A reader (I say that like I have so many) just informed me that comments weren’t working here in PomeRantz. Upon further investigation, I discovered that the “Allow people to post comments on the article” option was unchecked. I have no idea how that happened; I don’t remember doing it, though I suspect I must have. I took a break from blogging (for no reason other than I didn’t feel.. Read More

Survey on Blogger Perception on Digital Preservation

Songphan requests that I post this: Do you blog? If yes, then please consider participating in an online survey from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Information and Library Science. The study, Blogger Perceptions on Digital Preservation, is being conducted under the guidance of The Real Paul Jones. The study team is interested in hearing from all bloggers on their perceptions on digital preservation in relation.. Read More

This conversation was and still is being blogged

Earlier today I was on the panel of: THIS CONVERSATION IS BEING BLOGGED: Our lives, online, all the time, in the trend towards lifelogging And I’m feeling a bit of peer pressure here: Paul and Terrell both wrote about their topics ahead of time, and I didn’t. So I’ll write about it now. Also I’m amused by the recursiveness of blogging about this panel, and the fact that it was.. Read More

Blog stats

I have had neither the time nor the inclination recently to post anything here. But for reasons I don’t fully understand, I am unwilling to just call it quits on this blog. Maybe I’ll regain interest in blogging eventually. In the meantime, I’ve done some simple analysis of my categorization of posts. This figure includes all posts except this one. Bates (1998) states that “most information-related phenomena have been found.. Read More

My blogiversary

Yesterday was the one-year anniversary of my first post. I was inspired to start this blog by the 2004 ASIST Annual Meeting: there were a few sessions on blogs and blogging, & since I had been talking with Fred about Lyceum for a while at that point, I thought that I really should get some firsthand experience with this whole blogging thing. And the rest is history. It occurred to.. Read More

Carnival of the Infosciences

A pleasant surprise from the blogsphere today: yesterday’s post was selected as one of the Ringmaster’s Choices for the Carnival of the Infosciences #9. See the comments for that post. That’s cool, but what the heck does it mean? From my brief investigations, the Carnivals of the Infosciences seem to be a floating, more or less weekly compilation of interesting things in the library blogsphere. Floating in the sense that.. Read More

Google Blog Search

Google has launched Google Blog Search. On the About page they write that the entries go back to about June 2005. The goal seems to be to include every blog in the world (though only 35 languages are currently supported), that has an RSS or Atom feed, not just those on Blogger. Their coverage seems to be pretty thorough; they have all the ibiblio blogs that I could think of.. Read More


Once again, the gents from ibiblio have saved my bacon. (Ever since I used that expression in my post a few days ago, I’ve thought that it’s a weird expression. Extra credit for anyone who looks up its origin & lets me know.) On Thursday TJ upgraded this blog to WordPress 1.5.2. I don’t know how he managed to handle the hack that I posted about the other day, but.. Read More


Once again, Fred has saved my bacon. Apparently I was hacked by a bot that exploits un-upgraded WordPress installs, & it changed my stylesheet & database. In one of Fred’s multiple emails to me last night, he wrote: Actually, I think what’s happened is that it has changed the db structure so that clicking on links in the blog essentially re-hack the db. This is nasty. Zounds. Fred, my hero,.. Read More

Blogs & Dig Ref

The latest news out of the IIS is that they’re working on linking WordPress to QABuilder (QABuilder is the IIS’ web-based dig ref app), as a project for AskNSDL. They’re calling this “Story Starters.” The idea of a reference blog is of course something that Fred and I have been thinking about for a while now. But Story Starters has an interesting twist that we never considered. Fred and I.. Read More