SLA PAM Division Math Roundtable: Math blogging
There are quite a few math bloggers and some physicists who do a lot of math, mathematicians who work in physics, and math librarians.
- what's a blog
- v. v. quick discussion of informal scholarly communication of mathematicians
- how mathematicians use blogs (by example)
- doing math on blogs
- listing of a few math blogs
What's a blog?
- Reverse chronological listing of discrete posts each with a permalink, and frequently the ability to comment/trackback. Has an archive that allows retrieval by date and may have a way to retrieve by assigned category.
V.V. quick discussion (no notes here, even!)
How mathematicians use blogs:
(note: not based on research, but an unscientific reading of a few of the most popular)
- notes on readings outside of their core field
- discussions of controversies in evolution, string theory...
- math and the public
- math and teaching
- life as a graduate student
Doing math on blogs:
Not trivial perhaps, but solutions exist! (little joke there, get it?)
Some active "math" blogs (not arranged anyway in particular although flavor of math might be helpful... also just a smattering):
Can also look at Technorati's blogfinder math
Expect updates, will be cross-posted to the PAM blog.
update 1: more on Chapter 0, changed publishing date to reflect when I published, not started typing