ASIST K-Blog Panel

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Proof of Blogs as Knowledge Management

*j blows dust off this weblog

Next Friday, I get to talk for about thirty minutes on blogs and knowledge management. To prepare for that presentation, I plan to dig through this weblog because I know it has lots of nuggets. It's nice to be able to return to this resource to do my research instead of starting it all from scratch.

Monday, July 25, 2005

30 Minute Presentation on Blogs for Information Management

I presented a lecture in the Welch Emerging Information Technologies Lecture Series. It was on using Blogs for Information Management. See the presentation View the slides Read the handout

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Blogtalk Downunder Papers & Presenters

Blogtalk is a series of conferences on blogging. It's pretty academic/scholarly. Many of the articles are posted full text online. If you're interested in meta-blogging; that is, information about blogs and blogging, there's a wealth of good information here.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

JHMI Emerging Technologies Lecture Series: Using Blogs for Information Management

I will be giving this lecture at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions in East Baltimore. If you're in the Baltimore, Maryland area, feel free to drop in.

Using Blogs for Information Management June 29 Christina Pikas, MLS Noon - 1 pm Mountcastle Auditorium, PCTB

Summary Blogs are simply web pages with reverse chronologically arranged collections of individual posts. What makes them new and unique is their ability to organize and share your information without requiring burdensome programming, specialized technical knowledge, or expensive “solutions”. It is easy to add information -- as simple as sending an e-mail or filling out a form on the web. Blogs may belong to an individual or to a group. They may be on the internet, on an intranet, or protected by password.

This lecture will define blogs and provide a basic introduction to blog software, structure, and blogging practice. The benefits of collaborative blogs and individual blogs for researchers in science, technology, and medical settings will all be discussed.

The other lectures announced are on RSS and open software.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

gapingvoid Illustrates Why Blogs Work

Many of you probably know of gapingvoid because of Hugh's humorous cartoons. Here, he explains why blogs work--both as external and internal communication tools. It's one of the best and simplest diagrams and explanations I've seen in a while.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

urlgreyhot : Blogging in the Labs: Notes from the LANL presentation on weblogs

Michael Angeles, Information Specialist at Lucent, recently presented on weblogs for internal communications and information management at LANL. He also spoke on this topic at CIL2004 and wrote "K-Logging: Supporting KM With Web Logs." Library Journal 128, 7 (2003): 20. He has some interesting points on the power of blogs and aspects of enterprise support for blogging.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Business Week 5/2/05: Blogs Will Change Your Business

Pointed out by HR via e-mail. An interesting article on the state of blogs. It covers corporate PR blogs like those from GM and also covers the potential impact of personal blogs to companies and brands. Wow, it looks like they get it. They really, really get it:
Blogs are different. They evolve with every posting, each one tied to a moment. So if a company can track millions of blogs simultaneously, it gets a heat map of what a growing part of the world is thinking about, minute by minute. E-mail has carried on billions of conversations over the past decade. But those exchanges were private. Most blogs are open to the world. As the bloggers read each other, comment, and link from one page to the next, they create a global conversation. Picture the blog world as the biggest coffeehouse on Earth. Hunched over their laptops at one table sit six or seven experts in nanotechnology. Right across from them are teenage goths dressed in black and thoroughly pierced. Not too many links between those two tables. But the café goes on and on. Saudi women here, Labradoodle lovers there, a huge table of people fooling around with cell phones. Those are the mobile-photo crowd, busily sending camera-phone pictures up to their blogs. The racket is deafening. But there's loads of valuable information floating around this cafe....