Jun 15

Blog news

Its Day 15 of the 30 blog posts in 30 days challenge, the halfway point and I’m very tired after working the late shift.

So instead of trying to come up with something deep and meaningful, when the only thing I am really interested in is my pillow, I’ll mention a couple of things that have happened with Connecting Librarian of which I am particularly proud (and thankful to my readers for helping to make possible).

The first is that Connecting Librarian has been accepted into PANDORA. From the relevant email:

The National Library of Australia aims to build a comprehensive collection of Australian publications to ensure that Australians have access to their documentary heritage now and in the future.

PANDORA, Australia’s Web Archive, was set up by the Library in 1996 to enable the archiving and provision of long-term access to online Australian publications. Since then we have been identifying and archiving online publications that meet our collecting scope and priorities. Additional information about PANDORA and access to archived titles can be found on the Library’s server at: http://pandora.nla.gov.au/index.html

We would like to include the Connecting Librarian web site http://connectinglibrarian.com/ in the PANDORA Archive.

I accepted, after all who doesn’t want a little bit of immortality.

Second was being nominated for a Salem Library Press Blog Awards. I don’t know how I got nominated, but I was in sterling company. I didn’t win, but I did get a gold star:

Blogs listed with a gold star were considered by our judges to be of significant quality that they stood above the norm.

And thanks all for your wonderful support of Connecting Librarian over nearly five years.  I’m not done yet, so stay tuned.


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  1. @geomancer

    Congratulations Michelle – go to bed now – and keep up the good work.

  2. Michelle McLean

    Thanks, that’s very good advice.

  3. Sally

    That is *very* blog-worthy news!! Congratulations 🙂 🙂

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  5. Clare

    Adding my congratulations to the others. In fact, I think a small woooooohooooooo! is called for.

  6. Michelle McLean

    A wooooooohoooooo is always welcome and appreciated. Thanks!

  7. Janine Kimberley

    I knew there was something special about you Michelle!!!

  8. Michelle McLean


  9. Penny

    Oh well done! Great news!

  10. snail

    Congrats on Pandora – that means both you and Explodedlibrary are there now. Wonder if we can get them to archive all of lint 🙂

  11. Michelle McLean

    Mmm, should find out.

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