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Event: Conference on Appraisal in the Digital World, Rome, November 15, 2007. With Songphan Choemprayong and Laura Sheble.

Event: Conference on Appraisal in the Digital World, Rome, November 15, 2007. With Songphan Choemprayong and Laura Sheble.

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(Nov 2007) Informing Blog Appraisal through Bloggers Perspectives on Selection and Preservation (Nov 2007) Informing Blog Appraisal through Bloggers Perspectives on Selection and Preservation Presentation Transcript

  • Informing Blog Appraisal ThroughBloggers’ Perspectives Carolyn Hank Laura Sheble Songphan Choemprayong School of Information and Library Science University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill http://persistentblog.wordpress.com
  • 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 46 questions Active bloggers completed surveys Snowball TechniqueMethod…
  • Bloggers %have blogged for 3 years or more
  • Bloggers % %contribute to two or contribute to two ormore single-author blogs more collaborative blogs
  • Identity % 20% 24 %Real name | Both | Pseudonym
  • Topical AreasProfessionalTechnology PersonalAcademic News PoliticsHobbies Entertainment Family/friendReligion Business Health Sport.
  • AudiencesCustomer 7.40%Family 27.40%Myself* 40.90%General Public 54.40%Friends 55.80%Colleagues/Professional Peers 63.70%
  • Preservation % %agree that their own agree that everyblogs should be blog should bepreserved preserved
  • Hosting1.60% | Other non-commercial server2.10% | 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%
  • ComposingOften useblog editorAlternative way:Word processor (desktop and online)Email composerMobile phone/PDADesktop plug-in blog editorInstant messenger
  • Password2% requirepassword toview ALL %posts require password to view certain posts on their blogs
  • EDIT Posts Spelling & grammatical errors Rephrasing Update links % Erroneous informationedited content afterit was posted
  • DELETE Posts -Remove opinions that are no longer hold Remove information that is no longer correct % -Erroneous informationdeleted contentafter it was posted
  • DELETE Entire Blog %have deleted anentire blog
  • Presentation %have changed theappearance of theirblogs
  • Duplication % %duplicate some blog duplicate someposts. comments(18% duplicate all) (12% duplicate all)
  • Responsibility100% Blog authors/owners90%80% IT department Software providers70% Libraries/archives60% Public trust50% Search engine40%30% Own blog Blogs in general Blog general
  • Characteristics* Unique/innovative content* Cultural significance of bloggers* Preservation preference* Popularity - general Important
  • Characteristics* # of occasional bloggers* Age of blog* Size of blog Unimportant
  • Selection Criteriacontextcontentstyleformataudienceauthor
  • Selection Criteriacontext Blogosphere (all, as many)content Representation (time/society)style Future use Significanceformat (cultural, social, political)audienceauthor
  • Selection Criteriacontext Subject (e.g. art & culture, politicscontent & government, science & technology, sociology,style education, history) Attributeformat (original, innovative, quality, authoritative)audienceauthor
  • Selection Criteriacontext Expressive Citizen journalismcontent Commentary Advocacystyle Scholarship Utilitarianformataudienceauthor
  • Selection Criteriacontext Text Photoscontent Video Audio Other_multimedia Commentsstyle 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
  • Selection Criteriacontext Popularity (e.g. readership)content Impact (e.g. reference, citation)style Location (e.g. regional, community)format Public discourse (cultural, social, political)audience Audience preferenceauthor Expert preference
  • Selection Criteriacontext Professional Personalcontent Institutional Collaborativestyle Expert & Notableformat Author preferenceaudienceauthor
  • Exclusion Criteriacontext | ephemeral & insignificantcontent | personal & inappropriatestyle | hate speechformat | splog, storage concernsaudience | popularityauthor | personal
  • Conclusions Findings FutureBloggers are interested Reconsider our samplingSave some but not all Retool the instrumentNew content added Dedicated foci:Old content altered ….. Archival activitiesPersonal responsibility ….. Intellectual PropertyDefining roles of others ….. Access scenarios