Thursday, September 14, 2006

Blog: Vanity Presses or Archives of Human Thought

Librarians, archivists and other information professionals are getting interested in the debate. Here is one more live discussion:

Blogs: Vanity Presses or Archives of Human Thought? Nancy McCormack & Paola Durando. COLAJ:
Canadian Online Library and Archives Journal, Volume 1, Number 1 (2005 ? - )

Blogs, or weblogs, are a highly popular and influential means of communication. Should librarians enter the blogosphere to better communicate with colleagues and users, or are blogs a waste of time? Nancy McCormack, Law Librarian at Queen's University at Kingston and her colleague Paola Durando, a Health Sciences Librarian at the same institution, argue both sides.

See my previous posts on an information professional's perpectives:
  • Visualizing Traffic At My Blog Via Mapping The Pathways
  • Visualizing Comments on Blogs
  • Blog-to Show
  • Google Trend - Another Way to Visualize the Blogosphere
  • Blog As A Teaching Tool
  • The Technique of Song and Sound Visualization -- see also: the Laughing Librarian's Blogga song
  • Blogging Spree: Trends in Information Visualization
  • What's a blog - WYSIWYG
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