Computers in Libraries (CIL2008) – My Brain is Fullblogging, our digital future, RSS and Syndication, social software, speaking, tech trends, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 4/10/2008 with 4 comments

the group – for Connie Originally uploaded by cindiann I had a really wonderful time at Computers in Libraries, as always. While there are always certain talks where the delivery is disappointing or where you don’t learn anything, I went to a lot of talks that were fun or educational or both. And of course …

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I won’t be your April foolblogging

by Meredith Farkas on 4/4/2008 with 25 comments

I’m a pretty tolerant person, but there is one thing in this world that bothers me more than anything else: dishonesty. I am extremely trusting and will take what people tell me at face value. When I find that I’m being deceived, it really makes me angry and frustrated. When I suspect that I’m being …

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Don’t take what you know for grantedblogging, free the information!, libraries, reference, Wikis, Work

by Meredith Farkas on 1/4/2008 with 6 comments

As liaison to all of the distance learning programs at our University, I frequently deal with our Interlibrary Loan Librarian. We can’t do traditional book interlibrary loan with our distance learners because the loan times do not allow sufficient time for us to ship the materials to the student and for the student to consult …

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Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Resultsblogging, librarianship

by Meredith Farkas on 10/10/2007 with 7 comments

Pfew! All done publishing the results of the 2007 Survey of the Biblioblosophere! To refresh your memory, here are all of the posts about this year’s survey: 2007 Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Demographics 2007 Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Blog Demographics 2007 Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Attitudes and Behaviors 2007 Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Results from …

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2007 Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Attitudes and Behaviorsblogging, librarianship

by Meredith Farkas on 10/10/2007 with 3 comments

For comparison to the 2005 results (though some questions are new) visit Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Attitudes and Behaviors 23. What is the primary way that you read blog content? ResponsePercent ResponseCount  I visit each blog individually  15.1%   118   I read blogs in a Web-based RSS aggregator (Bloglines, Google Reader, etc.)  71.1%   557   I read …

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Are you a group blogger?blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 9/17/2007 with 0 comment

Then consider taking this survey on group blogging that my friends down under developed. They will be presenting the results at the VALA2008 Conference. The survey looks at motivations for contributing to a group blog, getting started, and how you keep it going. Considering that well over 200 people in the Survey of the Biblioblogosphere …

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2007 Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Demographicsblogging, librarianship

by Meredith Farkas on 9/4/2007 with 18 comments

Here are the 2005 results so you can have something to compare it to. 1. What is your gender? ResponsePercent ResponseCount  Female  66.3%   556   Male  33.5%   281  Other  0.2%   2  answered question   839  skipped question   0  Women are definitely better represented in the blogopshere than they were last time, but men still are more likely …

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