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.