Speaking Notes from a Tech Talks Presentation by Valerie Glenn, June 15, 2005

What is a blog?

  • short for Web log
  • can have all sorts of content - individual diary, compilation of links/news articles, etc. on a particular topic, news with commentary, etc.
  • can have individual or group authors

See a pretty detailed discussion at Wikipedia.


How do I publish a blog?

Content management software on your server

Blog host


How are blogs used in libraries?

Communicate internally

Communicate with the public [can be one-way or two-way (ie, comments or no)]


How are blogs used by librarians?

Keep up with what others in the profession are doing

Keep up with issues that affect libraries

Other library-related blogs

About the Author:  At the time of this Tech Talk, Valerie Glenn served as a documents librarian at the UNT Libraries.


Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - 12:00pm