Public Library Blogs: 252 Examples–coming soon!
The second Cites & Insights Book will appear Real Soon Now: A survey of current English-language public library blogs, mostly consisting of profiles of the blogs themselves. ...
Which blogs? Those that were listed in one of the two primary wiki lists of public library blogs as of May 2007 and that met a few basic criteria:
* In English
* Started before 2007 (since “young” blogs have a pretty high failure rate, and I’m interested in showing plausible successes)
* Have at least one blog in two of the three “study months,” March, April and May 2007
* Appear to be a blog in most key respects, or to be a blog portion of a library home page (in some cases, the blog is the homepage)
That resulted in 209 blogs from 196 libraries. I went back to each library and added other blogs (43 in all, and never more than five blogs from one library) that met the criteria but weren’t listed in the wikis.
Cool idea, and looking forward to seeing this published.. will be a good resource for those looking to start a library-based blog, or wanting to see how others are doing it...