What LIS Blogs Should Could I Be Reading?

Or how to keep your finger on the pulse of the library world, how best to keep yourself sane while doing so, and how you can contribute

Pulse of the Library World?

10 Blogs To Read In 2007

This Week in LibraryBlogLand by bentley


Carnival of the Infosciences

Walt Crawford: Cites & Insights
August 2006 v. 6 (10) Looking at Liblogs: The Great Middle [pdf]
September 2005 v. 5 (10) Investigating the Biblioblogosphere [pdf]

Cataloging & Classification

Catalogue & Index : blog of the CILIP Cataloguing and Index Group

025.431: The Dewey blog: Everything you always wanted to know about the Dewey Decimal ClassificationŽ system but were afraid to ask ... — Dewey Editorial Office

Catalogablog: Library cataloging, classification, metadata, subject access and related topics. — David Bigwood

The FRBR Blog: Work, expression, manifestation, item ... blog — William Denton


It's all good — A blog from five OCLC Online Computer Library Center staff about all things present and future that impact libraries and library users. A conversation that starts with the Environmental Scan and wanders around from there. This content is not vetted by OCLC. Everything you read is purely the personal reflections about what's going on in libraryland, informed by our birds-eye views from the center of the WorldCat universe (Dublin, Ohio, USA and beyond).

Weibel Lines: Ruminations on Libraries and Internet standards — Stuart Weibel, Senior Research Scientist

Lorcan Dempsey's weblog: On libraries, services and networks — Vice President and Chief Strategist

Outgoing: Library metadata techniques and trends by Thom Hickey — Chief Scientist

Writing opportunities, papers, job hunting/advice, etc.

A Library Writer's Blog: Have writer's block? Hopefully this resource will help librarians identify publishing and presentation opportunities in library & information science, as well as other related fields. I will include calls for papers, presentations, participation, reviewers, and other notices that I find on the web. If you find anything to be posted, please drop me a note. thanks -- Corey Seeman, University of Michigan

Beyond the Job: Professional tips for librarians: Articles, job-hunting advice, professional development opportunities, and other news and ideas on how to further your library career. Compiled by the Library Job People, Sarah Johnson and Rachel Singer Gordon.

E-LIS: The open archive for Library and Information Science

LIScareer News: Updates about new LIScareer.com articles and website enhancements. Occasional news about books and other information relating to library and information science career management. Published by Priscilla K. Shontz and Richard A. Murray.

LSJ Editor's Blog: LIS News from the Library Student Journal Editorial Staff

ALA and its Divisions

ACRLog: Blogging by and for Academic and Research Librarians — Assoc. of College and Research Libraries

Hectic Pace: The library business in the business of libraries — Andrew Pace

ALA TechSource Blog: Insightful, important, and discerning reports and commentary about technology for, and used by, libraries.

LITA Blog: Library and Information Technology Association

Library tech blogs

blyberg.net: A Library-geek blog — John Blyberg

D-LIB Magazine: A monthly electronic publication with a primary focus on digital library research and development.

David Lee King: David King is the Digital Branch & Services Manager at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. Topics include web design and management, experience planning, and other library technology issues.

InfoTangle: Writings and ruminations about emerging technologies, Web 2.0, information architecture and libraries. — Ellyssa Kroski

inkdroid — fairly serious techy stuff

Inquiring Librarian: Thoughts on librarianship, technology, and how they affect each other in the 21st Century. — Jenn Riley

Library clips: sharing ideas thoughts and feedback — social software, reviews, etc.

Library Web Chic: Resources for librarians who are interested in the application of web design and technologies in libraries — Karen Coombs

Superpatron: Friends of the Library, for the net — Ed Vielmetti, patron of Ann Arbor PL

TechEssence.Info: The essence of technology for library decision-makers. — group blog with Roy Tennant, Dorothea Salo, Ellyssa Kroski, Eric Lease Morgan, Jenn Riley, Lori Bowen Ayre, Marshall Breeding, Meredith Farkas, Thomas Dowling

Assorted LIS blogs

eFoundations: metadata, middleware, e-learning — eduserv foundation

SpellboundBlog.com: ponderings of an archives student — Jeanne Kramer-Smyth

Caveat Lector: Reader Beware! — Dorothea Salo

Christina's LIS Rant" This is my blog on library and information science. I'm into Sci/Tech libraries, special libraries, personal information management, sci/tech scholarly comms.... My name is Christina Pikas and I'm a librarian in a physics, astronomy, math, computer science, and engineering library. I'm also a doctoral student at Maryland.

Free Range Librarian: K.G. Schneider: Techno-Librarian. Writer. Gadfly. Commentator-at-Large. — alumna

InfoSciPhi: A Systems Librarian ponders technology issues, the philosophy of information, privacy concerns, and what it means to be a Librarian in the Information Age of Aquarius — Chadwick Seagraves

Information Wants To Be Free: A librarian, writer and tech geek reflecting on the profession and the tools we use to serve our patrons — Meredith Farkas

The Kept-Up Academic Librarian: Helping Academic Librarians "Keep Up" With News and Developments In Higher Education. — Steven Bell

librarian.net: putting the rarin back in librarian since 1999 — Jessamyn West

Life As I Know It: Thoughts from an MLS Student on her Journey through Graduate School — Jennifer Macauley, Systems Librarian and LIS student

The Other Librarian — Ryan Deschamps

Stephen's Lighthhouse — Stephen Abrams, SirsiDynix VP of Innovation

T. Scott: "Scepticism is the chastity of the intellect..." Santayana, Scepticism and Animal Faith, 1923 — T. Scott Plutchak

Walt at Random: Libraries, music, net media, cruising, policy, and other stuff not quite ready for Cites & Insights — Walt Crawford

Other useful blogs

3 Quarks Daily: An Eclectic Digest of Science, Art and Literature

if:book: A Project of The Institute for the Future of the Book

i d e a n t — Ulises Ali Mejias

The End of Cyberspace: Goodbye, virtual world. Hello, new world. — Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, Historian of Science and Futurist

microformats — Designed for humans first and machines second, microformats are a set of simple, open data formats built upon existing and widely adopted standards.

A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites

Dreamweaver Notifications: TechNotes, security bulletins, and product update announcements for Dreamweaver.

Keeping Sane, or RSS and Aggregators

What is RSS?

What is an RSS Aggregator?

Online Feed Readers (Aggregators)

Staying Current Using Blogs and RSS: A Program for Everyone by Jessamyn West

Other talks by Jessamyn West


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Contributing to the "Conversation"

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Contibute and/or host the Carnival of the Infosciences

Five Weeks to a Social Library : Week 1: Blogs