February 13, 2008

Planet York

Thanks to the stellar efforts of my colleague Bill Denton, we here at York have just created something we call Planet York. It uses the Planet software to aggregate all the various blogs by York faculty, staff and students into one easy place for reading and enjoyment. As you can see, it's a bit of a mixed bag, but it's interesting that everything is pretty seriously intended and professional. It's also interesting that a good chunk of the blogs are either within the Libraries or the Law School.

We haven't really started promoting this around the institution yet, but I'm looking forward to seeing what kinds of reactions it can spur. I'm also hoping that it will encourage other York faculty, students and staff to explore blogging as a way to express themselves.

I think it was pretty easy to set up. If you have a strong and vibrant blogging community at your institution, it might be worth investigating something like this.

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