best of publib

One of the funny things about librarianship, to me, is how much of our collective “hive mind” type of knowledge is wrapped up in mailing lists and their online archives. I still subscribe to at least four library-oriented mailing lists though in many cases I have a web-based option for following along as well. I’ve recently become aware of the “Best of PUBLIB” website which has a nice categorized interface to some of the best “strings of comments” that have shown up on PUBLIB. The other lists I read are Web4Lib which I read via the web and VTLIBRARIES and VLABOARD which, to be best of my knowledge, don’t even have public web archives.

3 thoughts on “best of publib

  1. Although I still subscribe to two main library mailing lists, compared to the ease of reading blogs via RSS, I hate email now.

  2. Interesting that Jude says that. I’m on a number of lists and read a lot of blogs and I find email easier.

  3. What’s a “phone box”? I almost didn’t read the story because I was picturing a cardboard box and that didn’t sound very interesting. Luckily I clicked on the link. Now I know what a Phone box” is. I always called them “booths” myself. I should have pulled deeply into my British roots for that one. :-)

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