My blog, LibrarySupportStaffJobs, is beginning to attract attention in the library/information world. I received a request from Library Supporter to digest my jobs blog on her blog recently. Here is what she wrote about LibrarySupportStaffJobs on her blog:
"As usual, I'm behind on site updates and have been planning on adding a significant resource for library support staff. LibrarySupportStaffJobs, a new blog which handily lists job openings for library support staff, library assistants, library technicians, and library clerks.
The site is updated almost daily with new job postings and is presented in a clean, readable manner. It really could be great source of information for library job-seekers...so much so that I've added, with permission, a digest for the site on my sidebar!"
I am delighted to see this labor of love blog getting some attention. There is a lot of work involved in keeping it current. I started the blog because it is so difficult to find library support staff job announcements. They are scattered all over the web, combined with listing for "professional" library job openings. I wished for a list consolidated in one place for my own use, so decided to try to make one. I hope other people find it useful, and are finding new jobs using the information it provides.
The UN is now publishing a blog, called UN Pulse. Some information about the blog from the blog:
alerts you to selected just-released UN online information, major reports, publications and documents. Created and maintained by a team of reference librarians at the United Nations Dag HammarskjÃ¶ld Library in New York, UN Pulse
is updated as new information is published and received."
This is a postage stamp for bloggers. This is the first time I have seen it. Wonder how new it is? Guess I need to make a trip to the post office. I like this a lot; can't wait to start using it on my mail.
Source: The RSS Blog
Bowietreks, this blog, is one year old today. My first post was July 23, 2004. This post is number 534. Not bad for a year. I have enjoyed writing and designing Bowietreks, and have learned a great deal this year.
A new service promises to let you send your blog into space. Here is some information from the website:
Some 60 years ago humans first began transmitting television signals powerful enough to reach beyond our earth's atmosphere. Since then the media has continued to broadcast messages from I Love Lucy to the five o'clock news into space, potentially reaching intelligent alien life forms beyond our solar system. Blogs In Space is the first entity to allow everyday bloggers to transmit the news and thoughts of an everyday person into space. Simply put we take your feed and transmit it out on a powerful deep space transmission dish.
This is an interesting idea. I submitted my blog for transmission. The webiste also offers badges for blogs in several attractive designs.
Via: The Blog Herald
I just noticed the Google Page Rank of this blog has increased from 2/10 to 3/10. I was beginning to think it was never going to change. That is a nice way to say goodnight. Now I can go to bed with a big smile. An increase in page rank and a new season of Battlestar Galactica in the same day. Hot damn!
Blinkx today announced a new service that searches the content of podcasts and vlogs. The search engine uses a new proprietary voice recognition software in key word searching, not just metadata.