Saturday, August 20, 2005

How to Find the Carnival of the Infosciences

Bonnie showed me months ago that there is a weekly virtual gathering of cat photos called Carnival of the Cats. Each week a different blogging volunteers to host the gathering. This week it is Mind of Mog.

Carnivals snuck up on me. I see with a quick glange the Carnival of the Capitalists, Carnival of the Vanities, and the New Jersey Carnival. It looks like clubs are using carnivals to share their reports. Where have I been?

Yesterday I learned there is a new Carnival of the Infosciences, which is bringing library bloggers together. The first two were hosted by Greg Schwartz at his blog Open Stacks. Click here to find week 1 and week 2.

Week 3 is being hosted by Joy Weese Moll of St. Louis on her blog Wanderings of a Student Librarian. She is currently accepting blog postings to add to the mix. The deadline is Sunday before 6:00 p.m. (which time zone?). The Carnival is scheduled for Monday.

There are two topics for which Joy is seeking contributions.

1. The digital divide. A debate started with a posting on It’s All Good.

2. Walt Crawford spent a lot of time reading blogs by librarians and wrote a 24-page (his estimate) report on the biblioblogosphere and busiest 60 blogs. It has lots of tables with rankings and includes profiles to which some people are taking issue. Whatever the merits of the objections, the report does identify 60 blogs (who has time to read them all?) and concludes that there is much good and worthwhile reading (a response to Michael Gorman?).

Joy also seeks new topics. Should you be inclined to contribute, act quickly. Of course, there should be a week 4 soon.


waltc said...

I was wondering where "24 page (his estimate)" came from. A slight misreading of one of my posts: the issue of Cites & Insights in which the essay appears is precisely 24 pages long (it's PDF, so I can be sure), and I edited that down from an original 27 pages. The essay is 12 pages within that 24-page issue.

The essay as an HTML separate comes out at 21 pages in my Firefox print preview window, but your mileage may vary (based on typeface settings, margins, etc.). Neither the 12-page length nor the 21-page length includes the two spreadsheets...

Joy said...

>The deadline is Sunday
>before 6:00 p.m. (which
>time zone?)

Yours. ;-) I figure I can pretty safely consider submissions closed in about five more hours when it's after 6 in Honolulu....

ricklibrarian said...


I meant to say that the paper is fairly long, but said it in a rather silly way. Of course, you know how long your paper is. You wrote it. Sorry.