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: Results from Various Filtersblogging, librarianship

by Meredith Farkas on 10/10/2007 with Comments Off on 2007 Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Results from Various Filters

Before I lost my Survey Monkey pro account, I created a bunch of results filters and exported them as PDF files. They allow you to see how a group who answered one question a certain way answered all of the questions in the survey. I think they add richness to the results and I’m sure …

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2007 Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Attitudes and Behaviorsblogging, librarianship

by Meredith Farkas on 10/10/2007 with 4 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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2007 Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Demographicsblogging, librarianship

by Meredith Farkas on 9/4/2007 with 19 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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2007 Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Index of Resultsblogging, librarianship

by Meredith Farkas on 9/4/2007 with Comments Off on 2007 Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Index of Results

I’m going to start publishing results from the survey in drips and drabs over the next few weeks hopefully, but this page will be the index to the results and will link to them as they come in: 2007 Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Demographics 2007 Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Blog Demographics 2007 Survey of the …

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Free online learning… from ALA?ALA, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 8/22/2007 with Comments Off on Free online learning… from ALA?

Speaking of libraries doing 2.0 things just to look cool, there is an organization that I’ve criticized about that in the past. I’ve been concerned that many of the hip, 2.0-ish things ALA has done have been mere window-dressing to make the organization look cool to new members. I didn’t see a lot of changes …

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Be the first lab!libraries, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 8/11/2007 with 3 comments

I absolutely loved Jill Stover’s post about the library as a lab for creative exploration (by the way, if you don’t read her blog, subscribe! It’s a gem!): This “community creativity lab” is where where I see libraries’ future and competitive advantage. I can’t think of any other free, publicly-accessible place (except perhaps for museums, …

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Library school 0.5?library school, social software

by Meredith Farkas on 8/11/2007 with 4 comments

How can a library school teach their students to be user-focused if they model the exact opposite behaviors? Check out the assertive (and admirable) way that Jennifer tried to confront the issues she and other students had with the distance learning program at the Information and Library Science Department at Southern Connecticut State University. I …

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