Jill Hurst-Wahl, in a post yesterday on her Digitization 101 Blog, wrote about five blogs she found interesting. Jill was doing her part to participate in and spread the word about Blog Day. Well, Blog Day was yesterday, but I’m going to bend the rules and share five blogs with you today.
[Note: In part 3 of the luminary interview with Todd Miller I wrote that I’d publish part 4 today. I’ll be publishing it tomorrow instead.]
Here are the posting rules, according to the BlogDay.org website:
- Find 5 new Blogs that you find interesting
- Notify the 5 bloggers that you are recommending them as part of BlogDay 2008
- Write a short description of the Blogs and place a link to the recommended Blogs
- Post the BlogDay Post (on August 31st) and
- Add the BlogDay tag using this link:
http://technorati.com/tag/BlogDay2008 and a link to the BlogDay web site at http://www.blogday.org
Here’s my list. These are not the only blogs that are of interest to those following the federated search industry but they are blogs I’ve not written about before, or at least most are.
- Library Technology Guides, maintained by and includes perspective and commentary by Marshall Breeding. This site is not just a blog but a VERY comprehensive set of resources for anyone following library automation. Breeding is one of the judges for the federated search blog contest and you can read his credentials in this post.
- Stephen’s Lighthouse, by SirsiDynix’s Vice President of Innovation, Stephen Abram. Abram is a visionary in the library community as well as a major force for influencing change so I read as much as I can of what he writes. Information about his background is at the SirsiDynix Management Team page — click the “Innovation” tab.
- Search Done Right, by Vivisimo. This blog includes thoughtful posts about search technology by a variety of authors from Vivisimo. The blog’s about page explains the focus of the blog:
Welcome to SearchDoneRight, the blog that explores the latest trends, challenges, and news related to search and search technology. Get perspectives on the issues, learn how to solve tough enterprise search problems, and hear open assessments of the hype in the marketplace from CEO Raul Valdes-Perez and other key technology leaders at Vivisimo. This is an open discussion forum where community interaction is encouraged.
- Blog Libific, by SerialsSolutions. This blog is authored by Peter McCracken, Serials Solutions’ cofounder and Director of Research. While McCracken may be new to blogging, his posts are insightful and make for enjoyable reading. You can read more about McCracken at the blog’s about page.
- LibWorm. Ok, so this is not a blog but it does aggregate a number of blogs. And, I did write about it before. But, it’s a great resource that I want to make sure everyone knows about.
In March, in this blog post, I wrote this:
Paul Pival pointed me to LibWorm, a search engine for the library community. Libworm is an amazing site; it aggregates 1400 RSS feeds and makes their content searchable. One can also easily track search results in an RSS reader to see when there are new articles matching one’s search terms. And, LibWorm has a subject, Federated/Meta Search, that one can read via RSS. Very nice! There are tons of blogs aggregated here.
Have I left out your favorite blog? Let us know about it, or write about it in your own belated BlogDay post.If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!