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LTR Update: Internal Blogs

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Nicole Engard updates us on the internal blogging going on her library that I wrote about for my Library Technology Report - Web 2.0 & Libraries: Best Practices for Social Software.:

The most productive addition to our intranet would have to be the project-specific blogs. These are blogs that anyone can start - one for each ongoing (and completed) project within the library. These blogs are very active! And once again they are an amazing archival tool - I am working on a project now with our ILL and Reference departments and it is HUGE! This project itself has hundred and hundreds of comments and posts on it - all searchable by our intranet search engine and organized by topics (of our choosing). This makes it very easy for the web team to go through and make sure that we have completed everything that was asked of us. It also ensures that everyone who wants to know about the project does - if this were email it’s likely that conversations would go on between me and one person in ILL and then again between my assistant and someone else in ILL - which is no very productive.

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