Thursday, December 22, 2005

Librarians and Emerging Technologies

I have been visiting lots of library related websites and blogs. I am finding there is alot of information posted on them about emerging technologies.

As Deborah mentioned in a blog entry, Librarians are our friends .

Here are some of the websites that I thought were interesting about emerging technologies:

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Publications and Blogs

I recently read an article on titled "Science in the web age: Joint efforts". The article is about The American Journal of Bioethics having an associated blog.

Text from the article -

Blogs associated with traditional journals may help bridge the gap between the literature and blogs, says Glenn McGee, editor-in-chief of The American Journal of Bioethics. The leading journal in its field, it was the first to create a companion blog, Blog.Bioethics.Net.

The bioethics blog allows the journal to respond faster and in different ways to public controversies, says McGee. The blog has high impact, he adds, often influencing reporting on ethical issues by the mainstream media.

Print journals cannot keep up with developments in certain fields, adds Gavin Schmidt, a researcher at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York, who blogs at with other climate scientists.

After reading this article, I came up with more ideas for nonprofit blogs. Nonprofits can create blogs for their publications, and to discuss the issues and news related to their organization. This would allow the readers of publications and people interested in the mission of the organization to join in on the discussion and to keep up to date. The readers of the blog can post comments and link to the blog on their blog or website. If the blog allows comments, people can see who else is interested in the issues and meet new people with their same interests.