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    • 1. Sorting blogs – blogging practices
      • Lambert Heller, TIB/UB Hannover: Presentation to the librarians‘ program, July 16./17., at the 32. conference of the Gesellschaft für Klassifikation 2008
      Lambert Heller @ GFKL, 16. 7. 2008
    • 2. References
      • You will find all mentioned examples at http://del.icio.us/lambo/gfkl08
      • … literature references at http://bibsonomy.org/user/sciencebloglibrarian
      • … this presentation at http://www.slideshare.net/lambo/tags/gfkl08
      • Title graphics taken from: http://www.libworm.com/
      Lambert Heller @ GFKL, 16. 7. 2008
    • 3. Overview
      • What are weblogs?
      • What are scienceblogs / knowledge blogs?
      • Indexing in library catalogs, repositories and blogs
      • Indexing of blogs through their authors
      • Indexing of blogs through readers
      • Indexing of blogs through third parties?
      Lambert Heller @ GFKL, 16. 7. 2008
    • 4. 1. What are weblogs?
      • One person publishing – as easy as e-mail
      • Newest entry comes first, has a date stamp and a permalink
      • Conversational , as far as the author wants it
      • Often regularly updated and short, but above all: no fixed rules
      • Many links – typical web medium
      • Blogs are laboratories for new techniques/practices, e.g.. RSS (Libby/Winer 1999), today lifestreaming
      • Metaphors: logbook, megaphone
      Lambert Heller @ GFKL, 16. 7. 2008
    • 5. 2. What are scienceblogs / knowledge blogs?
      • Teenie diaries – and the „long tail“
      • „ Mass-market scholarly communication “ (Rosenthal)
        • Electronic + informal = fast
        • Getting feedback from community + fault-tolerant environment
        • Emerging „peer review“ through blogrolls, links, comments
      • Sorting one‘s own knowledge work (Efimova)
        • Blogs as media of informal learning
      • Trend in e-learning: from one LMS to many PLE s
      • Scienceblogs as college marketing 2.0
      • Scienceblogs as commenting and indexing the web
      Lambert Heller @ GFKL, 16. 7. 2008
    • 6. 3. Indexing in catalogs, repositories and blogs Lambert Heller @ GFKL, 16. 7. 2008 Yes, through scattered tools (e.g. social bookmarking) Discussions and first attempts. Works, whenever it‘s useful for PIM, and when critical mass is reached. Readers In parts, through planets and community aggregators No (argument: doesn‘t scale) Yes Intermediary actors Yes, tagging and free categories Yes, through centralized tools No Authors Blogs Repositories Catalogs Indexing through▼ in►
    • 7. 4. Indexing of blogs through their authors
      • Indexing at the level of blog items
      • Vintage: (free) categories, since 2004: tagging
      • APIs, Plugins from Yahoo, Knallgrau, Reuters etc.: Indexing is supported and standardized through text mining methods
      • Medical librarian Rachel R. Walden, weblog „Women's Health News“: indexing with MeSH
      • The future: Indexing with LCSH or Wikipedia?
      Lambert Heller @ GFKL, 16. 7. 2008
    • 8. 5. Indexing of blogs through readers
      • Social bookmarking on plattforms like del.icio.us
      • Tagging : Readers attaching ad hoc keywords
      • Above all PIM , but thereby valuable „social metadata“
      • The concept is moving into sciences (e.g. Connotea)
      • Tags meeting controlled vocabularies (MyEdna, EntityDescriber etc.) – valuable for both sides
      Lambert Heller @ GFKL, 16. 7. 2008
    • 9. 6. Indexing of blogs through intermediary actors?
      • Consider that authors and readers want to do the indexing by themselves!
        • No alternative, since central indexing doesn‘t scale here, neither for single blog items nor even blogs as a whole
      • Novel services for communities needed
      • Who aggregates the (community-) aggregators ?
        • Can archiving and indexing complement one another?
      • Tools for scattered indexing should fit blog-like informations (freely available, many languages, vibrant) and should also fit the world of more traditionally structured information.
      Lambert Heller @ GFKL, 16. 7. 2008
    • 10. Thank yoou!
      • That‘s all.
      • Any questions?
      • Feel free to ask:
      • http ://wikify.org/ | [email_address] | Skype: wikify
      Lambert Heller @ GFKL, 16. 7. 2008

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