This blog is dedicated to Peter Scott who opened up the wild, wonderful
world of blogging to me @ Internet Librarian 2001. Thanks Peter!
& Interviews About Blogs
Sites & Tools
About Library Blogs
& Interviews About Blogs
100+ Stories On Blogging
from Blake Carver's LISNews: "I keep this as up to date as possible.
Let me know if I missed anything. It's like a blogging bibliography, not annotated yet though, and
in no real order either."
All the News
That's Fit to Blog "Say good-bye to the old-school pundits on the
op-ed page of the New York Times. It's time to blog." April 2002
Fast Company by John Ellis. Check out the Related Stories in the
sidebar and "For a good list, go to http://www.dynamist.com,
where author, columnist, and blogger Virginia Postrel has links to the best
of blog world".
Rhythms: an interview in the April 2002 issue of Internet Magazine
with Blogger CEO Evan Williams "about how weblogs have changed the Web,
why people will want to pay for Blogger Pro and if he's ever felt like giving
it all up..."
Thoughts: Personal Publication as an Online Research Tool An academic
paper by Torill Mortensen & Jill Walker.
Grassroots KM Through
Blogging "The blend of KM and e-learning initiatives is on every
CLO's (Chief Learning Officer) agenda these days. The pitch is that, KM wrapped
e-learning will enable instant sharing and flow of strategic information, or
knowledge, seamlessly through all channels of the organization, ensuring a well
informed workforce that can react to the vagaries of the new economy."
May 14, 2001 elearningpost by Maish Nichani & Venkat Rajamanickam.
The History of Weblogs
from Dave Winer.
Blogs "Fast Company contributor Daniel H. Pink shares four
of his all-time favorite Weblogs. Sample the revolution here." March 2002
Fast Company by Anni Layne Rodgers.
"Weblogs aren't just glorified pages of links and rambling personal sites;
they are an antidote to mass media. According to the author of The
Weblog Handbook, Rebecca Blood, blogs are also bringing creative expression
to everyday people when they need it most." March 2002 Fast Company
by Anni Layne Rodgers.
A mega-site with 592 weblog-related resources including FAQs, an annotated bibliography,
awards, hosting services and more.
a history and perspective from Rebecca Blood, author of
The Weblog Handbook.
and the News: Where News, Journalism and Weblogs Intersect An annotated
bibliography on blogging from The WELL.
About Library Blogs
Your Life Away Online May, 2001 by Darlene Fichter.
Blogs Are a
Natural for Librarians NewsLink Issue 24 October 2001 by Paula
News: Law Librarians as Newscasters New Jersey Law Journal September
4, 2001 by Susannah Crego, a Fairfield, Conn.law librarian . "Newsletters
and other services help librarians provide the right information at the right
A Closer Look at Weblogs
October 15, 2001 Notes from the Technology Trenches, LLRX.com by Cindy
Communicating Off the Page
Library Journal 9/15/2001 by Marylaine Block.
The E-Files: You
Must Read This. Library Weblogs. American Libraries October 2001
by Walt Crawford. "Reading library-related news on the Web can be mind-bloggingly
easy. The first of a three-part series."
Me the Blog, Please Searchday June 14, 2001 by Chris Sherman,
Associate Editor, Search Engine Watch. "I'm often asked, How in the world did you find THAT? The answer,
quite often, is by searching through blogs, the web's equivalent of a sophisticated
early warning system."
Weblogs and Blogging
- Part 1 Free Pint No.111, May 2, 2002 by Dr Laurel Anne Clyde.
Part 2 of this article will be published in Free
How to create a BlogThis!
bookmarklet from Blogger.
Blogger: Push-button Publishing for the
People "Blogger is a free, web-based tool that helps you
publish to the web instantly -- whenever the urge strikes." Susan's BlogBib
is an example of a blog created with Blogger & hosted at Blog*Spot,
a free hosting service for Blogger-powered blogs.
Blogicon A lexicon
Blogging: Creating Instant
Content for the Web Peter Scott's Internet Librarian 2001 presentation
where Susan learned how to blog.
the complete guide to weblogs
from Peter Scott.
Daypop "Search 7000 News Sites
and Weblogs for Current Events and Breaking News". "This search tool
is among the finest at what it does: ferreting out the latest news..."
five alternative search engines. Dec. 13, 2001.
ISSN for Weblogs "You
can apply for and use an International Standard Serial Number for your Weblog.
Your blog will then officially exist in the worldwide standardized encyclopedia
Learn to Blog Christina's blogging tips.
Pitas.com Christina's Learn To Blog
is an example of a blog using Pitas.com.
Your Own "Want to build your own weblog? Some people just edit
the HTML by hand whenever they want to update. Others roll their own databases.
Still others use one of the tools on this list."
from the dmoz Open Directory Project.
Weblog Tool Roundup on webmonkey by Joshua Allen May 2, 2002.
Tools from the Google Directory.
Highly Recommended Tools from Peter Scott:
Tools that work with blogger.com:
- bloglet lets you set up a mailing list for your blog.
- w.bloggar, a Windows program that lets you edit your
blog from your desktop.
- blo.gs lets you keep track of recently updated blogs.
- Commenting systems that let people interact with your blog: blogger.com doesn't have this built in, but you can use
services like uigui comments.
Web News for Acquiring Minds "Weblog and Press Releases from AcqWeb,
the gathering place for librarians and other professionals interested in acquisitions
and collection development." Edited and maintained by Anna Belle Leiserson,
Webmaster, Vanderbilt University Law School.
Bloug Louis Rosenfeld's
blog focusing on Information Architecture.
Lou Rosenfeld is an independent information architecture consultant. He has been instrumental in helping establish the field of information architecture, and in articulating the role and value of librarianship within the field.
cataloging issues, concerns and related topics from David Bigwood. David is Assistant Manager of Library Services at the Lunar & Planetary Institute, Houston, TX and the liaison between the Cataloging Committee and the Physics Astronomy Mathematics (PAM) Division in SLA.
Dr. Anne Clyde's Weblogs
Page Dr. L. Anne Clyde is Professor in the Faculty of Social Science
at the University of Iceland, where she specializes in online searching and
Internet applications. Her site includes information about weblogs, directories
and guides to Weblogs, and a huge list of links to library and non-library weblogs.
EngLib "What's going
on in Engineering Libraries...news, tech stuff, services and resources"
from Catherine L. Welch, the Electronic Resources Librarian of an Engineering
and Physical Sciences Library.
The Handheld Librarian
"Librarians sharing news, applications, and ideas of interest with others
working with handheld computer technology." A collaborative site; see the
Internet Scout Weblog
"In the course of our daily surfing for the Scout Reports we come across
numerous interesting items that for some reason or another don't quite fit our
selection criteria. Rather than just sharing these items with each other or
allowing them to sink unnoticed beneath the digital sands, we decided to create
the Internet Scout Weblog, a new and separate service to complement our Reports.
Like most 'Blogs, the type and number of resources listed in the Internet Scout
Weblog may vary considerably from day to day. Most of the items are culled from
the academic sources we rely on for the Reports, but may also include general
interest or pithy sites or stories that strike our fancy (or funnybone)."
by The Christian Science Monitor library staff.
Library News Daily from Peter
Scott, the Internet Projects Manager at the University of Saskatchewan Library
in Saskatoon. Peter is the creator of Hytelnet,
the first electronic browser for Internet resources, and Libdex,
the worldwide directory of library homepages, web-based OPACs, Friends of the
Library pages, and library e-commerce affiliate links. Add your library to Libdex.
Library Techlog by Matthew
Eberle, a librarian at The Forsyth Institute in Boston.
Library weblogs A list
of library-related weblogs from Peter Scott. If you would like your weblog added
to the list, just send Peter an e-mail.
LISNews.com, a collaborative weblog
devoted to current events and news in the world of Library and Information Science
started by Blake Carver. Contributors
NewBreed Librarian "is
a bimonthly publication intended to foster a sense of community for those new
to librarianship, whether in school or just out." Contributors: Juanita
Benedicto, Colleen Bell, and Ryan Shepard.
Pacifica Graduate Institute
Graduate Research Library A good example of a collaborative library
blog. Click on the Discuss links to see the author of each post.
The Shifted Librarian
"Shifting libraries at the speed of byte! My name is Jenny, and I'll be
your information maven today" from Jenny Levine, Internet Development Specialist
at the Suburban Library System, Burr Ridge, IL.
The Virtual Acquisition Shelf
& News Desk Resources & News for Information Professionals compiled
& edited By Gary Price. Gary Price is the creator of
"a growing compilation of links to the search interfaces of resources that contain data not
easily or entirely searchable/accessible from general search tools like Alta Vista, Google,
or Hotbot... Material 'hidden' from the general search tools is said to reside on the Invisible
Web." Price is a librarian at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. & Ashburn, VA,
as well as a consultant: Library & Internet Research Consulting. Price is also the creator of
Price's List of Lists.
what's new @ your library
Susan Herzog's library news page, Pearson Library, California Lutheran University. Susan
is Manager of Reference Services and Coordinator of Undergraduate Information Literacy at CLU.
Page created/maintained by Susan Herzog. Suggestions or broken links? Please
Last Update: May 31, 2002.