Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Book: LibWorld - library blogs worldwide

This book was published in Dec 2008.

LibWorld - library blogs worldwide
by Christian Hauschke, Nadine Ullmann, Sarah Lohre
LibWorld book available! » Infobib
On April, 23rd 2007 a series of postings started on, where guest authors from all over the world introduced the library and library related blogs of their own country. This book is a collection of 30 revised LibWorld articles, accompanied by a foreword by Walt Crawford. Included are articles about the blogosphere of: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Malawi, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad & Tobago, USA.

The book can be downloaded for free. There's a PDF version licensed under Creative Commons-BY-ShareAlike license (as agreed by the authors).

The book started from a series of guest posts at Infobib (the series has since grown). My contribution to the book was from this post I contributed in 2007.

I'm humbled and honoured to be part of this book (mine's the entry for Singapore, on page 51). When the Infobib authors sought the permission from contributing authors to be in the book, I readily agreed of course.

It's a useful compilation with interesting insights from librarian-bloggers from places like Iran and Japan (who usually don't blog in English).

The Infobib authors say: "Our trip through the library blogosphere does not end at this point. So if readers from all over the world would like to enrich our collection, please contact us!"

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