VALA2006 Session 4 Volke

VALA2006Encouraging interaction online: the emerging roles of blogs/wikis/RSS in fostering and encouraging user participation

VALA 2006 CONCURRENT SESSION 4: New Technology
Wednesday 8 February 2006, 15:10 – 15:40
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VALA Peer Reviewed PaperSean Volke

Electronic Solutions Consultant, Thomson Gale Australia/NZ

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This paper provides an overview of three technologies: blogs, RSS and wikis. It gives an introduction to each and explores how they are being used within the library community. RSS is of particular interest to libraries; it provides opportunities for interacting with library users and is already being incorporated into library catalogues and websites. Wikis too show promise for future development.