Monday, January 31, 2011

Link O'Day: LISNews

Back in 2006 I started using Delicious which at that time was for social bookmarking. Contrary to the big hoo-hah last fall, Delicious is still going strong and is not threatened with extinction. One of the first tags I started back then was "blogs." At that time I had students follow one blog for a semester and wanted to provide an ongoing list for them. Right now I have marked around 170 blogs. This one was the very first to be named and is still going strong. To be honest I have not been to this site in ages, but had fun with it tonight. The most recent featured story is about a disgruntled senior citizen who was arrested for putting condiments such as ketchup, mayonnaise, and maple syrup in her local library's book drops. Bad idea...landed her in the pokey. This blog highlights news stories from around the world, and is updated daily. Here is the self-description at the website:

"LISNews is a collaborative weblog [aka blog] devoted to current events and news in the world of Library and Information Science. A dedicated team of international bloggers scour the World Wide Web to find stories they find interesting. You'll find links to news stories and Web sites, along with original writing, interviews and reviews. LISNews is updated frequently, usually 7 days a week. We are a non-commercial site, supported by our users."

I scrolled through recent entries and saw a mix of serious, humorous, and offbeat. I did NOT see anything within the last few days about funding woes that are so much in the news right now. Maybe someone should send one in...they do call for submissions.

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