Counting this entry, I have managed to turn up on four blogs this week. I’ve been guest-blogging at Bookslut, which I always get a kick out of. Bookslut ought to be part of your regular lit-net rounds if it’s not already.
For the Chronicle’s Wired Campus blog, I wrote about “Collector in Chief,” a new blog launched by AOTUS, a k a David S. Ferriero, the Archivist of the United States. His call for “citizen archivists” to get involved in helping the Archives do its work provoked some interesting reax over at ArchivesNext, a site that’s well worth keeping an eye on if you groove on archives. (And who doesn’t?) On Wired Campus I also noted the kinda mind-bending news that the Library of Congress will archive every public tweet every sent forth on Twitter since it went live in March 2006. That, too, provoked some fascinating commentary around the Twitterverse and blogosphere and even in the old MSM about the wisdom and risks of the move. When I have time, I’ll compile a roundup of the better posts/articles I’ve seen on the topic.
And–ta da–the Chronicle debuted its blog on scholarly publishing today. Called PageView, it will have posts by yours truly and several other book-loving Chronicle folk, so please swing by and take a look.
Fiction-writing got a little lost in the shuffle this week, but I did get good news on the fiction front. The Smoking Poet will publish some short fiction of mine in its summer issue. I’ll post that link when I have it.
Shameless plea: If you don’t already follow me on Twitter (@JenHoward), I’d love it if you would. When I have 1K followers, I get to drink beer on the roof with my colleagues, and it’s getting to be that season in DC when it is very pleasant to do things like that. So help me out, because beer really does taste better when you drink it on the roof (safely–safety first, always).