Daily Archives: April 30, 2007

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On Writing the Dissertation (Michael is Unplugging)

Good Morning! I didn’t realize how hard it would be to write this little post. After the successful defense of my proposal, I am taking a few weeks off to focus exclusively on writing the last two chapters of my dissertation. I want to defend it in June before the cutoff date for August graduation. This is a lofty goal — a handful of weeks. My data is collected and ready for ananylysis. The demographics and stats are done. My next step is a content analysis of over 1600 replies to the “Why do you blog?” survey! I need to […]

Blogger’s Code of Conduct

Via Janie at Library Garden: http://www.socialcomputingmagazine.com/viewcolumn.cfm?colid=12 1. We take responsibility for our own words and reserve the right to restrict comments on our blog that do not conform to basic civility standards. 2. We won’t say anything online that we wouldn’t say in person. 3. If tensions escalate, we will connect privately before we respond publicly. 4. When we believe someone is unfairly attacking another, we take action. 5. We do not allow anonymous comments. 6. We ignore the trolls. 7. We encourage blog hosts to enforce more vigorously their terms of service. I’d add here my Points of Unity […]

See You in Sturbridge!

Please say hi if you are attending the Massachusetts Library Association meeting! http://www.masslib.org/conference/2007Conference/index.htm Here’s our program: Friday at 1:45-3:00pm Blog’s Eye View: Three Industry Bloggers Talk About Library Trends Jessa Crispin, Jenny Levine, Michael Stephens Blogs have evolved well beyond the personal online journals that gave the dynamic web application its start. Now, many blogs report on specific areas of interest, books and libraries are no exception The best bloggers are actively reporting on the latest industry trends and innovations within their field, and the biblioblogosphere is spear-headed by a supergroup of several visionaries. Discover what this panel of widely-read […]

Upcoming Presentations

May 4, 2007. Massachusetts Library Association. Blog’s Eye View:Three Industry Bloggers Talk about Library Trends, Sturbridge, Massachusetts. May 7, 2007. Rural Libraries 2.0 Conference Keynote with Jenny Levine. Traverse City, Michigan. 🙂 May 17 & 18, 2007. Library 2.0. Mohawk Valley Library System, New York state. June 6 & 7 Social Software & Libraries Roadshow, Illinois State University, with Jenny Levine. June 12, 2007. Keynote: Library 2.0. Ohio Tech Connections 8, Dublin, Ohio. June 15, 2007. Keynote, Mississippi Library 2.0 Summit, Mississippi State University. ALA Annual 2007: June 22, 2007. Preconference: Reinvented Reference III: Emerging Technologies for Reference Service Keynote: […]