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Group blogs – what is your experience?

In Blogging on Blogging, Conferences, Web 2.0 & all that on June 11, 2010 by africker Tagged:

Two tHI bloggers are going to be speaking about the group blog experience at HLG Conference 2010.  Our paper is “The Health Informaticist: collaborative blogging for health, fun and, erm, profit” (PDF).  As part of this paper we plan to talk about what makes a group blog different and highlight some good examples / practice.

Reflecting the fact that professional learning extends beyond the Health Informatics domain  we are interested in all great group blogs.

A few group blogs that we read include:

inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe really shows what a group blog can do with collaborative posts and interesting varied view points.  The latest post is a highly pertinent one to current debates (ahem cilipfuture ahem) on the real work of librarianship

TechCrunch and TechCrunchEurope both written by lots of different people, frequently updated and with a good mixture of new developments, product reviews and more in depth debate. Not very health informatics but definitely web 2.0 

Its All Good A blog from five OCLC staff about all things present and future that impact libraries and library users.  A bit of everything library related.

PubMed Search Strategies A highly specialised use of the group blog format.  Brilliant sharing tool for no cost but a little time.

BoingBoing Regular items from Cory Doctorow (and others) on copyright / IP and plenty of library love mixed in with all manner of interesting stuff from the web and beyond.  Once got me summoned to my managers office to explain what I was doing looking at website with the url boingboing.net – answer trying to read an item on censorship only to find it blocked by websense.

So over to you… Do you group blog?  Which ones do you read?  What makes a great group blog?  And have you ever had a disaster through participating in one?

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3 Responses to “Group blogs – what is your experience?”

  1. Thanks for your talk on Tuesday – I could only attend the second half due to a clash with another session, but what I heard was useful. Going to check out the blogs you mention now.

  2. Hi – it was a great talk – am just writing up myself. You mentioned one called library garden, have you got a link?

    Ta,

    Sarah

  3. Hi Sarah,

    The slides are up at http://www.cilip.org.uk/get-involved/special-interest-groups/health/events/conferences/pages/conference-2010.aspx or you can find Library Garden at http://librarygarden.net/

    Just typing up some thoughts on HLG myself funnily enough!

    Cheers

    Alan

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