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Christina's LIS Rant
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
  sla2007: slides,notes to follow


Update 6/11
Notes: Of course it's been a bit so I might have forgotten something... feel free to drop me a line (my e-mail's up there on the right). I removed the screenshots of the blogs on purpose. There's a short list of physics blogs available here. To reiterate, I provided some examples of what some physicists are doing-- I will be doing a qualitative study to learn more.
Q: isn't this a huge time sink? when i tried to blog....
A: maybe, but communication within and outside the physics community is extremely important. Also, blogs can provide much needed career and work advice that might not be available elsewhere. Besides, my point here was physicists blogging, not librarians blogging. That's been covered well elsewhere.

Q: what about spam comments?
A: unfortunately spam comments are a huge hassle. I'd be kidding you if I said something different. For those of us in the middle of the pack or lower, they are manageable through captcha (word verification) and moderation. A-listers have to use elaborate blacklists and software plug-ins. Just like with e-mail spam, it's easy to accidentally trap a good comment. For scientists who blog about global warming or the link between vaccination and autism or a number of other hot button topics, there will be heated and sometimes nasty comments.

Update 6/12: Be sure to check out the Physics World column, "Blog Life." It's fairly new, but reviews physics blogs.

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