Yearly Archives: 2004

245 posts

Blogging for the Profession

Steven writes about librarians who blog oh so nicely: Anonymous blogging intrigues me. I’ve never done it but I read some “front line” blogs every once in awhile and appreciate the candor and honest look at what happens at reference desks all over. And I agree with Mr. Cohen – if you are blogging, let your boss know. My blog is on my yours? I have also mentioned here I turn in conference reports made up ofd all of my blog entries from that event. It’s easy and it keeps me focused on blogging while at the conference. […]

Blog Ethics!

Karen posted this yesterday — probably about the same time I was looking at it and pondering a blog post! Well done Karen! Follow the links in her post to the other links. I’m tickled to see a PhD candidate looking at Blog ethics. I am just forming my thoughts about LIS Weblogs, librarians and information for research and possibly my dissertation at UNT. Just scratching the surface with a literature review, Dr. Laurel Clyde’s book Libraries and Weblogs, and a first stab at a research proposal whets my appetite for more! David Weinberger, in the C-SPAN video, I […]

NYT Notes SJCPL Blogs! WooHooo!

Dateline December 9, 2004: New York Times story Libraries Reach Out, Online By TIM GNATEK mentions my very own SJCPL! This, my friends, is one more example that LIS Weblogs have arrived and are being noticed. “Posting electronic versions of libraries’ holdings is only part of the library’s expanding online presence. Library Web sites are becoming information portals. Many, like the Saint Joseph’s County Library in South Bend, Ind., have created Web logs as community outreach tools. Here’s the link (login required): I wish they would have linked to us but they didn’t. I womder how many folks may […]

TTW Unplugged? Almost!

I feel validated today: I am finishing a huge project for school this week and next. It’s independent study with Dr. Maurice Wheeler at UNT. I’m designing a class for doc students examining how technology has impacted Public libraries. One of the themes is the “unintended consequences” of technology. I am hurtling toward unplugging through Christmas though. The idea of a break from the keyboard is attractive right now… Do not fret – I will be back…we have so much cool stuff to look at and talk about here at TTW as libraries continue to meet technologies in new […]

Types of Studies (A mini-lecture by Dr. Schamber)

Types of Studies Less than a full blown study: Pilot Study: Navigation, procedural type of study. Could be running through a new instrument with a few people to see if it works and what kind of data you get. “Quick and Dirty” data analysis. Should not be published. Preliminary Study: Related to pilot, a first step to a large study. “To see what’s out there.” People do publish these. Exploratory Study: Related to pilot, a first step to a large study. “To see what’s out there.” People do publish these. Research methods Descriptive: Oriented toward the research methods than the […]