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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Lots of firsts libraries, library school

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

Vermont is so beautiful I can hardly believe I’m allowed to live here! Even though I started work today, I still feel like I’m on vacation, and I’ll probably feel that way until we move into our house on Friday. Our first house. It’s too many changes to process all at once. Today is also …

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