Today we open a new communication connection among the people of Information Resources and the communities with whom we interact. This blog will be the place to look for news about the Academic Commons, about new resources, changes to services, and trends in digital scholarship and technology. This is also where we hope to hear from you in an ongoing conversation about scholarship, technology and higher education.We are using a blog rather than a print document for two reasons. The first is that we want this to be an opportunity for dialogue, for comment and critique, for question and answer. Print documents do not easily enable the give and take of conversation. Choosing the right communication tool for the task at hand is now a richer and more nuanced decision than what we had even 10 years ago. The web expanded to include not simply pages and sites, but blogs, wikis, and a host of social media options such as Twitter and Facebook. Each option enables and constrains the interactions among creators and consumers of the content. The blog lets us create and deliver content as an ongoing stream rather than a periodic event. Expect to see items written by several IR staff on a variety of topics. This blog format also makes it easy for anyone to comment on any chunk of content without having to address the entire set to which it belongs. When the need arises, tags and a search engine enable all of the content to be used as an archive as well. We hope you find this blog to be useful and that you take advantage of this opportunity to engage with us about your information, technology and scholarship interests.
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