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1 or: Bibliographic instruction in a wired world 29 Jon Jablonski, Online Northwest, February

2 What’s a blog? (to me) Frequently updated website with a standard format –Most recent ‘post’ at front page –A public diary OR topical commentary with links –“The ‘intellectual cyberspace’ that bloggers occupy”* Uses blog software Ferdig, Richard E. and Kaye D. Trammell (2004). Content Delivery in the 'Blogosphere'" T.H.E. Journal: 31(7). 28

3 BI with Blogs We can use blogs as replacements for: –bibliography management software (Endnote) –research diaries –3x5 cards –Sticky notes –Web bookmarks Blogs are currently being used in classrooms for: –News sites and newsletters –Group projects –Teacher blogs, students respond –Class listservs and threaded discussion lists 27

4 Case study: a 10 week syllabus 26

5 Blog Services and Software 25

6 Host-your-own Blog software Advantages: –Highly configurable –Searchable –Database oriented –Extensible –Categories (in MT) Gotchas: –Highly configurable –Need your own server –Additional software might be needed (MySQL) 24

7 Published version 23

8 Behind the scenes version 22

9 Main menu for our blog 21

10 The Basic new- entry screen 20

11 Fields for posts 19

12 Final ‘posting’ options 18

13 Edit entry screen 17

14 Case study: a 10 week syllabus

15 The research log Research tasks: –Tracking resources Web pages Database searches OPAC entries –Note taking Citations + narrative Cross references Features to exploit: –Cross posting and pinging –Comments –Categorizing entries –Image thumbnails –Copy, paste, copy, paste, link, link, link 15

16 Surfing example 14

17 Database search results 13

18 Database search results: detailed record 12

19 OPAC citation with notes 11

20 OPAC-formatted example 10

21 Reference to a future text 9

22 Ping ex continued 8

23 Traditional pings 7

24 Including full text 6

25 Categories 5

26 Categories: back end 4

27 Displaying categories and category archives Code to display categories attached to a post: Categories: Code to display list of links to category archives: "> 3

28 Other Possible Classroom Uses Framework for writing research papers* –Link back and forth to drafts of the paper –Use links as placeholder for footnotes –Paste notes into paper and then edit Annotated bibliographies –Yes, people still assign these Group projects with multiple author blogs * our extended example for today 2

29 Links ESL and EFL primary students writing togetherhttp://anvil.gsu.edu/wrinkles Internet Information and Culture –The syllabus: –The blog: search the blogosherehttp://www.technorati.com “the most contagious information currently spreading” through the blogoshpherehttp://blogdex.net/ The most-mentioned books in blogshttp://www.onfocus.com/bookwatch/ 1


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