basics for this first post. What is a blog?
The word blog is a contraction of the word weblog. A blog is a specific type of website.
The main features of a blog which make it different from a regular website include:
- Content is presented in an ongoing series of data entries or posts – kind of like a diary or journal
- Posts are displayed in reverse chronological order with the most recent entry on top so the latest news or information is easy to identified
- There are Comments areas that allow for reader feedback regarding posts
- Links can be incorporated to other websites, other blogs and a variety of other links
- Pictures and videos can be embedded in posts to enhance the content or give more information
- Posts are given topical tags which enable readers to find similar posts
The content and purpose of blogs vary enormously; some are personal diaries, some focus on a specific subject such as politics or travel, and some are primarily “newsy” and informational.
Here are some examples of how other libraries are using blogs:
Sutherland Shire Library News
Alternative teen services
ACT Public Library Blog
Apart from the HSC Legal Studies: News Watch (covered in this blog earlier), the State Library has 3 more newly established blogs:
Join Jennifer Berryman for discussions about the eRecords project, the highlights and discoveries being made along the way.