Oh Hai! Welcome to my new home!

Aug 02 2010 Published by under Admin

You found me! I'm so excited to be joining this great community. As we go you'll hear more about how we were founded and our vision. Most importantly, we have common purposes, policies, ways to encourage sociability, and best of all, usability. Do these sound familiar? Yep, they're some of the things recommended in the Preece online communities book [*]

Why am I here? Well, I like having my blog to be in a community, but frankly, I'm somewhat uncomfortable with a for-profit type deal. This is a co-operative. Here, I'm among great company, have tech support (all voluntary from the fabulous MarkCC), and have you all.  Plus, I get all of the standard benefits of blogging - personal information management, practice writing, communication within and outside of my field, to network, etc.

I've been blogging since 2004 and I cover various areas of librarianship, information science, and the information industry. Within information science, I have pretty broad interests from information behavior to information retrieval. I'm also interested in science & technology studies (or whatever STS stands for), computer supported collaborative work, and online communities.

[*] Preece, J. (2000). Online communities : designing usability, supporting sociability. New York: Wiley.

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