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MiddLab

http://go.middlebury.edu/middlab

MiddLab is a new section of Middlebury’s website with no precedent: an academic network, uniting all of the… blah, blah blah.

Truth is, MiddLab has been hard for us to explain ever since we heard the idea. A research network featuring discussions and blogs, and linking together disciplinary themes? How does that work? Rather than write a manifesto, here is what we’re trying to accomplish with MiddLab.

Our Goals

  • Make research easy to discover. If you want to know what student and faculty research is going on in a department, you shouldn’t have to know where their papers are published or the address of the project’s web site. Instead, these should be one or two clicks from our home page.
  • Show connections between research. Whether researching the population growth of trees in Biology or the population density of people in Geography, projects share themes and people interested in the topic can easily explore both.
  • Start a discussion. We encourage and recommend that you add comments to the projects on this site. Ask questions, suggest new research, or explain why you disagree with the conclusions. You can add your thoughts to any project page on MiddLab, explore the individual blogs for some projects, or contact the researchers directly.
  • Provide space for research and the sciences on our site. We’ll be expanding this site to feature more presentations from the Spring Research Symposium and research projects in our science departments. Though MiddLab is open to any student, faculty or staff projects, these are areas where we know we’re not offering enough information on our site and would like to use MiddLab to expand.

Your Feedback

We aren’t sure these are the right goals for our site. We’d like to hear from people: what would you like to see in MiddLab? What parts of this site work toward these goals and which don’t? Leave your thoughts by commenting on this page.

Oh, and if you would like us to feature your project in MiddLab, send an email to middlab@middlebury.edu.

Customize your LIS blog subscriptions

Are you sick of automatically getting every last post and comment from this blog fed to your RSS reader or your email? Think ★ The Essentials is anything BUT essential? Don’t despair–you have options to get just the blog posts or comments you need. Continue reading

The Middlebury Blog Network

The “Blogging at Middlebury” blog has been renamed “The Middlebury Blog Network” and is now using the Translucence theme.  As well, it has been reconfigured to aggregate selected posts from the Midd blogosphere.  Blog owners interested in having their blogs listed on this site currently need to contact Joe Antonioli.

Categories and Tags

Blog categories and tags: what they mean and when to use them

Categories = Audience

Tags = Description

LIS Website Team confession: As a team we’ve struggled with a way to articulate to everyone how and why we structured the categories on this blog in the way that we did, and how we intend categories and tags to be used. Hopefully this explanation will provide a useful distinction between the two, and give both post authors and blog readers guidance for how to use them.

Categories (Select your audience)

Use a category to reach an audience (or several).

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The One and Only – All Things LIS Blog

Voted yes on the one-blog readiness; will discuss how to launch at our next meeting.
Current categories listed below. Any change before we move ahead?

External Audience - term used TBD by vote by Fri 9/18 at 5 pm

Areas and Workgroups - use name of area as the category and use functions of the work area as tags (audience is mostly internal)

* Academic Consulting Services – research support, instruction, liaison
* Collection Management – aquire, catalog, preserve, maintain resources
* Enterprise Technology & Infrastructure – programming, systems, reporting, network
* LIS Administration – budget, planing, policy, assessment, strategy
* User Services – technology help and support, borrowing and lending, computing support, computing labs, media and event support

Institutions
* Middlebury
* MIIS
* Language Schools
* Schools Abroad
* Bread Loaf School of English
* Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference
* MMLA

Teams
* Area Directors
* Curricular Technology
* Digitization
* LIS Website

LIS landing page and the blog

How will the LIS landing page point to the Blog? I don’t think we’ve discussed whether or not our landing pages will contain a link to the blog, a feed to the blog, or both.

If we had both, would it make sense to have a link going to the whole blog, and a feed listing only our outward-facing category posts (and only displaying 2 or 3 posts so as not to clutter the page)?

e.g.

LIS landing page:

  • Link to all blog
  • Feed with Good to know(/TBD)

The LIS landing page is the only place where we have to make this determination, correct? (Since primary contacts are deciding what goes on their pages.)

Default All things LIS category

Following a long and lively discussion at our meeting today, we agreed that our team members would vote on the following terms to set as the default category name for our one blog. (This default term is intended to fill the “external” category role. We decided making this the default would encourage posters to be proactive in selecting categories.)

  • Bringing knowledge to you
  • Good to know
  • Need to know
  • The essentials
  • Tuned in

Voting will end at close of business Friday, 9/18. (Please, no additional suggestions…)

Blogging: Post and Theme Statistics

Alex Chapin wrote a neat tool to analyze stats in our wordpress database and came up with this information. This information will help show us which are the most active blogs and which themes people prefer to use. These are the most popular themes on the blogging server:

Theme # of blogs % of all blogs
WordPress mu Default 95 26.2%
MistyLook 56 15.5%
Tarski 28 7.7%
Blue Tarski 26 7.2%
Digg 3 Columns 19 5.2%
Middlebury 19 5.2%
Jammed Blue 17 4.7%
Blue Zinfandel Enhanced 14 3.9%
Blue Zinfandel Squared Enhanced 14 3.9%
Integral 10 2.8%
Feather pen 10 2.8%
Blue Box 8 2.2%
tonus 8 2.2%
CommentPress 6 1.7%
Oldschool 5 1.4%
WashMe Inverted 4 1.1%
Note 4 1.1%
PhilosophyTheme 3 0.8%
WordPress mu Default/home 3 0.8%
MiddTube_layout 2 0.6%
WordPress Classic 2 0.6%
schoolsinsessionA 2 0.6%
MiddEarth 2 0.6%
Feet 1 0.3%
NT-authory 1 0.3%
Feng Shui 1 0.3%
schoolsinsessionB 1 0.3%
Tarski for the Symposium 1 0.3%

And here are the blogs ranked by number of posts:

Blog # of Posts % of total posts
Evolving Forms of Literacy 362 4.19
Circulation Services 331 3.83
Media Technology 2008 318 3.68
Peer Writing Tutors at Middlebury College 299 3.46
The Language Wars 289 3.34
Middlebury Headlines 276 3.19
Graphic Novel 267 3.09
MIIS@work 219 2.53
A blog @ all things LIS 214 2.48
Presidential Power 164 1.9
Fast Food/Slow Food 154 1.78
William Tell Coleman Library 138 1.6
Office of Student Services 120 1.39
Stories from a Vermont Town 113 1.31
Office of International Services 107 1.24
Watching The Wire 106 1.23
Policy Career Development Newsletter 105 1.21
Jane Austen and Film 101 1.17
MIIS DMC 98 1.13
Geospatial Technology in LIS 86 1
Monterey Institute MAP Peer Mentor Program 83 0.96
Random Roamings 77 0.89
LIS Website Project 76 0.88
Quinde Journey to the Past 75 0.87
LIS Restructuring 72 0.83
Slices of Cake 71 0.82
One Dean�s View 64 0.74
LIS Suggestions 63 0.73
Jane Austen 06 63 0.73
International Political Economy (Spring 2009) 60 0.69
Beowulf Parallel Computing Cluster 59 0.68
Winning the Race Together at Middlebury 57 0.66
De Middelbury � Poitiers : Le Blog 56 0.65
Computer Science Systems 56 0.65
Brendan Owens Test 54 0.62
Name of the Rose 54 0.62
Theories of Popular Culture 54 0.62
Biomass at Middlebury 53 0.61
Middlebury Web Makeover 52 0.6
Film and Media Culture at Middlebury 52 0.6
Anthroposophy in Art 49 0.57
Web Makeover Docs 47 0.54
Ian’s Web Services 47 0.54
How Did You Get Here? 47 0.54
Global Warming Solutions – the FYSE1239 blog 46 0.53
The Middlebury Trailrunner 46 0.53
kade collaborati 43 0.5
Shweta’s Space 41 0.47
Learning to Write College Papers 41 0.47
Tomorrow is another day 40 0.46
RIDDIM World Dance Troupe 39 0.45
Power Strip 38 0.44
Academic Consulting Services 38 0.44
SGAFC Minutes Blog 38 0.44
The home of the Grille Ghost 37 0.43
Global Justice 37 0.43
One Dean’s View 37 0.43
Sticks and Stones Magazine Submissions 37 0.43
International Law (Spring 2009) 35 0.4
Middlebury College Rugby Club 35 0.4
Middlebury Outdoor Guide 34 0.39
Writing to Heal 34 0.39
Transmedia Storytelling in Television 2.0 34 0.39
Ron on Middlebury 33 0.38
saijai’s space 32 0.37
Brett’s Class Blog 32 0.37
Digital Media Tutors 32 0.37
Curricular Technology Team 32 0.37
The one best thing that happened today. 31 0.36
angeow 31 0.36
International Political Economy (Fall 09) 31 0.36
Student Symposiums: Resources for Presenters 30 0.35
Staff Book Groups 30 0.35
Disability in a Global Context 30 0.35
meanderings of a hungry mind 28 0.32
Ross’s Retreat 28 0.32
blog, jj, blog. 28 0.32
Emily goes to Middlebury! 27 0.31
geography of islands 27 0.31
Middlebury Christian Fellowship 26 0.3
LIS Advisory Groups 26 0.3
Jared’s Narrative Media Musings 26 0.3
Nick Bestor’s “Narration Across Media” Blogtacular Extravaganza 25 0.29
19th Century Russian Literature 25 0.29
film and online video 25 0.29
During the life 24 0.28
James Ashley Morrison 24 0.28
Teaching with Technology 24 0.28
A Stonebraker Narrative 24 0.28
Brainerd Commons 24 0.28
Spotlight/Focus on MIIS 23 0.27
James’ Blog 22 0.25
International Order in the 20th Century (Fall 09) 21 0.24
CSO: Career Services Media Archive 21 0.24
The Terra Project 21 0.24
New Media @ MIIS 21 0.24
Macroeconomic Theory 21 0.24
Mehdi Prevot 20 0.23
MiddEarth 20 0.23
Language School Video Contest 19 0.22
THE ECONOMICS COURT JESTER 19 0.22
431 – Matt Leonard 19 0.22
Narration Across Scott 19 0.22
Vermont Campus Compact 18 0.21
EC265 – ENVIRONMENTAL ECONOMICS 18 0.21
Middle East Studies at Middlebury 18 0.21
Alumni & Parent Programs 18 0.21
Aaron Smith’s Response Journal 18 0.21
Getting to 350: Building Strategies for 21st Century Aspirations 18 0.21
Writing College Papers 18 0.21
On That Note 18 0.21
In the Middle 17 0.2
Duna Tatour 17 0.2
MiddTube 17 0.2
History and Philosophy of Science 17 0.2
Birth of the Cool: American Culture at Mid-Century 17 0.2
Blogging at Middlebury 17 0.2
Ioana’s “Narration Across Media” Blog 16 0.19
MIISpoken 16 0.19
Andrew’s Blog 15 0.17
ES380 – 21st Century Global Challenges 15 0.17
Charlie’s thoughts on Narration Across Media 15 0.17
David Ellis’ Narration Blog 15 0.17
narration across media 15 0.17
Facilities Services 15 0.17
Asmedia 15 0.17
Test Blog 14 0.16
Midd:day 14 0.16
Helena’s Home 14 0.16
Virtual Worlds at Middlebury 14 0.16
Reserves Information 13 0.15
More than The Fourth Estate 13 0.15
Careers in the Common Good 13 0.15
Narration Across Media 13 0.15
The Middlebury Landscape 13 0.15
51 Main 13 0.15
AcaTechie 12 0.14
Bid Chaos Welcome 12 0.14
Farming in Starksboro Vermont 12 0.14
alexblog 12 0.14
^~^ 12 0.14
ES SENIOR SEMINAR 12 0.14
Jue’s 12 0.14
Web Communications 12 0.14
Matthew Kimble’s Lab 12 0.14
Middlebury College Women’s Rugby Club 12 0.14
DJCElektropage 11 0.13
A Teachable Movement 11 0.13
To Kill a Mockingbird 11 0.13
Alliance for Civic Engagement 11 0.13
End Beginning and Middle 11 0.13
Middlebury en Guadalajara 11 0.13
Talha’s Roamings 11 0.13
Orientation 2009 10 0.12
MiddFund 10 0.12
Honor Code Review Discussion Boards 10 0.12
Jason Narrating Across Media 10 0.12
Trees are Nice 10 0.12
Research Blog 09 10 0.12
SGA Comprehensive Fee Committee 10 0.12
H.Schuerger 9 0.1
blog 9 0.1
Digital Driving 9 0.1
middlebury meta-confessional 9 0.1
A(twater) Log 9 0.1
Shel’s Blog 9 0.1
LIS Project Directory 9 0.1
The Board 9 0.1
What’s Happening in Special Collections 9 0.1
Middlebury College Organic Garden 9 0.1
LIS Forms 8 0.09
Institutional Planning & Diversity 8 0.09
Peter’s world 8 0.09
SporkTV 8 0.09
Stroblpeter’s Abenteuer 8 0.09
Environmental Affairs Information 8 0.09
Career Services Internship Programs 8 0.09
Quincy’s Blog 8 0.09
US-Mexico Relations 8 0.09
New England Review 8 0.09
AccuTrack Administration Notes 8 0.09
A Brief History of Lake Champlain 8 0.09
The Keys to Angels and Demons 8 0.09
Mero Sansar 7 0.08
untitled 7 0.08
Event Scheduling & Information 7 0.08
Test Public Safety 7 0.08
Voices Along the Way FYSE 7 0.08
Multimedia Tutor Training at Midd 7 0.08
English at the Monterey Institute 7 0.08
Allison Stanger 7 0.08
Middlebury Schools Abroad 7 0.08
Mexico-US Relations 7 0.08
LISterine Workshops 7 0.08
Middlebury Class of 2011 7 0.08
FYSE’s blog for learning about learning 7 0.08
Test Kimble Lab 6 0.07
Revelations Run Amok 6 0.07
Dolci 6 0.07
Aspirationalism 6 0.07
ACS Liaisons 6 0.07
M2 IPMS 6 0.07
UMOJA Election 6 0.07
Facilities Furniture 6 0.07
Microphilanthropy 6 0.07
6 0.07
The Pizza Process 2009 6 0.07
The Malleable Human 6 0.07
CCAL 6 0.07
Jeffrey Byers 6 0.07
“What does Middlebury mean to you”? 6 0.07
Maple Falling in Vermont 6 0.07
Kiewit Scholarship at Middlebury 6 0.07
world can be more beautiful 6 0.07
Administrative Systems 5 0.06
Test of CommentPress 5 0.06
Advanced Beginning Dance 5 0.06
Vermont Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission 5 0.06
Student Fellowships and Scholarships 5 0.06
DPS Telecom Blog 5 0.06
Public Affairs test 5 0.06
INTERNET ART 5 0.06
middlebury squash 5 0.06
Flat Tire 5 0.06
Media Services 5 0.06
Alex Chapin 5 0.06
Teaching & Learning Collaborative 5 0.06
Midd East Action 5 0.06
Internships ‘R Us 5 0.06
Digital Media for Change 4 0.05
Middlebury College Blogs 4 0.05
MMLA Faculty Site 4 0.05
Another Dean’s View 4 0.05
Captains, kings and caudillos 4 0.05
Chris’ blog 4 0.05
Parenthetical Phase 4 0.05
Creative Process 4 0.05
Career Services Office 4 0.05
Keith’s blog 4 0.05
College Advancement 4 0.05
MIDD Web2.0 4 0.05
Watts What 4 0.05
Brendan’s Blog 4 0.05
Firefly Project 4 0.05
Google Apps @ Middlebury 4 0.05
FYSE1121 Representations of Urban Italy 4 0.05
You Turn Radio 3 0.03
New England Afghan Community 3 0.03
La bit�cora de Carlos Jurado 3 0.03
Turtle Island Radio.com 3 0.03
Barnwell Project 3 0.03
Petar’s Blog 3 0.03
Economic Metaphors & Storytelling 3 0.03
In Hardwood Groves 3 0.03
Revolution, Intellectuals and the State 3 0.03
Midd CSO: Senior Program 3 0.03
catablogger 3 0.03
Urban Gardening 3 0.03
Salamander Rescues 3 0.03
Contemporary Moral Issues 3 0.03
Midd Musings: internet, strategy, et al 3 0.03
Kate Sullivan 3 0.03
Human Resources 3 0.03
Template for New Blogs 3 0.03
Digital Media Supervisor 3 0.03
Middlebury Printing Project 3 0.03
A View From The Basement 3 0.03
LIS Graduate Internship 3 0.03
Work 3 0.03
Database of Organisations 3 0.03
Cook Commons Council 3 0.03
Aesthetics of the Moving Image 3 0.03
testing 1 2 3 3 0.03
Computing Policy & Security touches us all 3 0.03
Daisy’s Dreamland 3 0.03
Timilsina Corp. 3 0.03
Public Saftey 3 0.03
Let’s Talk Poetry Now 3 0.03
Media Lab Tutoring from Erik Fendik’s point of view 3 0.03
The Wonnablog 3 0.03
Rohatyn Center for International Affairs 3 0.03
Just another day… 2 0.02
Adam’s Test Blog 2 0.02
Logblog 2 0.02
Business Intelligence 2 0.02
Programma Settimanale 2 0.02
International Law (Spring 2010) 2 0.02
FYSE 1278 Fall 09 Picturing Nature 2 0.02
Chris’ Blog 2 0.02
SpareTime 2 0.02
Middlebury Mountain Club 2 0.02
egullick 2 0.02
Middlebury Magazine 2 0.02
New England Young Writers Conference 2 0.02
WordPress @ Middlebury 2 0.02
raja 2 0.02
Russian for a year 2 0.02
chathaji 2 0.02
test 2 0.02
smurf madness 2 0.02
koalaZ 2 0.02
MiddBorrowing 2 0.02
qchong 2 0.02
Robyn’s Roamings 2 0.02
Theatre 2 0.02
Media Forms 2 0.02
omyomtov 2 0.02
Chaplain’s Office 2 0.02
Envisioning and planning transinstitutional work i 2 0.02
Student Employment 2 0.02
MoreMedia 2 0.02
My Sanctuary 2 0.02
Office Services-MIIS 2 0.02
The Segue from Segue 2 0.02
SIGHT AND SOUND l 2 0.02
Chemistry & Biochemistry 2 0.02
Emotion Expt 2 0.02
Chad Harris III 2 0.02
International Tax Questions 2 0.02
Commons Administration 2 0.02
Middlebury Career Services 2 0.02
Monterey Institute Student Journals 2 0.02
Ross Commons Council 2 0.02
Bread Loaf School of English 2 0.02
where I can create forms 2 0.02
MIIS Student Journals 2 0.02
Ten Votes 2 0.02
The Life of Vincent Jones 2 0.02
Judicial Boards 2 0.02
Code Simple 2 0.02
Digital Media Commons 2 0.02
Brendan Owens Test Blog 2 0.02
Captains, Kings and Caudillos 2 0.02
LIS User Services Statistics 2 0.02
the abcdarium 2 0.02
teaching & learning snippets 2 0.02
Adam’s Testing blog 2 0.02
Middlebury Planned Giving Conference 2 0.02
Midd Global Action 2 0.02
Anna Karenina in the 21st Century 2 0.02
musings 2 0.02
MIDD Confessional Forum 2 0.02
Middlebury Class of �85 2 0.02
sustainability 2 0.02
The Dissipated Eight 2 0.02
Ian’s Test 2 0.02
Innovation 2 0.02
scuola 2 0.02
Discussion Veguez 2 0.02
ACS 2 0.02
ETI 2 0.02
Arabic House 2 0.02
Middlebury Public Affairs 2 0.02
It’s a linguistic cadaver-all bones, no meat 2 0.02
Budget Suggestions 1 0.01
Honor Code Review Committee 1 0.01
Middlebury College Office of Gift Planning 1 0.01
Trustees of Middlebury College 1 0.01
Reprographics 1 0.01
The Music Library @ Midd 1 0.01
Middlebury Schools Abroad in Latin America (Chile and Mexico) 1 0.01
Banner Forms 1 0.01
LIS Accomplishments 1 0.01
Macky’s blog 1 0.01
Pedagogy and Technology Fair 1 0.01
Arts 1 0.01
Sui Generis 0 0
dhankerson 0 0
Banner Developers 0 0
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