Archive for November, 2004

Best Management Practices Manual from HMS & HSDM (.pdf)

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

The Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine released a best management practices handbook focusing on four areas: communication, performance, professional development, and work satisfaction. The twenty-four pages consist of strategies top managers at those institutions use. The Resource, the Office of Human Resources’ newspaper, reports about the effort to create the publication […]

A Look at the GSU Library Weblog

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

"Delivering the News with Blogs: the Georgia State University Library Experience" examines the Georgia State University Library’s use of weblogs to share news. The first twelve pages of the thirty-one page .pdf file gives a history of weblogs and explores the use of newsletters by libraries. Then, the paper traces the history of the weblogs, […]

Sabrina’s Presentation on Corporate Blogging

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

Sabrina Pacifici’s 28-slide PowerPoint presentation about corporate blogging provides a look at the trend, some reasons why corporations should allow blogging, and a number of screenshots of fabulous resources and sample weblogs. Selected links from her presentation: What is it about Weblogs? gives a basic introduction to the format and why it’s useful. The Blogging […]

"Blog" Tops "Words of the Year" List

Tuesday, November 30th, 2004

The word "blog" is one of the most popular words people researched using Merriam-Webster’s online tools, according to a list they released. Other popular words include terms related to the election, weather, and bicycle racing. Addendum 12/2: The Accordion Guy writes about what might be the first use of the word in a comic book.

Using Copyrighted Song Lyrics

Monday, November 29th, 2004

I read this Accordion Guy post about copyright issues related to reprinting song lyrics when it whizzed past me last week and am just now writing something about it. I quote song lyrics fairly frequently in my tagline here and on another blog. Some of my blogging colleauges do, also. I always thought what I […]

A Network of Mentors and Mentees

Monday, November 29th, 2004

Scott points to Demitrious’ idea about connecting mentors and mentees. The Feedster sys admin wonders about creating a Web site where people can network based on their interest in mentoring: i.e. people looking for a mentor and people who want to be a mentor. Mentoring is a topic I see frequently in our professional literature. […]

Wired News on Wikinews

Monday, November 29th, 2004

Wired takes a look at Wikinews, a new collaborative journalism endeavor from the Wikipedia folks that’s in an experimental phase right now. "Unlike Wikipedia, Wikinews will present original material rather than just compiling and summarizing information found elsewhere, according to the news site’s organizers. For future submissions, organizers also want to set up a system […]

You’re welcome, Lisa!

Sunday, November 28th, 2004

I could say something about that stereotype about librarians being good with figures and numerical data, but I know that’s not entirely true. When the bill includes 15 or more people, I hand it off to Wendy. ; )

Calendar of Blog Posts in Feedster

Saturday, November 27th, 2004

I was playing around in Feedster tonight and noticed an exciting feature I hadn’t stumbled across before: A monthly calendar showing the days on which I blogged and the post titles for those dates. Yet another way to access recent blog posts. /Very handy!/ I added a link to it on my navbar. PS–I notcied […]

A Benefit of Google Ads: Stats

Friday, November 26th, 2004

sj observes that getting statistics are one of the benefits of using an advertising service. He can learn about traffic to his blog through the service that he can’t presently learn about through Manila’s stats.