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Weblogs and Libraries - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781843340850, 9781780631820

Weblogs and Libraries

1st Edition

Author: Laurel Clyde
Hardcover ISBN: 9781843340966
Paperback ISBN: 9781843340850
eBook ISBN: 9781780631820
Imprint: Chandos Publishing
Published Date: 30th September 2004
Page Count: 208
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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.


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.

Key Features

  • No other book currently available specifically addresses this highly topical subject
  • Weblogs are becoming more important as sources of up-to-date information on many different topics, and so librarians need to be aware of these resources, how they are created and by whom
  • Weblogs are already important as sources of news and current professional information in the field of library and information science; this book helps librarians to become familiar with the best weblogs in this field


Librarians working in user services or in IT units in academic and public libraries, school librarians and students of library and information science


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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

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About the Author

Laurel Clyde

Dr Laurel Anne Clyde is Professor and Chair of the Library and Information Science Department at the University of Iceland, where she teaches courses related to information technology in libraries and information agencies. She is the author of numerous books and articles.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Iceland, Iceland