free book on library blogs

Thanks to Sarah Houghton-Jan’s pointer, I’ve taken a look at LibWorld – library blogging worldwide a collaborative publishing project outlining the state of the biblioblogosphere worldwide (well mostly North America, Australia and Europe, plus Peru). The book is available as a free download or you can purchase a print viersion. It’s released under a CC license which is good because as much as I like the content, the formatting is really weird and I’ve been toying around with maybe re-releasing it with different formatting because it’s Wintertime and I am a fussy librarian.

investigating the biblioblogosphere

Very fascinating article and research by Walt about library blogs. Instead of pullquotes and links, he crunches some (admittedly somewhat subjectively chosen) numbers to line up 60 library blogs in some semblance of order. Don’t like his conclusions? You can download his data and fiddle with it yourself. Which reminds me, I need to get my mission statement back on this page. Fiona notes: we need tools, and fast and puts out a call for more non-USian bloggers.