Archive for August, 2004

Privacy and Blogging

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

Joyce Park suggests that privacy on blogs is something developers need to work on next. She shares examples of different levels of privacy within blogging and considers that bloggers may not necessarily want everything they put online to be fully accessible by others. "Stepping back from things as they currently are, it should be clear […]

Liz Donovan’s Retiring: Congratulations, Liz!

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

Liz Donovan, one of the superstar news librarians, is retiring today. Lucky for us, she plans to stay involved with the profession for at least a little while longer. Liz is retiring from The Miami Herald, but was at The Washington Post when the Watergate scandal broke. She blogs on at least three blogs that […]

Great Comment Spam on the Thursday Meetings Blog

Tuesday, August 31st, 2004

As I deleted the links from this comment spam, I decided to leave the comments for the time being because they’re kind of funny when taken in context with the particular blog post, like this post about Johnny D’s restaurant being added to an art site or this one about getting together with Democratic National […]

More on Wikipedia’s Reputation

Monday, August 30th, 2004

"But shouldn’t librarians do a bit more research into collaborative work and online social networks before we dismiss wikipedia as garbage? Shouldn’t we analyze resources for quality before making blanket statements about wikis and other collaborative tools?" asks Steven Cohen, as he continues the discussion about Wikipedia’s reputation with this post on Library Stuff pointing […]

Vote for the Best Weblog this Political Season

Sunday, August 29th, 2004

The Washington Post sponsors this contest allowing blog readers to nominate and vote for the blog(s) whose political coverage they’ve enjoyed reading the most in ten categories. Nominations end Friday, September 3, voting begins on Monday, September 27, and on Monday, October 25, the winners will be announced. seen on Feedster

Nieman Reports’ Issue on Blogging and Journalism (2.9M .pdf)

Saturday, August 28th, 2004

I pointed to this Fall 2003 issue of Nieman Reports with its focus on weblogs and journalism last October. The issue has been sitting on my desk for almost a year while I’ve been intending to read it. I finally had a chance to do so today. Most of the articles deal with the debate […]

RNC Blogs

Saturday, August 28th, 2004

Here are some sources for blogs about the Republican National Convention. has a list of bloggers covering the convention. RNC Watch covers the protests. Dave Winer set up an aggregator for the feeds from RNC bloggers. (Don’t be fooled by the dnc in the URL.) Technorati’s Election Watch 2004 labels the feeds from liberal, […]

Only Famous People Get Action Figures

Saturday, August 28th, 2004

I caught up on my Get Fuzzy reading tonight. This past week’s strips had the theme of Bucky the cat wanting a statue of himself. He claims, “Statues show people who they need to idolize. The are visual aids, if you will, to show the idiot masses who their betters are. For only perfect people […]

Save the Date: Oct. 30, Blog Talk, Mount Holyoke College

Saturday, August 28th, 2004

It looks like I’ll be speaking about blogging at a program organized by the Special Libraries Association Boston Chapter on Saturday, October 30, at Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts. When details are finalized in a few weeks, the chapter will formally announce the program.

Potential CE Course on Blogging at the SLA 2005 Annual Conference

Saturday, August 28th, 2004

The professional development director of the Special Libraries Association News Division submitted a proposal to SLA for a half-day course on blogging sponsored by the News Division at the association’s 2005 Annual Conference in Toronto in June. SLA will let him know later this fall whether they’ve accepted his proposal. I sure hope they do. […]