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Christina's LIS Rant
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
  OMG: Laurel Anne Clyde Died...
Announced on TTW by MS

A Sad Day in the Info Science Community

My colleague and cohort chum Joyce Valenza sent me a message this morning:

Dr. Laurel Anne Clyde, a professor of Social Science at the University of Iceland in Reykjavik, Iceland, suffered a fatal heart attack on Sunday, September 18, 2005. I have read many of Dr. Clyde's scholarly papers, presentations and articles on social software. She authored Weblogs & libraries last year, the first scholarly work on the topic!

I had hoped she and I would meet at some future info science conference because I she was certainly a source of inspiration for my research and writing.

Here is her page at the University of Iceland:

http://www.hi.is/~anne/

I'll link to an obituary as soon as I find one.

Recall I posted earlier about her book on Weblogs in libraries. I, too, hoped to meet her at upcoming conferences.
 
Comments:
That was my response too: "OMG"

I had been thinking of getting in touch with her to thank her for her blog book.. too late :(((
 
... I understand what you mean...at least I had sent an e-mail in 2000 to thank her for her work, which was so helpful for my MA dissertation...
 
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