Archive for November, 2005

I was just talking to someone the other day about single letter domain names

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

and now some might become available.

Another List of Librarian Blogs

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

Steven Cohen has an awesome list of librarian blogs at PubSub. It includes a status based on linking, too, which gives some rough idea about importance or the number of readers or popularity or something like that. The list includes some established favorites, like ResourceShelf, as well as lots of blogs I hadn’t heard of […]

Stan Berenstain Died Saturday

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

It is with great sadness that I report the death of one of my Mom’s favorite children’s book authors. Stan and Jan Berenstain have published hundreds of children’s books featuring their bears. I can’t tell you how many of their books my Mom shared with me over the years. Whenever we’re looking for books for […]

How to Develop and Mine Talent

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

One way to try to beat the potential employment shortage is to recruit and retain great professionals now. The October 10 BusinessWeek explores developing and mining talent within corporations. Much of what the articles discuss and highlight could be applied to libraries. Some ways companies emphasize and develop their workers is through exit interviews, professional […]

2005 SLA Salary Survey

Monday, November 28th, 2005

The Special Libraries Association, which is having a membership drive until December 31, has released the 2005 Salary Survey. A chart showing certain values is available for free on their Web site. For more details about librarians’ salaries, get a copy of the report.

How Companies Can Get Value from Blogging

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge, a newsletter focusing on business information, reprints this Harvard Management Communication Letter article explaining how companies can use weblogs to their benefit.

"It’s 1:30 am. Do you know where your weblogs are?"

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Over the weekend, I realized a few of the blogs I contribute to are not there anymore. They were sort of on loan so I could play with a particular fabulous blog platform. I’ve been trying to figure out how not to work on thirtyish blogs for a while. Losing some like this is certainly […]

Not gonna blog about Google Booksearch

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

After lots of thought about whether I should blog about the project formerly known as Google Print, Google Book Search, I’ve decided it poses too much of a conflict of interest with my job and is too risky for me to do it. Lots of other people are writing about it. There’s no real reason […]

Academic Blogging: Risky or a New Form of Communication from the Ivory Tower?

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

Bill Ives writes about this New York Sun article on the perils of blogging in academia. It begins with the story of Daniel Drezner, a celebrated blogger and professor who didn’t get tenure this year, and goes on to explore the issues surrounding professors blogging. Bill pulls out a great quote that summarizes the situation. […]

EDUCAUSE Review on Podcasting

Friday, November 25th, 2005

The November/December EDUCAUSE Review takes a look at podcasting in academic environments.