February 5, 2010
WordPress for Library 2.0: Save the Date for Feb. 10 Webinar
LLB and some 40-plus other Law Professor Blogs Network destinations are hosted by TypePad and TypePad, after far too much unnecessary pain to paying subscribers, has migrated to a new platform that works most of the time now and offers some competitive features. But I like WordPress too and, in fact use it instead of TypePad for my county law library blog. The hosted service at www.wordpress.com offers ease of use and some great features. But blogware isn't just for blogs. It can be a fully functional content management system for library websites and internal library communications. Not being much of a wiki fan, blogware offers a great alternative.
ALA TechSource is presenting WordPress for Library 2.0 and Beyond, a webinar with Joshua Dodson and Laura Slavin, librarians at Lincoln Memorial University, on Wednesday, February 10th at noon Eastern. According to the announcement, the webinar "will explain how to use the built-in functionality in WordPress to showcase your library, as well as explore various plugins that will add further functionality to your website. Topics will include social bookmarking, blogging, RSS, search engine optimization, and more."
Good to see interest from the library community in Wordpress. I'd like to let everyone in the law school community, including librarians and faculty, that CALI is in the process of moving the Classcaster podcasting and blogging network to the Wordpress MU platform. We are currently in closed beta as we get all of the features sorted out, with wide availability in March. Anyone interested in trying it our now can drop me an email at emasters at cali.org, you just need to be at a CALI member institution.
Posted by: Elmer Masters | Feb 5, 2010 4:20:12 AM