I found the Synthetic Librarian Blog recently and he got me thinking – what is MY blogging “voice?”
I started this blog as part of a class assignment. Over the ensuing months, this blog has evolved, as has my personal voice. My concentration in the MLS program is information technology – an obvious choice given my background in software development and an undergrad degree in computer science. I am especially interested in ways to improve information gathering and structure, such as semantic web programming and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative. I have enjoyed working with the open source content management system Drupal and pondering its Web 2.0 potential for libraries. I see the open source software movement (Deek, 1), with its peer review process, as the perfect companion to the library’s philosophy of free information exchange.
In short, I am interested in the evolution of librarianship from library 1.0 to library 2.0 to library 3.0.
I have been surprised to see that I have had replies from people outside of this class, and it has encouraged me greatly. I have never been one to journal my thoughts, but this process has helped me academically. I plan to continue to blog.
To be continued…
Deek, F. P., and McHugh, J. A. M. Open source: technology and policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008