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

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 concerns.
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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Biographical Details

Image of Brian Kelly 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.