~ Archive for Weblogs ~

On scientists and blogging

ø

The Scientist explores how scientists have taken to blogging and
provides an extensive list of links to science blogs.  (Requires
registration)

O’Reilly has a new group blog

ø

O’Reilly Radar tracks technology trends “the next Mosaic, P2P, or Amazon.” (Source: Daypop)

Paper on weblogs in sci-tech libraries

ø

Randy Reichardt and Geoffrey Harder announced the publication of their
“Weblogs: their use and applications in science and technology
libraries.”  It’s a throughly informative and well-researched
article covering definition and history of weblogs, weblog software,
literature on weblogs, and applications for weblogs in sci-tech
libraries such as project management, reference desk blogging, student
mentoring and current awareness, the latter of which cites the Rowland
library blog. 

Climate scientists organize blog

ø

A group of climate scientists contribute to RealClimate, a blog that
aims to provide context to discussions of climate science as
represented in the media. (Source; Nature)

Article on copyright myths

ø

Written to warn bloggers, this list of eight copyright myths applies to
any kind of online information use and stresses the need not to assume
that a work can be freely reused. (source; beSpacific)

Why not?

ø

“”Blog” is the Word of the Year, dictionary publisher Merriam-Webster said Tuesday.” – Techweb (via Yahoo news)

Communications of the ACM section on “the blogosphere”

ø

(Harvard users follow this link.)  
Includes Bonnie Nardi et al “Why we blog,” Rebecca Blood on software,
Cass Sunstein on democracy, and others.  (Source: Mathemagenic)

Presentation on corporate blogging

ø

Hats off to Sabrina Pacifici for her comprehensive presentation on
corporate blogs, featuring exhaustive lists of the benefits of blogging
and several interesting examples of organizations using blogs. 
(Source: beSpacific)

Librarian pooh poohs blogs and wikipedia

1

Greg Hill has contempt for blogs, and while his point about their
unreliability may have some merit in some cases, he doesn’t mention any
specific sites but provides a caricature.  Wikipedia doesn’t
impress him either, but maybe if Hill provided some examples of
erroneous wiki passages, his piece might be a little more
convincing.  (Source: blogwithoutalibrary)

Movable blog feast

ø

Christina
pointed me to Tangled Bank, a group blog effort that appears to be
hosted by a different site each week.  It contains a selection of
articles from blogs dealing with biology, medicine or natural
history. 

Log in