Blogs

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List of useful blogs covering library and information services’ news and comment

  • ACRL Insider - aims to provide up to date news about Association of College and Research Libraries work
  • Against-the-grain.com - blog aiming to link librarians, publishers and vendors
  • CILIP Library and Information update blog - news and comment from the team
  • Closed stacks - a collaborative blog written by librarians from a range of library types. We try to entertain, educate, and enlighten as best we can, and are always open to constructive criticism
  • COPAC news - the UK & Irish National Union Catalogue
  • Digital & Scholarly -  News about research and scholarship in the digital age from Western Libraries, a collection of seven libraries at The University of Western Ontario located in London, Ontario, Canada
  • Disruptive Library Technology Jester - musings and visions of a library technologist as he walks the fine line between the best of the library profession on one side and the best of technology on the other
  • Free range librarian - blog on librarianship, writing, and everything else
  • Hanging together - blog written by staff at RLG Programs, part of the OCLC Programs and Research division, a partnership of libraries, archives, and museums, can talk about the intersections we see happening between these three different types of institutions
  • In the library with a lead pipe - blog by six librarians working in academic, public and school libraries in the US, aimed at improving communities, libraries and professional organisations. Explores new ideas and hopes to start conversations in the community.
  • Institutional library blogs - list of academic library blogs and related by CILIP NI 
  • International Association of Scientific and Technological University Libraries (IATUL) - a forum for the exchange of ideas relevant to librarianship in technological universities throughout the world
  • The Future Of - blog from the library at the Wake Forest University.
  • JIBS user group news - represents users of bibliographic databases and related products available to the UK HE, FE and research council communities via national site-licence arrangements.
  • JISC digital media - blog featuring use of digital media resources in further and higher education community
  • Joeyanne Librarian - works for a public library service in SW England, interested in libraries, technology in libraries, thinking of ways to market libraries and the whole web2.0 thing
  • JURN blog - JURN is a search-engine indexing free ?open access? ejournals in the arts and humanities, along with other arts and scholarly journals offering free content, blog provides news and updates
  • Librarian in black - blog by Sarah Houghton-Jan, Digital Futures Manager for the San José Public Library in the heart of the Silicon Valley in the US. Looks at librarianship, technology, web services, and current trends in library, web and digital services
  • The Library of Digress - blog by Christine Rooney-Browne, a PhD researcher based within the Department of Computer and Information Sciences at the University of Strathclyde. Looks at public libraries, web 2.0 and library 2.0
  • Life Sciences Info @ Imperial College London - life sciences library information from Imperial College London
  • LISC NI - library and information services Northern Ireland blog
  • List of UK library blogs
  • London Information and Knowledge Exchange (LIKE) ? blog aimed at library, information, knowledge and communications
  • Lone Wolf Librarian - a solo special librarian blogs about his experiences setting up a library from scratch and on a shoestring budge
  • Lorcan Dempsey’s Weblog - blog about libraries, services and networks
  • The medium is the message - blog by Eric Schnell, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University Libraries, Prior Health Sciences Library
  • Moira’s Info Lit Blog - blog by Moira Bent, Faculty Liaison Librarian at Newcastle University, covers information literacy and skills training for researchers
  • News from ticTOCs - blog following development of the ticTOCs Project which has a Journal Tables of Contents service makes it easy for academics, researchers and students
  • The Noisy Channel - blog by Daniel Tunkelang of Google. Passionate about information retrieval and information science, and also enjoys learning about social networks, decision theory, and behavioral finance.
  • No Shelf Required - amoderated discussion of the issues surrounding eBooks, for librarians and publishers.
  • Notes about libraries - public library blog
  • OA Librarian - blog by librarians in Vancouver, Canada focusing on open access issues
  • Open culture - list of best free cultural & educational media on the web
  • PCN weblog - blog from the US Pacific Northwest Chapter of the Medical Library Association, who promote excellence amongst health information professionals.
  • Peter Scotts Library blog - former Internet Projects Manager for a library
  • Praxils Digitalis - blog by American graduate student looking at academic libraries and digital information, including open access, popular culture, and the occasional rant.
  • Random jottings - blog from Scottish Government Librarian, Paul Gray.
  • ResearchBuzz - news about search engines, databases and other information collections.
  • Resource Shelf - a daily newsletter with resources of interest to information professionals, educators and journalists
  • Read Around Research - blog for those interested in the dissemination and publication of research.
  • Roddy Macleods blog - blog from the retired Senior Subject Librarian at Heriot-Watt on activities in Edinburgh and information-related postings
  • The running librarian - blog by James Mullan, Information Officer for a law firm in London
  • Scholarly kitchen - blog of the American Society for Scholarly Publishing
  • Science Library Pad - Thoughts on the use of technology and other issues for science libraries and science publishers
  • Steven’s Lighthouse - illuminating library trends, innovation and information
  • Strategic Content Alliance (SCA) - blog of the JISC-funded initiative committed to delivering a co-ordinated framework of principles and best practice for the provision of online e-content for UK citizens
  • LiveSerials blog - blog by UK Serials Group members

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