If you ever had difficulties understanding what a blog is, then the Commoncraft Show has done another wonderful video to explain just that. Sit back and enjoy!
– 2007 Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Index of Results
Meredith Wolfwater conducted an online survey of librarians and those working in the library field who blog. She has since collated all the submissions and is slowly releasing the survey results.
– Young reader’s medal effort – AdelaideNow
A eight-year-old boy in Adelaide has read 1000 books since February 2007 as part of South Australia’s Premier’s Reading Challenge. It is reported that he averages about 4 books a day.
– Hottest Facebook Group for Librarians
A very useful list of groups that are relevant to librarians. Am in some of the groups since I joined Facebook not too long ago. If you’re on Facebook, add me as a friend.
– BookJetty goes global
One of my favorite tools online is BookJetty as it allows me search for books on Amazon and see if we have it available in our catalogue. Now, BookJetty has expanded to more than 300 other libraries around the world. There is also the social networking part where you can share the books you have read with others. And also post reviews. Just waiting for a Facebook app. 🙂
Meredith Farkas of Information Wants To Be Free is conducting her second “Survey of the Biblioblogosphere“. It’s a way to find out the characteristics of the library blogosphere that we are in. So, go on over to do the survey.
While you are there, you can also have a look at the results of the first survey she did two years ago.
It was reported on Wednesday’s New York Times that newspapers in the States are slowly eliminating book reviews sections. But the article does say that more and more book reviews are appearing on blogs such as Bookslut.com, The Elegant Variation, and MPOW’s High Browse Online. You can also read about what the book review industry has to say.
Well, MPOW also experience some cutback on the number of book reviews that we need to submit to the national newspapers. I guess we will need to re-look at where else we can put our book reviews. Possibly on blogs as well as other new media avenues.
Saw this meme on CW’s blog earlier this week.
Basically, the meme is for library bloggers to list 5 non-library-related blogs that they like and read. Hmmm … I’ve got a ton of blogs in my RSS reader. So, here’s five of my current favorites (and they change according to moods).
- Read/WriteWeb: A blog about the Tech world with analysis, previews and reviews.
- ProBlogger: If you plan on becoming a professional blogger, then this is one of the essential blogs you need to read. Am reading it to learn how to draw more traffic to my blogs.
- Gizmodo: I’m a gadget freak. So, Gizmodo is good for me to find out the latest news and rumors on gadgets.
- The Unofficial Apple Weblog: Besides being a gadget freak, I’m also a Apple enthusiast. And TUAW provides the latest news about all things Mac: hardware, software and rumors.
- Parent Hacks: A good place for any parent to pick up parenting tips.
So, for all the librarians who are blogging, what is your five favorite non-library-related blogs? Remember to tag your post with fiveblogs.