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This is my first blog post for the INFO525 blog assignment.

My first decision in creating this blog is: What kind of blog will this be?  Although the original term for blogs, Web Logs, seems to indicate that a blog is somewhat like a diary (think Samuel Pepys)  the first thing I noticed about blogs is that, unlike a diary, they usually cover a specific subject area or theme. This might be political commentary, musings on the meaning of life, or the record of a project to cook all the recipes in Julia Child’s classic work on French cooking.

Even library-related blogs can vary wildly. Among other approaches there is serious commentary on the profession, aggregating news blogs giving library-related updates, and satire.

New Zealand-based blogs for librarians include comment and news updates about the world of books, thoughts on being a librarian, and commentary on information-related issues.

As well as all these blogs for librarians, there are the blogs created by librarians to inform their audience, giving updates on news of the library and interesting new acquisitions.

However, this blog is related to the INFO525 paper so I’ll try and keep it reasonably focussed. Watch this space!


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