FactCheck.org, MeSH and TypePad Metadata

First, a big WooHOO! to Factcheck.org for receiving domestic and international awards.  If you haven’t subscribed to their e-mail news listserv you’re missing a lot.  I love this site.  If you’re looking for truly professional (i.e., fair and thorough) analysis of political ads and such, this is the place to go (or at least the place to start.)  Click on the previous links and experience the love first hand.

The 2007 MeSH is available now so I went and book marked it.  In truth, this has probably been available for some time and I just noticed it now, which is kind of sad since I use this page nearly every day for catalog work.  At any rate, there it is.

And we have broken the 7,000 visitor barrier (we’re at 7056 as I write this), for which I must thank  a billion or so librarians sporting body art of various types, styles and tastes,  offering  tidbits of information about themselves to satisfy my rampant curiosity.  Most of the traffic this site gets happens through federated search engines (lots of Google, rather less Yahoo, a mix of others) bouncing hits off past metadata entries, and in an average week, it’ll see about sixty or seventy web browsers pass through on their ways to elsewhere.  I’d love to find out how many are repeat visitors–I’d love even more to learn how many folks have linked to the RSS here.  I’ve gone through the Typepad help area and made a few calls to the help desk but I can’t find any support for that sort of statistic gathering.  Am I looking for the wrong thing in the wrong place?  Any and all advice would be appreciated.

About Jon Frater

A gaming industry stalwart dating back to the 1980s, Jonathan Frater is the co-author of roleplaying game books Robotech: Return of the Masters, and Robotech Adventures: Lancer's Rockers, both for Palladium Books. Jonathan also wrote a column on writing and game design called The Tome in Gateways magazine. He's currently a librarian at Metropolitan College of New York. Article 9, the first in his ambitious Blockade Trilogy, is Jonathan's first full-length novel.

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