To Blog or Not to Blog – not a question put to Peter & I but the title of a paper by Adrienne Speake from Northumberland Tyne & Wear SHA, who described the establishment of a blog “Talking Knowledge Management” by the knowledge management specialist library of the National Library for Health. She described the rationale for the blogs creation, based on perceived problems with email and commercial discussion lists. The uptake and use of the blog had been minimal & Ady had conducted a survey to explore why this might be. I was surprised that the technology was seeen as being a difficult barrier when the target audience are those working in knowledge management. The final part of her presentation and some of the question and answer session lookied at blog use in general and some other emerging technologies such as wikis.

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