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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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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2007 Survey of the Biblioblogosphereblogging

by Meredith Farkas on 7/29/2007 with 18 comments

In August of 2005, I conducted a survey of people in the library and information science profession who blog to get some sense of the demographic characteristics of bibliobloggers. The results of the first Survey of the Biblioblogosphere can be found here. After two years, it doesn’t take a survey to see that the library …

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Giving and TakingALA, free the information!, hi, librarianship, online education, open access, open source, social software, Wikis

by Meredith Farkas on 6/28/2007 with 19 comments

Oh Meredith, why can’t you just write a nice, short, concise post? I really don’t know what happens! I start writing and my fingers just seem to take over. This is what happens when my husband goes away and leaves me alone with my thoughts. Sorry folks! Something I frequently think about when I go …

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