Collaborative Reference Work in the Blogosphere. Reference Services Review, 34(2), 200-212

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105460
Title:
Collaborative Reference Work in the Blogosphere. Reference Services Review, 34(2), 200-212
Author:
Pomerantz, Jeffrey; Stutzman, Frederic
Citation:
Collaborative Reference Work in the Blogosphere. Reference Services Review, 34(2), 200-212 2006,
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105460
Submitted date:
2006-08-02
Abstract:
Purpose: This paper explores the use of blogs as a platform for providing reference service, and discusses Lyceum, an open source software project from ibiblio.org, for this purpose. Design/methodology/approach: The following topics are explored: the evolution of libraries' uses of blogs, the advantages of conducting the reference transaction as a collaborative effort, and the use of blogs as an environment that fosters collaboration. The argument is made that blogs may be used to good effect in reference services Findings: It is argued that blogs may be used to good effect in reference services. Lyceum, an open source blogosphere application, is discussed as an environment for blog-based reference service. Originality/value: To date, blogs are not being used by a library reference services, and by few online reference service unaffiliated with libraries. This paper will be useful to libraries and other reference services interested in conducting the reference transaction as a community effort.
Type:
Preprint
Language:
en
Keywords:
Virtual Communities; Reference Services; Library Systems; Internet
Local subject classification:
Reference service; Asynchronous reference; Digital reference; Virtual reference; Collaborative reference; Blogs; Blogosphere

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dc.contributor.authorPomerantz, Jeffreyen_US
dc.contributor.authorStutzman, Fredericen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-08-02T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:25:56Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-08-02en_US
dc.identifier.citationCollaborative Reference Work in the Blogosphere. Reference Services Review, 34(2), 200-212 2006,en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105460-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: This paper explores the use of blogs as a platform for providing reference service, and discusses Lyceum, an open source software project from ibiblio.org, for this purpose. Design/methodology/approach: The following topics are explored: the evolution of libraries' uses of blogs, the advantages of conducting the reference transaction as a collaborative effort, and the use of blogs as an environment that fosters collaboration. The argument is made that blogs may be used to good effect in reference services Findings: It is argued that blogs may be used to good effect in reference services. Lyceum, an open source blogosphere application, is discussed as an environment for blog-based reference service. Originality/value: To date, blogs are not being used by a library reference services, and by few online reference service unaffiliated with libraries. This paper will be useful to libraries and other reference services interested in conducting the reference transaction as a community effort.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectVirtual Communitiesen_US
dc.subjectReference Servicesen_US
dc.subjectLibrary Systemsen_US
dc.subjectInterneten_US
dc.subject.otherReference serviceen_US
dc.subject.otherAsynchronous referenceen_US
dc.subject.otherDigital referenceen_US
dc.subject.otherVirtual referenceen_US
dc.subject.otherCollaborative referenceen_US
dc.subject.otherBlogsen_US
dc.subject.otherBlogosphereen_US
dc.titleCollaborative Reference Work in the Blogosphere. Reference Services Review, 34(2), 200-212en_US
dc.typePreprinten_US
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