Content Guidelines


These guidelines outline the purpose and scope of the HSL News blog, and are intended as a guide to the type of content that should appear on the blog.

The HSL News blog was created to communicate news and events at the Health Sciences Library to interested audiences in the University of Calgary community and beyond. The guidelines have been developed by the blog administrators, Heather Ganshorn and Julie Alati-it, and will be reviewed on a regular basis and revised as necessary. Please direct any questions or feedback to us.

The HSL News blog is located at WordPress is the software used to create the blog.


Administrators of the blog: Heather Ganshorn, Julie Alati-it

The blog administrators reserve the right to edit blog content and labels to conform to our style guidelines and delete any misinformation or any inappropriate information.

Any feedback regarding content, labels or design can be directed to the blog administrators.


Bloggers must be staff members of the University of Calgary Health Sciences Libraries – Health Sciences Library, Health Information Network, Health Knowledge Network or Canadian Virtual Health Library (Calgary). Access and writing privileges are granted by email invitation. Please contact one of the blog managers if you are having trouble accessing the blog.


Spelling, punctuation, and other usage should conform to the University of Calgary Style Guide. For more library-specific style advice (such as proper formatting of vendor and database names), please refer to the Health Information Network Style Guide on the shared drive at R:Knowledge-CentersWorkteam – CommunicationsStyle-GuideHIN-Style-Guide-ver6.doc.


The purpose of this blog is to communicate Health Sciences Library news and events that are relevant to the library’s clients and community. Our audience is primarily the University of Calgary faculty, students, and staff, but may also include staff and patients in the Alberta Health Services Calgary Zone who are clients of the Health Sciences Library. Any news items appearing on the blog must be relevant to one or more of these audiences.

All blog items must fall within one of the four blog categories (Collections, Events, Instruction, News). If the item does not fit within one of these categories, it may not be an appropriate item for this blog. You can add more specific keywords as tags. Images can be added if they are related to the content of the item.

Before entering a new post into the blog, check that the item has not already been posted. Every new post must have at least one of the category labels assigned to it (Collections, Events, Instruction News). You may “tag” your post with other relevant keywords, but check the tags list first to make sure that someone else has not already created a synonymous tag; if such a tag has been created, please use it.


The blog is a U of C HSL-sponsored tool for use within the HSL/HIN and for outreach beyond the HSL/HIN. It is expected that blog postings will be professional and reflect well on the HSL/HIN. Bloggers are strongly encouraged to check facts, cite sources, acknowledge and correct errors, and check spelling and grammar before making a post live. All bloggers acknowledge receipt on registration of the blog acceptable use and copyright guidelines. Please be advised that all comments and suggestions can be anonymous and are moderated for clarity, brevity, and appropriateness. We reserve the right to post as is, decline to post, or edit if comments that contain obscenities or otherwise lack civility and respect for any persons, groups, or the university. Links to related posts are encouraged, but bloggers should post original content rather than reposting entire items from other blogs or lists.


Contributors shall not upload, post, or otherwise make available on the blog any content protected by copyright without abiding by the doctrine of fair use, or without the express permission of the owner of the copyright.By contributing to the blog, you also acknowledge that your individual entries to the blog are licensed under a Creative Commons license.Your Creative Commons license allows people who use your content in whole or in part, to take the following actions:
-Distribute it
-Copy the work
-Display or perform it publicly
-Make digital public performances of it (e.g., webcasting)
-Shift the work into another format as a verbatim copy

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