NEW MEDIA,SOCIAL SCHOLARSHIPSCHOLARS’ PERCEPTIONS OF THEIR BLOGS WITHINTHE SYSTEM OF SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION              ...
RESEARCH QUESTIONS    How do scholars who    blog perceive their blog    in relation to their    cumulative scholarly    r...
RESEARCH QUESTIONS     How do scholars who     blog perceive their blog     in relation to long-term     stewardship?     ...
RESEARCH QUESTIONS     What blog characteristics     impact preservation?     What blogger behaviours     impact preservat...
UNITS & DATA SOURCES   BLOG             Questionnaires             Interviews   BLOGGER             Blog Analysis
POPULATION   Purposive Sampling Academic Blog     Portal   <http://www.academicblogs.org>
ELIGIBLE BLOGSHistory| Economics | Law | BioChemPhys                               (29%)       125 Single-Blogs | 65 Co-Bl...
ELIGIBLE BLOGGERS  107 Single-Bloggers | 187 Co-Bloggers
QUESTIONNAIRES       RR 1: QI: 63% | QII: 46% | QI/II: 52%Completed sample: 153 respondentsOutcome rates derived from Inte...
INTERVIEWS24 semi-structuredphone interviews72 (47%) of QI & QII respondents expressed interest
BLOG ANALYSIS    Coded 93 blogs                      Authorship Attributes                      Blog Elements & Features  ...
results          12/48
OCCUPATION                                 %           post-secondary institution BLOGGER
OCCUPATIONDistinguished/ Chaired Prof.    Professor/   Full Prof. +            %                  (n=58)  BLOGGER
AGE                                  years               mean real age           (range 25 to 70 years old) BLOGGER
AGE                               years           mean professional age             (range 0 to 39 years) BLOGGER
GENDER                      %           are male BLOGGER
ESTABLISHED          PUBLICATION          AND SERVICE          HISTORYBLOGGER
peer-reviewed articleconference proceedingsessay.article.op-ed (other)book chapter book reviewmonograph (author) comment (...
SERVICE                                         91% have                                         performed                ...
BLOG INSTANCES                                  %            publish to 2 or more blogs  BLOGGER
MICROBLOGGING                          %           do not tweet BLOGGER
BLOG HISTORY                                 %            first blog published to  BLOGGER
BLOG AGE                             years             mean blog age       (57% between 5 to 8 years old)BLOG
IDENTITY         84         %                        8%   13%       Real name | Both | PseudonymBLOG
BLOGGING                             %           update their blog 1+             times per week BLOGGER
BLOGGING                          %        published a new post       within the previous weekBLOG
POSTING                                %            make all of their posts             publicly available  BLOGGER
POSTING                                     posts            Average posts per month       (2,726 posts published August 1...
PRIMARY AUDIENCE           Everyone else                  8% students, family, friends, others         General public     ...
ENGAGEMENT                           %             employ a post           commenting feature BLOGGER
ENGAGEMENT                            %           respond to comments BLOGGER
ENGAGEMENT                               %           post comments to other           blogs 1+ times per week BLOGGER
COMMENTS                            %           of most recent posts           had zero commentsBLOG
COMMENTSSo looked at postsfrom 1 year earlierBLOG
COMMENTS 2009        45%        40%        35%        30%POSTS        25%        20%        15%        10%         5%     ...
RIGHTS & USE Copyright Statement       (n=34)  Creative Commons       (n=13)                                  %           ...
DISCLAIMERS     Own   opinion       Notresponsible   Advice                             %              have an explicit or...
COMMENT POLICYModeration     Tone &  languageCopyright &   licenses                          %               have an expli...
EDITING                                   %            edit posts after publication  BLOGGER
… only 2 blogs includeda policy or statementBLOG
SCHOLARSHIP                      Public 100%                      Allows use andScholarly             exchange 94%  record...
INVITATIONS                           %            … to present  BLOGGER
INVITATIONS                               %            … to collaborate  BLOGGER
INVITATIONS                           %              … to serve  BLOGGER
INVITATIONS                           %            … to publish  BLOGGER
conference proceedings  essay.article.op-ed (other)                       book review                      book chapter   ...
SCHOLARY LIFE          PROMOTION     GREATER VISIBILITY     WORK ENJOYMENT    TEACHING QUALITY     SHARING PRE-PUBS       ...
PRESERVATION                                      %            preservation for public access            & use into the in...
BLOGGING OVER TIME            About the same 35%            Somewhat less 25%            A lot less 17%            Somewha...
if?What       51/48
SADNESS           RELIEF              DOUBT          ANGER            C’EST LA VIE
Pretty  bad.               Devastated,           both emotionally and              professionally.                      Ve...
I’d do something    drastic [in response].                        Mad as hell.   Pretty  peeved.                        An...
I don’t have to           do it anymore.       I get half an                                 hour of my                   ...
Probably                              have a drink &                              forget about it.          Not welcomed  ...
It would take an                      extreme catastrophe.                      How would                     that happen?...
next?What’s         59/48
THANKS TO …Dr. Helen R. TibboDr. Lynn Silipigni ConnawayDr. Jeffrey PomerantzPaul JonesDr. Richard MarcianoDr. Cal LeeDr. ...
THANKS FOR …Beta Phi Mu 2010 Eugene Garfield DoctoralDissertation FellowshipInstitute of Museum and Library Services(IMLS)...
… AND THANK YOUCAROLYN HANKEmail: carolyn.hank@mcgill.caPhone: 514.398.4684Web: http://ils.unc.edu/~hcarolynSlideshow:    ...
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(June 2011) New Media, Social Scholarship: Scholars’ Perceptions of their Blogs within the System of Scholarly Communication

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2. RESEARCH QUESTIONS How do scholars who blog perceive their blog in relation to their cumulative scholarly record?
  3. 3. 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?
  4. 4. RESEARCH QUESTIONS What blog characteristics impact preservation? What blogger behaviours impact preservation?
  5. 5. UNITS & DATA SOURCES BLOG Questionnaires Interviews BLOGGER Blog Analysis
  6. 6. POPULATION Purposive Sampling Academic Blog Portal <http://www.academicblogs.org>
  7. 7. ELIGIBLE BLOGSHistory| Economics | Law | BioChemPhys (29%) 125 Single-Blogs | 65 Co-Blogs
  8. 8. ELIGIBLE BLOGGERS 107 Single-Bloggers | 187 Co-Bloggers
  9. 9. 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)
  10. 10. INTERVIEWS24 semi-structuredphone interviews72 (47%) of QI & QII respondents expressed interest
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. results 12/48
  13. 13. OCCUPATION % post-secondary institution BLOGGER
  14. 14. OCCUPATIONDistinguished/ Chaired Prof. Professor/ Full Prof. + % (n=58) BLOGGER
  15. 15. AGE years mean real age (range 25 to 70 years old) BLOGGER
  16. 16. AGE years mean professional age (range 0 to 39 years) BLOGGER
  17. 17. GENDER % are male BLOGGER
  18. 18. ESTABLISHED PUBLICATION AND SERVICE HISTORYBLOGGER
  19. 19. peer-reviewed articleconference proceedingsessay.article.op-ed (other)book chapter book reviewmonograph (author) comment (journal)book review (other) monograph (editor) textbook BLOGGER
  20. 20. SERVICE 91% have performed at least 1 of Journal editor/ 38% these service associate editor activitiesManuscript/book 70% evaluator Journal article 79% referee 0% 100% BLOGGER
  21. 21. BLOG INSTANCES % publish to 2 or more blogs BLOGGER
  22. 22. MICROBLOGGING % do not tweet BLOGGER
  23. 23. BLOG HISTORY % first blog published to BLOGGER
  24. 24. BLOG AGE years mean blog age (57% between 5 to 8 years old)BLOG
  25. 25. IDENTITY 84 % 8% 13% Real name | Both | PseudonymBLOG
  26. 26. BLOGGING % update their blog 1+ times per week BLOGGER
  27. 27. BLOGGING % published a new post within the previous weekBLOG
  28. 28. POSTING % make all of their posts publicly available BLOGGER
  29. 29. POSTING posts Average posts per month (2,726 posts published August 1-31, 2010)BLOG
  30. 30. PRIMARY AUDIENCE Everyone else 8% students, family, friends, others General public 32% Colleagues and 61% professional peers 0% 100% BLOGGER
  31. 31. ENGAGEMENT % employ a post commenting feature BLOGGER
  32. 32. ENGAGEMENT % respond to comments BLOGGER
  33. 33. ENGAGEMENT % post comments to other blogs 1+ times per week BLOGGER
  34. 34. COMMENTS % of most recent posts had zero commentsBLOG
  35. 35. COMMENTSSo looked at postsfrom 1 year earlierBLOG
  36. 36. COMMENTS 2009 45% 40% 35% 30%POSTS 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% 0 1 2-3 4-5 6-10 11-19 ≥ 20 COMMENTSBLOG
  37. 37. RIGHTS & USE Copyright Statement (n=34) Creative Commons (n=13) % feature 1 or more statements or licensesBLOG
  38. 38. DISCLAIMERS Own opinion Notresponsible Advice % have an explicit or implicit disclaimer-style statementBLOG
  39. 39. COMMENT POLICYModeration Tone & languageCopyright & licenses % have an explicit or implicit comment policy or guidelinesBLOG
  40. 40. EDITING % edit posts after publication BLOGGER
  41. 41. … only 2 blogs includeda policy or statementBLOG
  42. 42. 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).
  43. 43. INVITATIONS % … to present BLOGGER
  44. 44. INVITATIONS % … to collaborate BLOGGER
  45. 45. INVITATIONS % … to serve BLOGGER
  46. 46. INVITATIONS % … to publish BLOGGER
  47. 47. conference proceedings essay.article.op-ed (other) book review book chapter peer-reviewed article book review (other) monograph (author) comment (journal) monograph (editor) textbookBLOGGER
  48. 48. SCHOLARY 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
  49. 49. PRESERVATION % preservation for public access & use into the indefinite future BLOGGER
  50. 50. BLOGGING OVER TIME About the same 35% Somewhat less 25% A lot less 17% Somewhat more 14% A lot more 8% BLOGGER
  51. 51. if?What 51/48
  52. 52. SADNESS RELIEF DOUBT ANGER C’EST LA VIE
  53. 53. Pretty bad. Devastated, both emotionally and professionally. Very sad.SADNESS RELIEF DOUBT ANGER C’EST LA VIE
  54. 54. I’d do something drastic [in response]. Mad as hell. Pretty peeved. Angry & upset.SADNESS RELIEF DOUBT ANGER C’EST LA VIE
  55. 55. 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
  56. 56. 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
  57. 57. It would take an extreme catastrophe. How would that happen?SADNESS RELIEF DOUBT ANGER C’EST LA VIE
  58. 58. next?What’s 59/48
  59. 59. THANKS TO …Dr. Helen R. TibboDr. Lynn Silipigni ConnawayDr. Jeffrey PomerantzPaul JonesDr. Richard MarcianoDr. Cal LeeDr. Deborah Barreau
  60. 60. 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
  61. 61. … AND THANK YOUCAROLYN HANKEmail: carolyn.hank@mcgill.caPhone: 514.398.4684Web: http://ils.unc.edu/~hcarolynSlideshow: QUESTIONS

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