2005-02-04

[artigo] Mais um artigo sobre Blogs em Bibliotecas

Mais um artigo, que ainda não foi publicado mas que já está disponível em pre-print [encontrado pelo Pedro Fonseca, do Contra Factos e Argumentos], que explica as vantagens dos blogs no mundo das bibliotecas. Vale a pena ler pois ajuda aos argumentos para quem quer implementar os blogs dentro das bibliotecas para além de fornecer dicas ilustradas através de um caso prático. Cá fica:

Teri M. Vogel e Doug Goans (2005). DELIVERING THE NEWS WITH BLOGS: THE GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY EXPERIENCE. Vol. 10, Issue 1 of Internet Reference Services Quarterly, expected publication in March 2005.
Resumo:

"Despite the increasing popularity of blogs (or weblogs), few libraries have taken advantage of what they offer. Blogs can be updated easily, frequently and continuously, making them an appealing alternative to static newsletters. This article summarizes the librarians? rationale for moving to this dynamic format, how the technology was balanced with the needs of the librarians and patrons, and the issues and challenges that are being addressed to ensure that this will be a viable and successful newsdelivery system. Some preliminary user statistics have also been gathered and analyzed, offering encouragement that patrons are reading it. The experience with Science News is already serving as the model for the additional subject-specific blogs that have been developed to meet the informational needs of other patron groups."

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