Archive for October, 2007

I thought about dressing up like a blogger …

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

I thought about dressing up like a blogger, but I realized everyone around me has done that already. Instead, I packed my cat ears and nose (don’t worry: they’re fake) and am wearing them. Other people are in costumes here, too. A well-known librarian who’s a moderator dressed as a witch. Awesome! It’s nice to […]

ASIST 2007 Notes: My Corporate Blogs and Wikis Presentation

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Here is the outline of the presentation I gave at the ASIST Annual Meeting on Wednesday, October 24, 2007. Tasked with discussing corporate blogs and wikis, I talked about some recent developments in those areas and used Renesys’ use of two blogs and an internal wiki to illustrate what people can do with wikis. Compared […]

SpamCon Presentation: Blog Spam

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

I realized recently I still hadn’t put the blog spam presentation I gave at the MIT Spam Conference in March online. Here it is! Blog Spam Jessica Baumgart MIT Spam Conference Friday, March 30, 2007

reddit Buys Drinks in Somerville, MA, on Wednesday (10/31) from 7-9 p at The Burren

Monday, October 29th, 2007

Are you a fan of reddit, that site where people post fun links and rank what other people submit? Live near Boston, MA? The folks behind reddit plan to buy people drinks at The Burren on Wednesday (10/31) from 7-9 p. The Burren is right in Davis Square near the Red Line subway and a […]

I do not write A Librarian’s Guide to Etiquette.

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

I noticed a library blog by j on the Internet Librarian wiki and thought I should clarify that I am not the j who writes A Librarian’s Guide to Etiquette. I’m not sure if I’ve heard of that blog before. It seems to have been around since at least January 2005.

ASIST 2007 Notes: Clifford Lynch’s Plenary

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Clifford Lynch of the Center for Networked Information gave an overview of the electronic world of information during his plenary speech at the American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Conference. Among the bits that I find particularly worth noting: * People are creating more data with the intention of it only being used […]

ASIST 2007 Notes: Blogs and Wikis in the Corporate World

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

Blogs and Wikis in the Corporate World American Society for Information Science and Technology Annual Meeting Jessica Baumgart Jack Vinson Jordan Frank Christina Pikas Kris Liberman Wednesday, October 24, 2007 I used Renesys’ weblogs and wiki to provide concrete examples of why and how corporations use the tools. Jack Vinson of Knowledge Jolt with Jack […]

A Comparison of Google, Yahoo!, Ask, and Live Search

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007

On Newslib, I found this Chicago Tribune article looking at major search engines: Google, Yahoo!, Ask, and Microsoft’s Live Search. After providing an analysis of the four engines and explaining why he prefers Yahoo!, Steve Johnson says, “[O]thers will find features or tendencies they prefer in the other search engines. It is simple to test […]

Lunch ~12:30 p at Noodles on State Street in the Mad City

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Talking in the SLIS Commons before then about things to do with library degrees.

Massachusetts libraries offer new services

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Monday’s Boston Globe had an article called “Libraries move with times, discover niches” about how public libraries in Massachusetts are offering new services to meet patrons’ demands. “At the Boston Public Library each month, teenagers get down to the vigorous techno thumps of the popular arcade game Dance Dance Revolution. The Norwell Public Library treats […]