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April 5, 2004

UThink: Blogs for All at Univ of Minnesota

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Posted by Liz Lawley

It seems that the University of Minnesota Libraries have unveiled a campus-wide blog hosting initiative they’re calling UThink.

UThink is available to the faculty, staff, and students of the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. All you need to login and start blogging is your U of M Internet ID and Password. You can create as many blogs as you want, and attach as many authors to those blogs as you want. A faculty member could have a blog for every class he or she teaches, and attach the students in those classes to his or her blogs as authors to encourage discussion and debate. A student could also have a blog for every class, or just use blogs to express opinions and viewpoints about world events. A student could also create a club blog, or a blog for his or her friends, and also attach as many authors to those blogs as he or she deems necessary. Faculty could also use the blogging system to track a research initiative, or even publish the drafts of papers they are working on. Other colleges and universities across the country are already making use of this new publishing tool, and the Libraries are excited to finally offer it at the U of M.

This should be fascinating to watch. Kudos to the library there for taking the lead on this project!

(Via Clancy Ratliff)

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1. Jess on April 6, 2004 5:50 PM writes...

The Dartmouth Review sponsors a site where all Dartmouth College faculty, staff, students, and alumni can set up free blogs. Doesn't look quite as professionally done as the U of M one, but it's similar in concept.

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