ASIST K-Blog Panel

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.