The long road towards subject guide 2.0libraries, reference, RSS and Syndication, social bookmarking, Wikis, Work

by Meredith Farkas on 10/24/2007 with 28 comments

When I finally got control over the library’s Web presence last year (a long process better discussed in a post of its own), the first thing I did was take down the library “subject guides.” You could hardly call these things subject guides; they were just a bunch of Web links in different areas. Some …

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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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Should we take off those training-wheels?instruction, librarianship, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 10/7/2007 with 28 comments

no more training wheels Originally uploaded by shadycat I’ve been reading a number of interesting posts on the “training-wheels culture” from Dorothea Salo, Nicole Engard, and Emily Clasper. As I’ve been doing a lot of teaching — both online and in-person workshops — it’s an issue I’ve also been thinking a lot about on my …

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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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