(June 2011) New Media, Social Scholarship: Scholars’ Perceptions of their Blogs within the System of Scholarly Communication
NEW MEDIA,SOCIAL SCHOLARSHIPSCHOLARS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR BLOGS WITHINTHE SYSTEM OF SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION CAROLYN.HANK@MCGILL.CA Assistant Professor ▪ School of Information Studies5TH BLOOMSBURY CONFERENCE ON E-PUBLISHING & E-PUBLICATIONSJUNE 30, 2011 ▪ LONDON, UK
RESEARCH QUESTIONS How do scholars who blog perceive their blog in relation to their cumulative scholarly record?
RESEARCH QUESTIONS How do scholars who blog perceive their blog in relation to long-term stewardship? Who do they perceive as responsible as well as capable for blog preservation?
RESEARCH QUESTIONS What blog characteristics impact preservation? What blogger behaviours impact preservation?
UNITS & DATA SOURCES BLOG Questionnaires Interviews BLOGGER Blog Analysis
POPULATION Purposive Sampling Academic Blog Portal <http://www.academicblogs.org>
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)
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
RIGHTS & USE Copyright Statement (n=34) Creative Commons (n=13) % feature 1 or more statements or licensesBLOG
DISCLAIMERS Own opinion Notresponsible Advice % have an explicit or implicit disclaimer-style statementBLOG
COMMENT POLICYModeration Tone & languageCopyright & licenses % have an explicit or implicit comment policy or guidelinesBLOG
EDITING % edit posts after publication BLOGGER
… only 2 blogs includeda policy or statementBLOG
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).
Pretty bad. Devastated, both emotionally and professionally. Very sad.SADNESS RELIEF DOUBT ANGER C’EST LA VIE
I’d do something drastic [in response]. Mad as hell. Pretty peeved. Angry & upset.SADNESS RELIEF DOUBT ANGER C’EST LA VIE
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
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
It would take an extreme catastrophe. How would that happen?SADNESS RELIEF DOUBT ANGER C’EST LA VIE
THANKS TO …Dr. Helen R. TibboDr. Lynn Silipigni ConnawayDr. Jeffrey PomerantzPaul JonesDr. Richard MarcianoDr. Cal LeeDr. Deborah Barreau
THANKS FOR …Beta Phi Mu 2010 Eugene Garfield DoctoralDissertation FellowshipInstitute of Museum and Library Services(IMLS)School of Library and Information Science,University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
… AND THANK YOUCAROLYN HANKEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 514.398.4684Web: http://ils.unc.edu/~hcarolynSlideshow: QUESTIONS