As always, Garrett has an amazing wealth of stuff in his weekly Library News & Notes. I couldn’t find a permalink for this week’s edition, though. Here are some of the highlights. I myself don’t know where to begin reading. Credible Web? It’s where we click most: http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0319/p17s01-stct.html Dusting Off the Archive for the Web: [...]
Archive for March, 2008
Tonight’s All Things Considered on National Public Radio featured a discussion of sites that combine books and social networking. Of course, Tim Spalding of LibraryThing was part of that. Also mentioned were: Goodreads, BookJetty, Shelfari, and aNobii. Authors, not just readers, are involved in some of the sites.
The deadline to submit a speaking proposal for Internet Librarian is Wednesday, March 26. That means I have six more days to think of one topic worthy of submission. I have a few in mind. I’m just not sure what would be the best for a presentation in that venue. That conference is already full [...]
While Jon was talking about faceted blog archives at blog group, he mentioned a locker room incident where someone shut out a journalist who blogs based on the idea that journalists who blog should be treated no differently from other bloggers. The statement provides more details about the situation, thoughts about reporters who blog, and [...]
Garrett let me know about an article in Monday’s Boston Business Journal announcing the death of the corporate blog. Apparently, the number of new corporate blogs and the amount of content on corporate blogs have been declining. Once enthusiastic blogging organizations are not keeping their blogs as lively as they once were. (Access to this [...]
Pardon me while I engage in some knowledge management on this weblog. It seems like each time my PowerBook crashes in the midst of updating software through the program Software Update, it hangs in the boot process when it tries to load the Login Window. (If you watch Macs boot, you probably know to which [...]
The program Radio Boston, which WBUR airs at 1 p ET on Saturdays, focuses on the future of Boston’s media. It looks like the show is actually recorded on Friday and might already be available on the show’s Web site. There’s also a chatroom to facilitate participation in the discussion.
I’ve done a bad job this week of telling you about cool events before they happen. I’m at a book release talk about global Internet filtering based on research by the OpenNet Initiative. Behind the speakers, various Web pages blocked in different countries flash on a screen as do pages from different countries indicating the [...]
I completely forgot to tell you that tonight’s (3/13) blog group discussion is going to be about weblog archives—as in the way blog platforms create mechanisms to allow people to view older posts. On this weblog, for example, you can browse back by date and topic. (Sadly, the search box does not work.) Tonight’s speaker [...]
A television journalist does an excellent job of remaining calm despite a car crashing into the studio during a live news broadcast.