Movers and Shakers!blogging, libraries

by Meredith Farkas on 3/15/2005 with 1 comment

Two bloggers from whose writing I get a great deal of food for thought were just named “movers and shakers” by Library Journal. Congratulations Aaron Schmidt and Michael Stephens! You two really should be proud — not of some mention in Library Journal, but for all you’ve done for your libraries and for librarianship. Rock …

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The highlight of my weekendblogging

by Meredith Farkas on 3/8/2005 with Comments Off on The highlight of my weekend

My husband and I were having dinner with the new librarian friend I met at the conference last week and her fiancee (who is also a librarian). He said that he’s heard I was a blogger and asked what the title of my blog was. So I told him and he exclaimed: Oh my gosh! …

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Neil Gaiman isn’t a fan of Michael GormanALA, blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 2/27/2005 with Comments Off on Neil Gaiman isn’t a fan of Michael Gorman

Neil Gaiman isn’t a fan of Michael Gorman either (welcome to the club). I’ve been really amazed by the reaction of people outside of the library world to Gorman’s piece, but I was thrilled to see an author — whom I’m a big fan of — write an excellent, witty post about the whole ridiculous …

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Good tips for beginning bloggersblogging

by Meredith Farkas on 2/20/2005 with 1 comment

Starting a blog can be indimidating. I remember when I first started, I’d considered it more of an exercise in writing commentary than something I was writing for an audience. That was mostly because I never thought anyone would actually read my blog, and I had no idea how to get people to read my …

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Fabulous mapsblogging, reference

by Meredith Farkas on 2/16/2005 with 1 comment

Ever since I started this blog, I’ve made a big effort to post regularly. Unfortunately, I slacked off last week. Well, I don’t know if packing, putting our junk into storage, and moving to the other side of the country is considered slacking, but I do feel badly about falling out of the loop and …

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The community in computingblogging, open source

by Meredith Farkas on 2/7/2005 with Comments Off on The community in computing

The Linux Librarian has a great post on why open source and blogging are so great: This is why open source works. From my comments, from yesterday, from James Robertson: Hi, Iā€™m the main BottomFeeder developer. What system are you trying the app on? What specific version did you try? Thanks This is why open …

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Online Social Networks Conferenceblogging

by Meredith Farkas on 2/7/2005 with Comments Off on Online Social Networks Conference

Michael Stephens and Aaron Schmidt (the Batman and Robin of the library blogging world) will be presenting The Library Blogosphere: Toward a Working Taxonomy at the Online Social Networks Conference, which is an amazingly affordable and accessible conference for busy (or unemployed) people. According to Michael, they’ll be discussing “what libraries and librarians are doing …

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What is the sound of one hand clapping?blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 2/7/2005 with Comments Off on What is the sound of one hand clapping?

I know this article isn’t new, but it’s new to me and it may be new to you. Jon Udell wrote a concise and tremendously insightful article in InfoWorld entitled The network is the blog, in which he defines a blog in terms of the network it is connected to (the blogosphere). Like the “sound …

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Get your feed out thereblogging

by Meredith Farkas on 1/19/2005 with Comments Off on Get your feed out there

For those who have an RSS feed for their blog, you can now easily submit your feed to 15 aggregators using Feed Submitter by Thomas Korte. If you find that your submission fails on some of the aggregator sites, it may be because you’re already listed on there. [via Research Buzz]

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Blogging about blogging about blogging…blogging

by Meredith Farkas on 1/12/2005 with Comments Off on Blogging about blogging about blogging…

Wow! This has got to be one of the most useful sites I’ve seen in a long time. Susan Herzog, a librarian at Eastern Connecticut State University, has created BlogBib, an annotated bibliography of all things bloggy, with a special focus on library/librarian blogs. It’s quite a resource — a one-stop shop for articles, studies, …

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