lis.dom started out as a Blogger blog in May 2005, when I was halfway through library school at Dominican University. Initially, I thought of the blog as a way to write for other Dominican students about libraries, librarianship, and the biblioblogosphere and how our studies at Dominican fit into it all, hence the name: lis=library and information science; dom=Dominican. Over the years, the blog has become more about the lis part and less about the dom part, but I’ve kept the name.
The current header image is a photograph I took of a window at the Vassar College library. I love computers and technology, but I’m also a sucker for old library architecture, and that library is one of my favorites.
I use a few nifty plugins to make the site work:
- Live Comment Preview lets you see your comments as you type them.
- FriendFeed Comments brings in comments on my post from FriendFeed, the best social networking site in the world.
- Akismet helps capture spam before it appears on my blog and Comment Timeout helps prevent me from dealing with unnecessary spam comments on old posts. If it’s preventing you from commenting on my old posts, please drop me a line.
- WordPress Popular Posts does some neat algorithmic work to show you some posts you might want to read because lots of other people liked them.
The views expressed are mine alone, and should in no way be taken as those of Dominican, my employer, or your nagging great aunt.