I discussed this book here, but had only started reading it, so didn’t offer a review.
Now I’ve read it. This isn’t a formal review, but I think it’s a good book, one that librarians thinking about blogging or feeds (and Michael Sauers demonstrates the extent to which feeds aren’t all from blogs) will find worthwhile.
“Comprehensive” isn’t quite right. “Extensive” is more like it. Sauers provides detailed instructions for setting up a Blogger blog and for using Bloglines as an aggregator. He couldn’t realistically go into that level of detail for other choices, and he does mention prominent choices in each case. I would have liked to see a little more on the reasons you might not want to use Blogger via Blogspot, or any other vendor-hosted blog (e.g., the difficulty of getting good log-based statistics, unless I’m missing something), but that might be too much detail for this text.
I found “The Library Blogosphere”–part 1, the blogs; part 2, the bloggers–fascinating, even though I’m certainly familiar with the stuff in part 1!
A good job. Despite my grump about the design (it really isn’t difficult for a template to suppress paragraph indentation immediately following headings and subheadings, and it sure does make the book look more professional), I’m impressed overall.