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Blogging by South African academic librarians: a preliminary survey

J Dunlop


Blogging in South African academic libraries is a relatively new phenomenon. At the time of writing, 28 blogs had been authored by South African academic
librarians. A study was conducted of these blogs to establish who these bloggers are and why they are blogging. Several have an experimental air to them. Not all the blogs studied are active and not all have a clear aim or idea of who their audience should be. The most effective blogs seem to be those that invite comments and provide commentary on posts, rather than disabling comments and merely providing links to articles or information.

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