I will be editing an upcoming issue of "The Reference Librarian" that will focus on weblogs. The issue will cover all aspects of blogging, and how it can be applied to librarianship. Deadline for final submissions will be this fall, but I need your proposal ASAP!
I'd love hearing from foreign and non-traditional libraries and librarians. At some level papers should relate to libraries, whether directly or indirectly. This is a peer-reviewed scholarly (aka no pay) journal put out by Haworth Press.
Possible proposal topics include, but are not limited to:
"how we do it here" stories about starting or assessing blogs at your library
Opinions or evaluations of blogging services
Interviews with prominent or compelling people in the blogosphere
Use in public/academic/special library settings
Standards, markup and metadata
Preservation of blog entries
Design and management
How do blogs fit into librarianship
Influence Search engines
Wireless and/or moblogging technologies
Use in distance learning
Philosophies of blogging and librarianship
Use for remote patrons
Open source software
Law as applied to blogs
Experiences with technology for cooperative work
Please send me a brief note of intent with an informal abstract, and we can discuss your ideas.
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