Blogger Perspectives on Digital   Preservation: Attributes, Behaviors, and Preferences            Carolyn Hank            ...
Bloggers                     %post several posts a week
Bloggers                     hoursworking on blogs a week    (Mode = 1 - 2 hours)
Bloggers                    %read other blogs daily
core group 33                                Web Survey      223     completed surveys                                   4...
Bloggers                    %have blogged for 3 years or more
Bloggers                      %                       %contribute to two or       contribute to two ormore single-author b...
Identity56    %          20%      24     % Real name | Both | Pseudonym
Topical AreasProfessionalTechnology PersonalAcademic News PoliticsHobbies    Entertainment    Family/friendReligion   Busi...
AudiencesCustomer           7.40%Family             27.40%Myself*                     40.90%General Public                ...
Preservation71 36blogs should be                 %agree that their own                                      %             ...
Hosting1.60%1.60% | Other non-commercial server2.10%2.10% | Aggregated blogs 3.60% | Commercial blog provider 3.60% | Serv...
ComposingOften useblog editorAlternative way:Word processor (desktop and online)Email composerMobile phone/PDADesktop plug...
Password2% requirepassword toview ALL                     %posts              require password to              view CERTAI...
EDIT Posts96                 %edited content afterit was posted                       Spelling & grammatical errors       ...
DELETE Posts39deleted contentafter it was posted                      %                          Remove opinions no longer...
DELETE Entire Blog23have deleted anentire blog                  %
Presentation84have changed the                 %appearance of theirblogs
Duplication67 36              %duplicate some posts  (18% duplicate all)                                         %        ...
Responsibility100%                                Blog authors/owners90%80%                             IT department     ...
Investment54Would not pay to                 %preserve their OWN                     ANNUAL                     $1 – 200  ...
Characteristics* Unique/innovative content* Cultural significance of bloggers* Preservation preference                 Imp...
Characteristics* Number of readers* Age of blog* Size of blog     Unimportant
Selection Criteriacontext | representative & significantcontent | subject & attributestyle | expression & utilityformat | ...
Selection Criteriacontext    Text Photoscontent    Video Audio           Comments                         Other_multimedia...
Exclusion Criteriacontext | ephemeral & insignificantcontent | personal & inappropriatestyle | hate speechformat | splog, ...
Impact                “I would seek back-up“[S]hout,       files from the sys admin,plead to        as I have a hard timem...
ConclusionsFindings                                 FutureBloggers are interested      Selection and appraisalSave some bu...
THANK YOU  Acknowledgements…  Songphan Choemprayong  Laura Sheble  Resources…  http://archivepress.ulcc.ac.uk/
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Event: Future of Today’s Legal Scholarship Symposium, Washington DC, July 25, 2009

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(July 2009) Blogger Perspectives on Digital Preservation: Attributes, Behaviors and Preferences

  1. 1. Blogger Perspectives on Digital Preservation: Attributes, Behaviors, and Preferences Carolyn Hank School of Information and Library Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Future of Today’s Legal Scholarship Georgetown Law Library July 25, 2009
  2. 2. Bloggers %post several posts a week
  3. 3. Bloggers hoursworking on blogs a week (Mode = 1 - 2 hours)
  4. 4. Bloggers %read other blogs daily
  5. 5. core group 33 Web Survey 223 completed surveys 46 questions Active bloggers Snowball TechniqueMethod…
  6. 6. Bloggers %have blogged for 3 years or more
  7. 7. Bloggers % %contribute to two or contribute to two ormore single-author blogs more collaborative blogs
  8. 8. Identity56 % 20% 24 % Real name | Both | Pseudonym
  9. 9. Topical AreasProfessionalTechnology PersonalAcademic News PoliticsHobbies Entertainment Family/friendReligion Business Health Sport.
  10. 10. AudiencesCustomer 7.40%Family 27.40%Myself* 40.90%General Public 54.40%Friends 55.80%Colleagues/Professional Peers 63.70%
  11. 11. Preservation71 36blogs should be %agree that their own % agree that every blog should bepreserved preserved
  12. 12. Hosting1.60%1.60% | Other non-commercial server2.10%2.10% | Aggregated blogs 3.60% | Commercial blog provider 3.60% | Server at school 7.30% | Social networking site 13.50% | Server at work 14.50% | Commercial server 16.10% | Own server Blog service provider 86%
  13. 13. ComposingOften useblog editorAlternative way:Word processor (desktop and online)Email composerMobile phone/PDADesktop plug-in blog editorInstant messenger
  14. 14. Password2% requirepassword toview ALL %posts require password to view CERTAIN posts
  15. 15. EDIT Posts96 %edited content afterit was posted Spelling & grammatical errors Rephrasing Updating links Erroneous information
  16. 16. DELETE Posts39deleted contentafter it was posted % Remove opinions no longer held Remove info no longer correct Erroneous information
  17. 17. DELETE Entire Blog23have deleted anentire blog %
  18. 18. Presentation84have changed the %appearance of theirblogs
  19. 19. Duplication67 36 %duplicate some posts (18% duplicate all) % duplicate some comments (12% duplicate all)
  20. 20. Responsibility100% Blog authors/owners90%80% IT department Software providers70% Libraries/archives60% Public trust50% Search engine40%30% Own blog Blogs in general Blog general
  21. 21. Investment54Would not pay to %preserve their OWN ANNUAL $1 – 200 Avg. $36.82blog
  22. 22. Characteristics* Unique/innovative content* Cultural significance of bloggers* Preservation preference Important
  23. 23. Characteristics* Number of readers* Age of blog* Size of blog Unimportant
  24. 24. Selection Criteriacontext | representative & significantcontent | subject & attributestyle | expression & utilityformat | elements (next slide)audience | readership & preferenceauthor | credentials & affiliations
  25. 25. Selection Criteriacontext Text Photoscontent Video Audio Comments Other_multimediastyle K e y w o r d sformat L i n k s Imported_imagesaudience B o o k m a r k sauthor Imported_tags Feeds
  26. 26. Exclusion Criteriacontext | ephemeral & insignificantcontent | personal & inappropriatestyle | hate speechformat | splog, storage concernsaudience | popularityauthor | personal
  27. 27. Impact “I would seek back-up“[S]hout, files from the sys admin,plead to as I have a hard timemy boss believing that a blog would just disappear.”not to fire “[D]rink some coffeeme!” and do other hobby.”“I have no sense of identity invested in myWeblog, so I probably wouldn’t do anything,but simply let it go.”
  28. 28. ConclusionsFindings FutureBloggers are interested Selection and appraisalSave some but not all ResponsibilityNew content added Access scenariosOld content altered VersioningPersonal responsibility Intellectual propertyDefining roles of others Changing roles
  29. 29. THANK YOU Acknowledgements… Songphan Choemprayong Laura Sheble Resources… http://archivepress.ulcc.ac.uk/
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