Fill out Michael’s survey!!!blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 11/2/2005 with 0 comment

Michael Stephens’ blogger survey is up and running. Here’s what it’s all about: The purpose of this research study is to help better understand the motivations of librarians who write independent Weblogs about libraries, technology or their experiences in libraries. It seeks to identify who, exactly, are the “blog people” of librarianship. There will be …

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Any Vermont Bloggers?blogging, Vermont

by Meredith Farkas on 11/2/2005 with 4 comments

I know this message is probably only useful to Jessamyn (and it isn’t, since she already knows about it), but Cathy Resmer from Seven Days has organized a Vermont blogger metup for this Saturday: Date: Saturday, November 5 Time: 3 p.m. Place: Langdon Street Cafe, Montpelier Cost: Free, but you might want to get somethin’ …

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Thanks a lot Wilmablogging

by Meredith Farkas on 10/26/2005 with 5 comments

So I left Florida to get away from the hurricanes… … but Hurricane Wilma was nice enough to make a little visit to Vermont. We got about 16 inches of snow!!! IN OCTOBER!!! (Jessamyn, you are so lucky to be in California right now!) Our power was out for about 17 hours, which is really …

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How to slack in peaceblogging, General

by Meredith Farkas on 10/18/2005 with 0 comment

For those of you in the Northeast who have been dealing with almost 2 weeks of continuous rain, here’s something that definitely brightened my day and made me laugh my head off. A Librarian’s Guide to Etiquette last week had some excellent advice for slackers like me: Always carry a manilla folder with you everywhere …

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Bloggers in LJblogging, librarianship

by Meredith Farkas on 10/2/2005 with 3 comments

I was excited to see that the Bloggers Roundtable I did with several other fabulous librarian bloggers finally made its way into Library Journal. It’s a great article, but part of me was disappointed that it didn’t capture the synergy that was going on in that room. It was a truly amazing, enlightening, and inspiring …

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Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Demographicsblogging, librarianship, libraries, library school

by Meredith Farkas on 9/12/2005 with 2 comments

Since there were 19 questions in the survey, one essay question, and many questions that allowed “write-in’s”, I figured I’d break the results up into a few blog posts. Here is the list of the other posts in the series: Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Blog Demographics Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Attitudes and Behaviors Survey of …

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Online community roadmap at WJblogging, libraries, our digital future, tech trends, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 9/6/2005 with 3 comments

Over the past month, I’ve worked with the folks at WebJunction to develop September’s Online Communities focus. I had the opportunity to work with some fantastic librarians/writers/bloggers and got to do some wiki evangelizing in my own two articles. It was the first time I’ve ever been involved in the publishing process and the first …

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The Carnival pulls up stakes…blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 8/22/2005 with 1 comment

…and moves into Joy’s town! Come one, come all to the Carnival of the Infosciences #3 at Wanderings of a Student Librarian! When Greg first mentioned this carnival idea, it didn’t really make an impression. But now that it’s been actualized and is making the rounds I can see the absolute brilliance of the idea. …

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Survey of the biblioblogosphereblogging

by Meredith Farkas on 8/19/2005 with 15 comments

Here is the Survey of the Biblioblogosphere, as promised. If you write a library blog (personal, professional, official, unofficial, part of a community, in any language) please visit the survey and represent! I really want to learn more about who is blogging, and I’m way too lazy to go through every blog like Walt did. …

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Reader survey resultsblogging

by Meredith Farkas on 8/16/2005 with 2 comments

I think I’ve gotten enough responses to close the survey and report my findings. 72 people filled it out, and that figure blew my mind! I thought I’d probably get 20 responses at most. You all rock!!! I learned some interesting facts about my readers though not too many things were big surprises. For your …

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Loving the long tailblogging

by Meredith Farkas on 8/15/2005 with 10 comments

Everyone is all a-twitter about Walt Crawford’s investigation of the biblioblogosphere where he measured the “reach” of blogs and highlighted the top 50 librarian blogs. And I hate to play devil’s advocate, but I can’t pretend that I think ranking blogs is a good thing. I found the study interesting in an academic sense. Metrics …

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