On the Air! Making the Content of a Consumer Health Radio Show Accessible Using a Blog Platform Public Deposited

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  • February 22, 2019
  • Renner, Barbara Rochen
    • ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0002-3505-6341
    • Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Health Sciences Library
  • Ladd, Robert
    • Affiliation: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Health Sciences Library
  • Richardson, Lee M.
  • The producers of a consumer health radio show proposed forming a partnership with librarians to create an interactive web presence and index recordings of the shows and related content. Their goals were to make content quickly and easily available and discoverable on the web. WordPress.com, an open source blogging service, was selected by the librarians as the best option to meet their needs. The vocabulary used in MedlinePlus was selected for the indexing as it is consumer friendly and covers a variety of health topics. Another benefit of this vocabulary is its hierarchical structure which could be easily inconferenced into the WordPress.com structure of categories (broader terms) and tags (narrower terms). As the project progressed, the show expanded to include an increasing number of cutting edge health topics and the MedlinePlus vocabulary no longer met all indexing needs. Library of Congress Subject Headings were used to fill in these gaps. WordPress.com offers a variety of display and navigation options from a simple search box to tag clouds. This poster highlights challenges and opportunities of using WordPress.com along with the MedlinePlus vocabulary to index and display information.
  • Poster presented at the Association of College and Research Libraries Conference, April 10-13, 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana.
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