Many voices: Building a Biblioblogosphere in Ireland

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Title: Many voices: Building a Biblioblogosphere in Ireland
Authors: Dalton, Michelle
Kouker, Alexander
O'Connor, Martin
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/7796
Date: 1-Mar-2016
Abstract: Blogging has been associated with the Library and Information Science (LIS) community for some time now. Libfocus.com is an online blog that was founded in 2011. Its goal was to create a communal communication space for LIS professionals in Ireland and beyond, to share and discuss issues and ideas. The content of the blog is curated by an editorial team, and features guest bloggers from across all sectors and experience levels. Using a qualitative methodological approach, open-ended surveys were conducted with twelve previous guest bloggers, in order to explore how and why Irish-based LIS professionals choose to communicate through blogging. It is hoped that this evidence will provide a greater understanding of both the value and effectiveness of blogging as an outreach and communication tool within the profession, helping both libraries and librarians to be more strategic in their use of it as a medium.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Copyright (published version): 2016 the Authors
Keywords: BloggingAcademic librarianshipSocial mediaIreland
DOI: 10.1080/13614533.2016.1155998
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:UCD Library Staff Research Collection

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