The Scholar Blogs or Today, Tomorrow: Practices and Perceptions of Value, Impact and Stewardship

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The Scholar Blogs or Today, Tomorrow: Practices and Perceptions of Value, Impact and Stewardship

  1. 1. THE SCHOLARBLOGS OF TODAY,TOMORROW?PRACTICES AND PERCEPTIONS OFVALUE, IMPACT AND STEWARDSHIP CAROLYN.HANK@MCGILL.CA Assistant Professor ▪ School of Information Studies ICPSR ▪ 14 AUGUST 2012 ▪ ANN ARBOR, MI
  2. 2. historypersonal part I
  3. 3. 2004-2005OCLCOCLC RESEARCH - SENSE-MAKING THE INFORMATION CONFLUENCE - MOVING FROM PRINT TO HYBRID JOURNAL SUBSCRIPTIONS2005-present - DIGITAL CURATION/INSTITUTIONAL REPOSITORYUNC - CAROLINA DIGITAL REPOSITORY - DIGCCURR I (DIGITAL CURATION CURRICULUM) - DIGCCURR II (PROFESSIONAL TRAINING)AT CHAPEL HILL - HUMAN INFORMATION INTERACTION - DIGITAL PRESERVATION, ACCESS & CURATION2010-presentMCGILL - ARCHIVAL STUDIES STREAM - TEACHING - MEMBER, RESEARCH ETHICS BOARDSCHOOL OF INFORMATION STUDIES
  4. 4. BLOGS &PRESERVATION General Bloggers - CHOEMPRAYONG & SHEBLE (2006-2008) - BLOGFOREVER: EU-FUNDED PROJECT (http://blogforever.eu) Scholar Bloggers - HISTORY, ECONOMICS, LAW, BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS - BIBLIOBLOGGERS
  5. 5. FUNCTIONS LEGITIMAZATION REWARD BORGMAN DISSEMINATION VAN DE SOMPEL ET AL. (2004) (2007) - ACCESS - PRESERVATION INSTITUTIONALIZED - CURATION ELEMENTARY HAGSTROM (1965) REGISTRATIONROOSENDAAL EXTRINSIC CERTIFICATION ET AL. INTRINSIC (2001) AWARENESS MURRAY & MOORE (2006) ARCHIVING
  6. 6. RESEARCH QUESTIONS How do scholars who blog perceive their blog in relation to their cumulative scholarly record?
  7. 7. RESEARCH QUESTIONS How do they perceive their blog in relation to long-term stewardship? Who do they perceive as responsible as well as capable for blog preservation?
  8. 8. RESEARCH QUESTIONS What blog characteristics impact preservation? What blogger behaviours impact preservation?
  9. 9. UNITS & DATA SOURCES BLOG Questionnaires Interviews BLOGGER Blog Analysis
  10. 10. PURPOSIVE SAMPLING Academic Blog Portal <http://www.academicblogs.org>History| Economics | Law | BioChemPhys
  11. 11. ELIGIBLE BLOGS (29%) 125 Single-Blogs | 63 Co-Blogs
  12. 12. ELIGIBLE BLOGGERS
  13. 13. QUESTIONNAIRES RR 1: QI: 63% | QII: 46% | QI/II: 52%Completed sample: 153 respondentsOutcome rates derived from Internet surveys of specifically named personsfrom the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR, 2009)
  14. 14. INTERVIEWS24 semi-structuredphone interviews72 (47%) of QI & QII respondents expressed interest
  15. 15. BLOG ANALYSIS Coded 93 blogs Authorship Attributes Blog Elements & Features Rights & Disclaimers57 to 63 Indicators Authority & Audience (on/off blog) Blog Publishing Activity Post Features Archiving (SR: 49.5%)
  16. 16. results part II
  17. 17. SCHOLARSHIP Public 100% Allows use andScholarly exchange 94% record 80% Subject to critical review 68% 66% agree with all three criteria Association of Research Libraries (1986). Braxton, J.M., Luckey, W., BLOGGER & Helland, P. (2002).
  18. 18. SCHOLARLY LIFE PROMOTION GREATER VISIBILITY WORK ENJOYMENT TEACHING QUALITY SHARING PRE-PUBS IMPROVED WRITING EFFICIENCY NEITHER WRITING QUALITY IMPAIRED RESEARCH QUALITY RESEARCH CREATIVITYRESEARCH PRODUCTIVITY 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% BLOGGER
  19. 19. INVITATIONS… impact & reward % … to present BLOGGER
  20. 20. INVITATIONS… impact & reward % … to collaborate BLOGGER
  21. 21. INVITATIONS… impact & reward % … to serve BLOGGER
  22. 22. INVITATIONS… impact & reward % … to publish BLOGGER
  23. 23. PRESERVATION % preservation for public access & use into the indefinite future BLOGGER
  24. 24. PRESERVATION Personal access/use 16% Short-term future Public access/use 19% Short-term future Personal access/use 76% Indefinite future Public access/use 80% Indefinite future 0% 100% BLOGGER
  25. 25. 100%90%80%70% Blogger Co-Author(s)60% Provider/Host/Network50% Search Engine Public Trust40%30%20% RESPONSIBILITY CAPABILITY BLOGGER preservation
  26. 26. 100%90%80% Blogger Co-Author(s)70% Provider/Host/Network60% Search Engine50% Public Trust40% Natl Library Natl Archive30% Instl Library20% Instl Archive10% Instl IT Dept 0% RESPONSIBILITY CAPABILITY BLOGGER preservation
  27. 27. Better things to doBLOGGERS
  28. 28. PRESERVATION PRIORITYJournal articlesBooks BlogsPeer-Reviewed Pubs BlogsPublished Papers Journal articles Filter DissertationsTeaching materials & Theses BlogsPedagogical Research & Tools Class Self-Publications BlogsTraditional Publications Lab Notebooks SelectScientific & Scholarly Research Monographs Blog PostsWorks-in-progress Email Informal PublicationsLaw review articles PersonnelBook Reviews Books Communications HIGHER LOWER BLOGGER
  29. 29. Better things to do Personal responsibilityBLOGGERS
  30. 30. SAVING Subscription services Export tools Personal back-upsDocument/text files Via syndication services % Purposefully save entire blog via an archiving service or independently BLOGGER
  31. 31. SAVING Export tools Personal back-upsDocument/text files Via syndication services % Purposefully save some blog components BLOGGER
  32. 32. Better things to do Personal responsibilityPersonal communicationsBLOGGERS
  33. 33. DISCLAIMERS Own opinion Notresponsible Advice % have an explicit or implicit disclaimer-style statementBLOG
  34. 34. Better things to do Personal responsibilityPersonal communications Bad experienceBLOGGERS
  35. 35. if?What 35/48
  36. 36. SADNESS RELIEF DOUBT ANGER C’EST LA VIE
  37. 37. Pretty bad. Devastated, both emotionally and professionally. Very sad.SADNESS RELIEF DOUBT ANGER C’EST LA VIE
  38. 38. I’d do something drastic [in response]. Mad as hell. Pretty peeved. Angry & upset.SADNESS RELIEF DOUBT ANGER C’EST LA VIE
  39. 39. I don’t have to do it anymore. I get half an hour of my life back.SADNESS RELIEF DOUBT ANGER C’EST LA VIE
  40. 40. Probably have a drink & forget about it. Not welcomed but not tragic … I’d get over it. Pour another cup of coffee & get Drop out … back to work. until something else comes along.SADNESS RELIEF DOUBT ANGER C’EST LA VIE
  41. 41. It would take an extreme catastrophe. How would that happen?SADNESS RELIEF DOUBT ANGER C’EST LA VIE
  42. 42. BLOG DELETION % have deleted a blog BLOGGER
  43. 43. POST DELETION Duplicate Post“Post Regret”Too sensitive or revealing % delete posts after publication BLOGGER
  44. 44. POST EDITING % edit posts after publication BLOGGER
  45. 45. RIGHTS & USE Copyright Statement (n=34) Creative Commons (n=13) % no rights or use statements at blog or post levelBLOG
  46. 46. next?what’s part III
  47. 47. AVAILABLE BUT INACTIVENot activelypublished to in previous 3 months (n=156) % left no message behind on where they went or if they will be backBLOG
  48. 48. DISPATCHES FROMBLOG PURGATORY reviewing 1700+ blogs listedBLOG
  49. 49. BIBLIOBLOGGERS BLOG Questionnaires Interviews BLOGGER Blog Analysis CV Analysis 2012 OCLC/ALISE LISRGP With Cassidy Sugimoto, CO-PI (IUB)
  50. 50. TEACHING IN THE AGE OF FACEBOOK …LIS FACULTY AND STUDENTS’ FRIENDING AND POKING IN THE SOCIAL SPHERE FOCUS 1:1 POLICY WEB-BASED GROUPS INTERVIEWS ANALYSIS SURVEYS FEB-MAR-APR-MAY 2012 JUN-JUL-AUG 2012 SEPT-OCT –NOV 2012 EXPLORATORY DESCRIPTIVE 2012 ALISE RESEARCH GRANT With Cassidy Sugimoto (IUB) & Jeff Pomerantz and Fred Stutzman (UNC)
  51. 51. SOURCESAssociation of Research Libraries. (1986). The changing system of scholarly communication. Washington, DC: Author.Borgman, C.L. (2007). Scholarship in the digital age: Information, infrastructure and the Internet. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.Braxton, J.M., Luckey, W., & Helland, P. (2002). Institutionalizing a broader view of scholarship through Boyer’s four domains: ASHE-ERIC higher education report. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.Hagstrom, W.O. (1965). The scientific community. New York, NY: Basic Books.Murray, R., & Moore, S. (2006). The handbook of academic writing: A fresh approach. Maidenhead, UK: Open University Press.Roosendaal, H.E., Guerts, P.A. Th.M., & van der Vet, P.E. (2001). Developments in scientific communication: Considerations on the value chain. Information Services & Use, 21(1), 13-32.Van de Sompel, H., Payette, S., Erickson, J., Lagoze, C., & Warner, S. (2004). Rethinking scholarly communication: Building the system that scholars deserve. D-Lib Magazine, 10(9). doi: 10.1045/september2004-vandesompel
  52. 52. THANK YOUCAROLYN HANKEmail: carolyn.hank@mcgill.caPhone: (001)514.398.4684Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/carolynhank/Slideshow: QUESTIONS?

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