Weblogs and Libraries


  • Laurel Clyde, University of Iceland, Iceland

This book discusses the topic of ‘weblogs and libraries’ from two main perspectives: weblogs as sources of information for libraries and librarians; and weblogs as tools that libraries can use to promote their services and to provide a means of communication with their clients. It begins with an overview of the whole weblog and blogging phenomenon. The many different kinds of weblogs are outlined (including personal weblogs, community weblogs, multimedia weblogs). The problem of locating weblogs is addressed through a discussion of weblog directories, search engines and other finding tools. Chapters include using weblogs as sources of information in the library or information service, the options for creating a weblog, and managing the library’s own weblog.
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Librarians working in user services or in IT units in academic and public libraries, school librarians and students of library and information science


Book information

  • Published: September 2004
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-84334-096-6


This clearly written and well-organised book provides a useful and timely introduction to weblogs and their potential use in library and informational science settings., LTSN-ICS

Table of Contents

An overview of the weblog and blogging phenomenon; Weblogs as sources of current information; Finding weblogs; Weblogs in the field of library and information science; Weblogs created by libraries: The state of the art; Creating a weblog: The options; Managing the library weblog; Sources of information about weblogs.