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John Palfrey on Blogs at Harvard

Many of us have wondered what the effect of all this social media has on our daily lives and in particular academia. John Palfrey out of Harvard has a short piece on how blogs have helped make resources and ideas more accessible in academia.

Here’s an excerpt:

More often that you might think, we get asked about how the Weblogs@Harvard project (the server on which this blog appears) got started and why we at the Berkman Center maintain it.  I got several questions about it in the context of an event this week, in fact, eight years or so into the project.  I thought I’d write it up briefly as a first-person account, as a way to have some place to point people to when they ask.  It also seems to me to be a useful, if odd, bit of history to record about the use of social media in an academic community.  There are no doubt other ways to tell the story, but this is a blogs server after all, so I’ll lean into the medium as a way to deliver this message.

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Best 100 Blogs for Librarians

I recently found a list of the top 100 blogs for librarians at : http://www.bachelorsdegreeonline.com/blog/2009/100-best-blogs-for-librarians-of-the-future/

I’m not sure that these are the best 100 blogs out there for librarians. However, it is a good list of some of the best known blogs out there in librarianship. This site categorizes the blogs into convenient topics. It also provides a short summary of the blog in question. All in all, this is a great site to see what type of blogs exist for librarians and what people are saying about the profession. Lastly, it’s a great place to begin to find out what people are saying about topics in librarianship on the Internet.

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