Infopeople introduced its first blog, Wazzup?, in August 2004 (!) to replace the “New on the Site” section of the Infopeople website. Wazzup included information about new additions to the Infopeople website, but also presented general news from and about Infopeople, and offered library-related information that various Infopeople staff members (“Infopeeps”) found interesting.
In September 2005 we decided to do a bit of blog-cleaning, and primary among the tasks we undertook was to rename Wazzup. After a year it seemed a little, well, hokey, as a name and not representative of what we wanted the Infopeople blog to be. Thus was born the slightly less hokey Infoblog. This new and improved blog had two main focuses: as a resource for keeping libraries up to date with new information and technologies, and also as another way to communicate Infopeople news, such as upcoming on-ground and online training and webinars. As time passed it also became the release mechanism for Infopeople podcasts.
Fast forward to March 2009, and Infoblog evolved again. it left its original creation software Movable Type behind and became a WordPress blog.
It continues to be one of the ways Infopeople continues to provide information and access to new content that includes podcasts, info on training, and other tidbits of information that we consider relevant to libraries in California and beyond.
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