Saturday, February 05, 2005

Starting a blog...

I've been thinking about blogging for a while now, and finally decided to take the plunge. I've recently begun tracking a few library-related blogs, including catalogablog,, Lorcan Dempsey's blog, and The Shifted Librarian. These are just a few of the many informative, entertaining, and creative library blogs out there. So why start another? Well, mostly because I like sharing ideas with people and talking them through. There's some duplication of content among other library blogs, and I'm sure mine will have a bit of this as well. But everyone has their unique perspective, and I'd like to try to add my voice to the discussion. I've never been able to keep a journal, but somehow the notion of a blog as more informal and more interactive greatly appeals to me.

So what is this blog going to be about? I'm halfway through my first year as a librarian, so I expect many entries will be about how I learn and grow as a person and as a professional. I'm a metadata specialist in a large academic library, so I expect to cover topics related to my work as well. I'm also interested in a wide variety of other topics, from other areas of librarianship to technology, from music to science. I wouldn't be surprised if anything showed up here as a topic for a post.

1 comment:

Ivan Chew said...

Hi, recently discovered your blog and I've decided to subscribe to it. Glad you started it 'cos it gives me the "metadata" perspective that I otherwise wouldn't get in my immediate job assignment.

"...everyone has their unique perspective, and I'd like to try to add my voice to the discussion..."

Sounds like a great tagline!