Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Demographics blogging, 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 WJ blogging, 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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Katrina General

by Meredith Farkas on 8/29/2005 with 5 comments

I am riveted to CNN today, worrying about all of the people who decided to or were forced to stay in coastal LA, MS, AL and the Pensacola area. I keep thinking of the New Orleans Zoo (one of my favorites), and wondering what happened to all the animals. How do you evacuate an elephant? …

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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 biblioblogosphere blogging

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 results blogging

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 tail blogging

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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