Here are few things to consider when writing entries for the blog. These guidelines are adapted from the eminently sensible Walker Blog Guidelines.
You are representing ULCC Digital Archives Department
- The DA Blog is a voice for the institution as seen through the eyes of its staff.
- When presenting your personal opinions about ULCC, the community and customers, please be aware that blogs are a highly-visible form of communication. Your thoughts are only a click away from being seen around the world.
- Please do not disparage organisations, or individuals. Being critical is acceptable, as long as it is done is a professional manner.
Ways to use the DA Blog
- Use the DA Blog to post material related to your projects and activities.
- Use the blog to track areas of research interest, web sites about a particular topic, or happenings in a particular field. Use the blog as a tool to point to related material on ULCC’s website as well as external sites.
- Use the blog to engage audiences in a different way by providing a behind the scenes view of our work.
- Use the blog to discuss activities, post reviews, promote upcoming events, and receive comments.
- Use the blog’s RSS feeds to monitor new posts. RSS feeds are also available for individual categories or tags.
- Do not post material that is unlawful, abusive, defamatory, invasive of another’s privacy, or obscene to a reasonable person.
- Get permission from colleagues before writing about them.
- Avoid announcements related to unconfirmed events.
- When quoting any other blog or publication, be sure to link to the original (if possible) and use quotation marks or blockquotes (for longer texts).
- When using a photograph found elsewhere on the web, credit it and link to where you got it from.
- Offensive or questionable comments are automatically filtered by the software into a Moderation Queue. (Blog Administrators are responsible for checking these comments.)
- Despite system filters, sometimes spam or offensive comments can get through to your post. If a comment is obviously spam, delete it. Use your discretion to take down non-spam comments with objectionable content.
- When responding to comments, remember that you are representing ULCC, so please be polite (even to the most unreasonable blog poster).
- An RSS Feed is available for all comments.