Academic journal article Library Technology Reports

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Academic journal article Library Technology Reports

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In the past years, libraries of all types and all sizes have been engaging in online content creation. And who better to partake of such an activity than the intellectual centers of communities, campuses, and organizations? With the breadth of material at hand and knowledge workers--librarians--willing, there's a lot to share. Stable publishing platforms have emerged for diverse needs. We have Twitter and Facebook for social sharing of information; we have sites like Blogspot and WordPress.com for blogging; we turn to open source content management systems such as Drupal for our library websites. Our online publishing needs, and the tools used to fulfill those needs, are disparate.

In this issue of Library Technology Reports, authors Kyle M. L. Jones and Polly-Alida Farrington introduce us to another excellent addition to our technology toolbox that might just surprise you with its power and form: WordPress as a content management system. Bucking its blogging roots, WordPress stands as a relevant option for library content management needs due to new features and excellent usability. …

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