ILI 2007 Conference - October 2007
The following talk was given at the
Internet Librarian International
2007 Conference at the Copthorne Tara Hotel, London,
on Monday 8th - Tuesday 9th October 2007.
- The Blogging Librarian: Avoiding Institutional Inertia
- Brian Kelly
- At previous ILI conferences speakers have described various benefits which
use of blogs can provide within both academic and public libraries. However the
deployment of blogs within an organisation is not necessarily easy: there
are often significant barriers which need to be overcome in order to initially
deploy such services and then to ensure that blogging services are sustainable
and provide a demonstrable return on the investment.
In many cases, such barriers may, perhaps surprisingly, reflect not concerns
over licensing costs and resource implications, but organisational cultural barriers
based, perhaps on conservatism, but also on issues such as reliance on third
party services, and related concerns over data protection, IPR and other legal
This talk will describe strategies which have been used within a variety of contexts
in the UK to overcome such barriers and describe various best practices which are
being developed to help provide sustainable and cost-effective blogging services.
- Date And Time
- The talk is part of the "A105 - Blogging Inertia and 2.0 Scepticism" session
in Track A on Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts And Virtual Libraries which was held on
8th October 2007 from 16:00-17:30.
The talk lasted for 20 minutes.
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Brian Kelly is UK Web Focus, a post funded by the
JISC and the
MLA which advises
the UK's higher and further education communities and museums, libraries and archives
sector on best practices in use of the Web. Brian is an experienced presenter,
and has spoken at all the previous Internet Librarian Conferences held in the UK.
Brian works at UKOLN, a national centre of expertise in digital information management,
which is based at the University of Bath.