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Blogs were originally used a web based diary, but may now also be used more generally as a discussion site where people comment on a diary entry or article.
Have a look at the nominated and award winning entries in the Edublog awards.Categories include best Librarian/Library blog amongst others
Introduction to Blogs
An overview of blogs including applications of blogs, their advantages and disadvantages.
Can blogging made a difference?
Article describing the results of a PhD study into the use of blogs as part of the curriculum (in the subject Reading and Responding to Children's Literature.)
Podcasts are like a radio file that can be downloaded and listened to whenever the user wants to.
Literary podcasts to keep you inspired
Not sure what to read next? Stuck and looking for a recommendation or literary inspiration? Try these free podcasts for author interviews, book recommendations and more!
Primarily used as a personal social networking site, Facebook pages can also be set up to promote organisations, businesses or products.
Catalogue your books, read book reviews, get recommended titles and more.
Participation Inequality: Encouraging More Users to Contribute
Interesting article about how many people contribute (or don't contribute) to online social networks, and how this affects the balance of these sites.
Web 2.0 and Other Library Technologies
Browse the following links for a selection websites with good information on Web 2.0 and other emerging technologies for libraries.
Contains short, easy to understand videos on a range of topics including Twitter, RSS feeds, podcasting and Wikis. Select "Browse videos" to view.
ALA's website for the latest in Library technology inlcudes newsletters, technical reports and a blog. Although some material is pay to view, other is available free on line.
Yarra Plenty Regional Library's Web 2.0 Resources
Links and lists to Yarra Plenty Regional Library's recommended Web 2.0 resources
Library Technology Guides
Created by Marshall Breeding, Director for Innovative Technologies and Research at the Jean and Alexander Heard Library at Vanderbilt University, this site covers library automation - the products, companies and trends
7 Things You Should Know About...
A series of articles on emerging technogies, each focusing on a specific technology. Technologies covered include Wikis, Podcasts, Social Bookmarking amongst many others
NMC's Horizon project includes an annual report, accessible from this link, that predicts new and emerging technologies for education and training.
The amazing web 2.0 projects book
Free eBook, focussing on Web 2.0 as a teaching tool. Includes skype, wikis, blogs, podcasting, twitter, ePortfolios, and more
Social bookmarking allows users to keep track of their favourite sites, and then access them from any computer with an internet connection.
Delicious is one of the most widely used social bookmarking sites around.
Save bookmarks, add highlights and sticky notes and share and discover with others. A more collaborative version of del.i.cious
Internet 2012 in numbers
Figures on all sorts of internet usage for the year 2011; email, social media, browsers, websites, videos, images. Later years are not available.
Popular distributor of digital e-books and audiobooks
Broadcastr is a new mobile platform that lets you upload audio content linked to a particular location. Users can then download, and listen to, the audio related to their location
Wikis are collaborative websites that allow anyone with access to them to add or edit material.