Academic Library Blogs: 231 Examples

Academic Library Blogs: 231 Examples

Now available: Academic Library Blogs: 231 Examples.

  • Price: $29.50
  • Includes 231 English-language academic library blogs from 156 institutions.
  • Coverage rules same as for Public Library Blogs.
  • Similar metrics and inclusions–but this book also makes a few comparisons between academic and public library blogs. (I do not attempt to characterize academic institutions by size of user population or any other characterization.)
  • x+279 pages, 6×9, 60lb. cream paper.
  • Cover photo taken at Ephesus
  • If you need an ISBN or prefer Amazon, the Amazon/CreateSpace version is the same price and carries ISBN 978-1434832894. (Unlike earlier Amazon/CreateSpace versions, this one is also 60lb. cream book stock.)

I may offer more details in days to come, as time permits. The two books make a great combination, offering an extensive look at library blogging that should be useful to any library considering blogs for the first time or wishing to fine-tune or expand current offerings.

(If you’re wondering: The book was ready before Midwinter but I needed to see the proof copies. Both copies arrived on Saturday, January 12; both of them look just great.)

Update, January 17, 10:50 a.m.: This book should now be fully available at Lulu.

3 Responses to “Academic Library Blogs: 231 Examples”

  1. amanda says:

    I clicked the link, all ready to hit “buy” but lulu tells me the item is not available yet. Thought you should know.

    And, congrats! Can’t wait to get my hands on it 🙂

  2. walt says:

    Hi Amanda,

    Apparently, there are delays of up to 48 hours for my approval of “general distribution” to spread through Lulu’s system–indeed, I’m showing the book as “Published” rather than “Available.”

    So you could try again tomorrow–or see whether the CreateSpace version is available (same price). Thanks for trying to place the first order!

  3. John Dupuis says:

    Thanks, Walt. I can’t wait to order it. Coincidentally, there’s another Lulu book coming out at the same time, also on blogging, so I’m hoping ordering both will save me a bit on postage. At least the Cdn$/US$ exchange rate isn’t going to have much of an impact these days.