Archive for May, 2004

Library Juice Slams Librarians Who Blog

Friday, May 28th, 2004

Two of my blog readers e-mailed me about this issue of Library Juice’s “Please stop being excited about the Web – especially ‘blogs” because they found it so disturbing. This paragraph in particular seems to be raising hackles: “As an example I would like to cite the blogging craze – and it is a craze […]

BusinessWeek on Wikis in Business

Friday, May 28th, 2004

“Something Wiki This Way Comes” reports on the benefits of using wikis, Web sites anyone can easily edit in a Web browser, in corporate environments. Of course, it mentions sj’s fave, Wikipedia. “Wikis’ Winning Ways” goes into more detail about Wikipedia and gives a brief introduction to wikis and their history. It says the name […]

Journalists Released from Captivity in Iraq

Friday, May 28th, 2004

The Associated Press reports three NBC journalists and an Iraqi freelancer have been released. Iraqis captured them in Fallujah on Tuesday.

Resources for and about News Librarianship

Friday, May 28th, 2004

A new news librarian asked me for some professional development resources about the profession. Here’s what I shared with him, in case any of you out there are curious and don’t already know about these resources. I’ve mentioned most of these before, so please pardon the repetition. The Special Libraries Association News Division Web site […]

D-Day Pathfinder: Government Views of D-Day 1944

Friday, May 28th, 2004

I like World War II history and the 60th anniversary of D-Day is just days away, so you might have to tolerate me posting some resources about the war, especially since I’m seeing a lot of chatter among news librarians looking for information about the invasion. The Librarians Index to the Internet New This Week […]

RSS Resources

Thursday, May 27th, 2004

Gary Price pointed me to these two resources: He went to a presentation about metadata, which he blogged, and suggested I take a look at the PowerPoint presentation RSS: Really Simple Syndication – A Publisher’s Perspective by Howard Ratner of Nature Publishing Group. (Though it talks about the history and creation of RSS, it does […]

ALA’s Ahead to 2010 Survey

Thursday, May 27th, 2004

American Library Association members are probably receiving postcards and e-mails about the ALAhead to 2010 survey and strategic planning. The survey consists of 35 association activities and services that ALA members rank based on their importance and how well ALA is doing in that area. It took me less than 10 minutes to complete it. […]

A New Duty: Running the ISDN Booth

Thursday, May 27th, 2004

Because of some recent staff changes in my office, I’ve been learning how to run our ISDN booth for radio interviews. A very traditional news librarian thing to do, echt? Friday is the first time I’ll be running it without the expert around. Wish me luck. Addendum 5/28: The ISDN interview went well today. Whew!

NewsliBlog Gets a Makeover and Comments

Thursday, May 27th, 2004

Liz Donovan gave NewsliBlog, the official blog of the Special Libraries Association News Division, a makeover and enabled comments on it. Two very big improvements. Thanks, Liz! It looks great!

Al-Jazeera Journalist Died

Wednesday, May 26th, 2004

On Friday, May 21, I learned U.S. fire killed a member of a television news crew working for Al-Jazeera. Later, I learned his name: Rashid Hamid Wali, known as Abu Nur. My break from computers was going well until then. If I could have easily gotten to a computer, I would have blogged it. If […]