UK Library Blogs wiki - now open to all - Jo Alcock Consulting
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UK Library Blogs wiki – now open to all

UK Library Blogs wiki – now open to all

Just a quick post in case you didn’t see the announcement on Jennie’s blog – the UK Library Blogs wiki is now open for any registered user to edit.

Time has flown by, but it’s been two whole years now since Jennie initially starting looking for UK library blogs. What initially began as an individual (Jennie!) searching out for other UK bloggers, was turned into a directory of both individual blogs written by librarians and library blogs written for users, and supplier or other information professional’s blogs. With a little bit of assistance from Phil Bradley, Christine Rooney-Browne, and myself, it has been kept up-to-date and developed further to incorporate additional entries to newly discovered blogs, relevant descriptions for each entry, dates last checked to ensure currency, and links to Twitter accounts where applicable.

The time has now come to open it up to enable anyone to register if they wish to add a new entry, edit their own entry, add new functionality, or just register to receive e-mail updates. We are also keen for anyone to use the data as they wish, such as Yahoo Pipes! to aggregate feeds, or the custom search engine I recently had a play with (although I’m sure there are plenty other more impressive things that can be done with the data!).

Many thanks again to Jennie for getting such a useful resource set up, and I hope it continues to develop 🙂

  • Bronagh
    Posted at 22:14h, 01 April Reply

    I think the wiki is such a great resource and I’ve been toying with the idea of setting up something similar for library stuff in Ireland. I’ve posted on Jennie’s blog to ask why PBworks was chosen as the wiki platform, and then wondered whether you might also have some thoughts about this (the wiki platform, that is)? I was thinking of just using WIkipedia (largely because I’ve used it in the past).

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