One of the first library blogs I started reading was called The Library IT Blog, and it was written by Gary Roberts at Alfred University. I've written about some of Gary's posts before (and before), and recently posted the story of what became of Gary's blog. It turns out though that my aggregator had cached every post of Gary's since late 2003. I emailed Gary and he was truly excited to have his content back (many of us use these here blog thingies as backup brains); there really is some good information there. I asked Gary if he was going to start blogging again now that he had his base content back, and he replied that he just felt a little too busy to be able to commit to regular upkeep again. I then asked him if I could re-post some of his distance education related posts, and he said he'd be happy to have me do that, so what will follow are several posts from Gary's original blog on topics that relate to library support of DE. Each entry will include Gary's original post date, and do pay attention to that as some of this stuff may be a little dated now, but I'm only going to cherry pick the stuff that I think is still relevant. Gary also gets his own post Category, so you'll be able to see all his posts with one click.
Thanks for sharing Gary! (and be sure to check out Gary's monthly column in Computers in Libraries.