2007 Survey of the Biblioblogosphereblogging

by Meredith Farkas on 7/29/2007 with 18 comments

In August of 2005, I conducted a survey of people in the library and information science profession who blog to get some sense of the demographic characteristics of bibliobloggers. The results of the first Survey of the Biblioblogosphere can be found here. After two years, it doesn’t take a survey to see that the library …

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Who says memes are frivilous?blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 4/7/2007 with 2 comments

I just wanted to post a follow-up to the five non-library blogs meme started by Rachel Singer Gordon. Thanks to people’s posts on the topic (see here for many of them), I have discovered a whole mess of new blogs to enjoy! Here’s a list of the ones that I’ve subscribed to because of the …

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We could be heroesblogging, librarianship

by Meredith Farkas on 4/7/2007 with 8 comments

Wow! I’m really shocked that people would name me as a biblioblogger hero, but am even more shocked that Dorothea Salo would actually start a meme (yes, you did it Dorothea!). I don’t think I could possibly name just five bloggers who have influenced, inspired, challenged and educated me. I’ve learned something from every blog …

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Krabby Pattyblogging, librarianship

by Meredith Farkas on 3/28/2007 with 18 comments

I’ve got a long list of things I’d like to post about, but I’m just feeling crabby and unable to focus on them right now. I’m not feeling down about my own life. Other than the folks in IT doing something horrendous to our proxy server, my life’s pretty good. It’s just the state of …

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You mean there are non library blogs?!?!?blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 3/20/2007 with 4 comments

Rachel Singer-Gordon has been thinking about what bloggy influences we have from outside of the library world. I read a bunch of non-library blogs in the other areas I’m interested in. Being a distance learning librarian, of course I’m interested in education and educational technologies. I’m also really interested in knowledge management because I get …

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Charitable readingblogging

by Meredith Farkas on 1/11/2007 with 17 comments

My post earlier in the week may just have gotten more comments than anything I’ve ever written. I believe Steve Lawson called it “a great trainwreck of a comments thread.” In addition, I have received a dozen e-mails and IMs from readers of my blog extending their support. One of those e-mails was from my …

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Keeping it realblogging

by Meredith Farkas on 1/8/2007 with 63 comments

I remember a few months ago, my friend Rochelle wrote a terrific post about the Second Life Library 2.0. She basically wrote about her first-time experiences in the Second Life realm and how confusing and off-putting it was for her. She voiced some criticisms of the Second Life Library project, which she made clear were …

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Happy Blog Day!blogging, librarianship

by Meredith Farkas on 8/31/2006 with 8 comments

Today is Blog Day, ostensibly because the date sort of looks like the word blog (3108) if you squint or perhaps are a really creative-minded person. It’s a day where lots of bloggers will will highlight five blogs that they think we should know about. I was thinking of highlighting some of the new blogs …

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Scientific analyses of bloggingblogging

by Meredith Farkas on 7/2/2006 with 4 comments

Lilia Efimova, who herself has written some really fascinating studies of blogging, has collected papers from Computational Approaches to Analysing Weblogs and the 3rd Annual Workshop on the Weblogging Ecosystem. There are some really interesting studies in there, including Discovery of Blog Communities Based on Mutual Awareness and Browsing System for Weblog Articles based on …

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Knowledge management in a growing and change averse organizationblogging, free the information!, knowledge management, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 7/2/2006 with 16 comments

On Friday, I had a meeting with the Dean of the School of Graduate Studies to discuss future plans for integrating information literacy instruction into the curriculum. On several occasions I brought up issues that involved communication problems between the programs and the library. In response, he discussed the internal communication problems he’s seen. He …

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