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Christina's LIS Rant
Friday, June 04, 2004
  Results of a brief survey of PAMnet participants
I recently asked the readers of Special Libraries Association Physics Astronomy Math Division discussion list if they were bloggers, and if so, are the blogs personal/hobbyist, library-related, or sci/tech. I also asked if they blog at work for work.
First my observations, then the results. Several people replied immediately to say that they did not blog and did not read blogs. This is surprising because I didn't really expect many negative responses. Another surprising thing is that I already subscribe to the feeds of 75% of the blogs listed. This points out that it is still a small community. Some of the people who currently only blog in personal blogs are planning library blogs-- mostly for news or new book announcements.
Of the 17 responders, there were 9 personal/hobbyist bloggers, 8 library science bloggers, and 4 sci/tech bloggers. These categories are not well defined because some people blog on their personal time about science librarianship/libraries.
 
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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. Any opinions expressed here are strictly my own and do not necessarily reflect those of my employer or CLIS. You may reach me via e-mail at cpikas {at} gmail {dot} com.

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