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1 A centre of expertise in digital information management UKOLN is supported by: Using Blogs, Micro-blogs and Social Networks in Your Library Case Study 3: The IWMW 2009 blog 14 th October 2009 Marieke Guy Research Officer This work is licensed under a Attribution- NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 licence Resources bookmarked using ili2009-workshop ' tag

2 A centre of expertise in digital information management Contents Introduction Case Study 3: The IWMW 2009 blog Reasons For Having a Library Blog Beyond Blogs: Micro-blogs and Social Networks Barriers Addressing the Barriers Sharing Best Practices What Next?

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4 A centre of expertise in digital information management Background Why? Needed something fast moving to support an event Way to provide information before, during and after the event Didnt want to clog up official Web site Delegates voice When? 10 July – 12 August 2009 What? Wordpress

5 A centre of expertise in digital information management Launching Initial posts: –Introduced the IWMW team –Introduced the location, the sessions and other aspects of the event –Plenary speakers introduced their talks Promotion: –Promoted IWMW2009 Twitter account – ed IWMW2009 delegates –Mailed WEBSITE-INFO-MGT mailing list –Linked to it from numerous Web site including Netvibes and live blogging

6 A centre of expertise in digital information management Audience IWMW 2009 delegates Anyone attending the event remotely (by watching the video stream, joining in with the Twitter chat) Anyone interested in being part of the IWMW community Anyone interested in the subject area of the event – Institutional Web management Anyone else?

7 A centre of expertise in digital information management Fast Moving Inclusion of: –5 minute interviews with photos –Quick interviews (video) –Summaries of talks Widgets included: –Flickr photos and tweets using #iwmw2009 Comments encouraged Delegates encouraged to add entries and given user accounts Tried to get posts up quickly Steady stream of content (scheduled posts)

8 A centre of expertise in digital information management Archiving Last post on 12 th August (Last orders at the IWMW blog) No more significant posts Committed to providing the blog as a resource for people to use Currently comments open, may close in the future May consider archiving of the blog, may use as a test bed for projects like ArchivePress

9 A centre of expertise in digital information management Questions Any questions?


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