Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Concept Paper on Blog Utilization, A Creative Archiving Activity for the Library of the De La Salle University-Manila

Proposal Statement

To create a blog for the Archives’ services of the De La Salle University-Manila aimed at showing what’s in and sighs about who’s been worming around for anything enormously valuable – informational, historical, evidential, and intrinsic – that is housed where Lasalliana collections can be found.

Blogging, specifically, is creative archiving and can market the DLSU archives office as an exciting source for information and records. Since it’s free or with charge, creative archiving allows the library maximize and permits the public to find out what the online space, the huge Cyberspace, has provided them both - where archives can creatively functions, serves a potential market and endorses record groups and items. Definitely optimizing some digital promise, this shall shape the way clients view archives.


'Blog' is short for 'weblog', a frequently updated publication of comments and thoughts on the web. Usually it is reflecting the views of the blog's creator. Blogs consist of text and images and are sorted by date. The newest information is on the top and there is an archive of the old one. People create blogs to share their thoughts with the world. A person writing in the journal is called a 'blogger'. Bloggers write about different topics: from the typical daily situations to the progress of some scientific researches. The readers also can leave comments and thus make the whole blog more interesting and useful. (

You forgot to take a picture of a moment you don’t want to forget. Brother George Van Grieken, on a Saturday, came last July 3 during Brian’s birthday. Standing beside the movable shelf for Lasalliana, he suggested Touching the Hearts of Students: Characteristics of La Sallian School (1992) be put in the stacks always. It’s his book. The archives room has only 2 of the said book while he promised to send copies. According to him, one book that is very popular in America which must also be shelved in the stacks is John Baptist de La Salle: the Spirituality of Christian Education (2004). Brother George iterated that the De La Salle: A City Saint and the Liberation of the Poor Through Education (1996) is very good source for the history of De La Salle. Also, Brother Benilde Romancon, FSC: the Teacher Saint by Luke Salm, FSC (1987) is worth keeping.

As soon as you feel the right moment- write! Jose Javier Reyes, acknowledged as one brilliant and multi-awarded movie-television director and screenwriter ever produced by the University, donated more than three-hundred film and tv scripts to read on. Some shelved hardbound film scripts are Petrang Kabayo (1988), Super Inday and the Golden Bibe (1988), Pahiram ng Isang Umaga (1989), Si Aida, si Lorna, o si Fe? (1989), My Other Woman (1990), Emma Salazar Case (1991), Iisa Pa Lamang (1992), Ikaw Ang Lahat Sa Akin (1992), Unang Tibok ng Puso (1992), Kadenang Bulaklak (1993), Makati Ave. (Office Girls) (1993), Kutob (2005). Also found in the university archives are voluminous TV scripts of Palibhasa Lalake (1986) which featured Katawan by Hagibis as opening and ending theme, Eh Kasi Babae! (1987) with actors like Gloria Diaz and Janice Jurado and Abangan ang Susunod na Kabanata (1991), a show preceded by Tonight with Dick and Carmi and followed by Okat Tokat. Reyes is an alumnus of De La Salle Grade School, La Salle Greenhills High School and AB, 1968, 1972 and 1976 respectively. His collections, three shelves away, appear beside collected works of literary giants namely, Bienvenido N. Santos, Cirilo F. Bautista, Clodualdo del Mundo, Jr., Efren R. Abueg, and Isagani R. Cruz.

I will not forget to take a picture today… Memorabilia collections consisting of books, manuscripts and personal mementos can be captured through photo-making.


Whose face, on a PhilPost stamp, is acknowledged as the very first recipient of the St. John Baptist de La Salle Medal given in 1965?

Whose compact disc that shows Philippine nationalism since 1898?

A photo caption says: “On May 28, 1992, at the age of 1994, one year after he witnessed the fruition of his struggle and the realization of his dream, the removal of the US bases, he died a fulfilled man.”

Is it Marissa who really said this or someone else?: Ang pag-aasawa’y hinahanap lang ng aking katawan. Ang panganganak ay kinakailangan ng aking katawan. Ang pagsusulat ay kailangan ng aking diwa, ng aking kaluluwa.

It was advised that before a blog be created, five factors are suggested to be considered before creating a blog:

Culture The university archives can use blogs to propel historical value of its records by engaging its prospective audience, to turn on, more than their curiosity about St. John Baptist de La Salle, Patron of Teachers, salient documents found in the Archives of DLSU, and valued people and days in portraits, and collection of photos, and, also, to authentically engage all to think and talk about them. Dialogue

Transparency The intention of planning to blog about DLSU archives is for whoever gets to comment, becomes a follower and expects a host of knowledge sources and expression of varied viewpoints. Writing It shall have entertaining content and that it exudes some intensity of passion revealing the enthusiasm before, when and after an article is posted. Time


A committee shall be formed to work on the following:

a. discussion about blogging as a special service of the Archives;
b. staffing persons, calendar and blogging schedule;
c. blog creation and its process;
d. evaluation, to confer and meet for feedback and to improve the service.

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