Weblogs: Their Use and Application In Science and Technology Libraries
:: I am pleased to report the publication of an article1 co-authored by your humble correspondent and the amazing Geoff Harder, my friend and colleague (on the other side of the wall). The article, "Weblogs: Their Use and Application in Science and Technology Libraries", briefly covers the history of blogs and considers how they can be put to good use in the science and technology library setting:
Weblogs, or blogs, emerged in the late 1990s on the Web, quickly becoming a new way to communicate ideas, opinions, resources and news. Since that time, the community of blogs has grown to encompass specific subject areas of study and research. This article briefly discusses the history and background of blogs, including blogging software. Literature searches suggest very little has been published on subject-specific blogs in scientific and technical publications. Applications in science and technology librarianship are discussed, including team and project management, reference work, current awareness, and the librarian as blog mentor for students.Please note that my work e-mail address listed in the article and on the Haworth web site is incorrect, and should read firstname.lastname@example.org
1. Reichardt, Randy and Geoffrey Harder. 2005. "Weblogs: Their Use and Application in Science and Technology Libraries." Science & Technology Libraries, 25(3), p105-116.