SCHOLARS IN THE     BLOGOSPHEREBLOGS, THE SCHOLARLY RECORD & IMPLICATIONS FOR PRESERVATION                     Dr. Carolyn...
03   Motivations          04   Research Questions          07   Methods          11   Findings          35   Discussion02 ...
MOTIVATIONS      30 September 200503 | 35
RESEARCH QUESTIONS          How do scholars who          blog perceive their blog          in relation to their          c...
RESEARCH QUESTIONS          How do scholars who          blog perceive their blog          in relation to long-term       ...
RESEARCH QUESTIONS          What blog characteristics          impact preservation?          What blogger behaviours      ...
UNITS & DATA SOURCES            Questionnaires    BLOGS            Interviews BLOGGERS   Blog Analysis07 | 35
QUESTIONNAIRES        RR 1: QI: 63% | QII: 46% | QI/II: 52%Completed sample: 153 respondentsOutcome rates derived from Int...
INTERVIEWS  24 semi-structured  phone interviews72 (47%) of QI & QII respondents expressed interest 09 | 35
BLOG ANALYSIS      Coded 93 blogs                      Authorship                      Blog Elements & Features57 to 63 In...
RESPONDENT PROFILE          Hold a          doctorate          (63%)11 | 35
RESPONDENT PROFILE          Male          (78%)12 | 35
RESPONDENT PROFILE          Post-          secondary          faculty          (74%)13 | 35
RESPONDENT PROFILE          Tenured          (78%)14 | 35
RESPONDENT PROFILE          Avg. age          is 45          (Range 25 to 70)15 | 35
RESPONDENT PROFILE          Avg.          professional          age is 15          (Range 0 to 39)16 | 35
RESPONDENT PROFILE          Established          publication          & service          history17 | 35
RESPONDENT PROFILE          Publish to          just 1 blog          (58%)18 | 35
BLOG PROFILE  Avg. blog age  is 4.5 years old  (range 1 to 8)19 | 35
QUESTION ONE                              Public 100%                              Allows use and                         ...
QUESTION TWO                            Preservation                                         Preferences Personal access/u...
QUESTION TWO   Preservation                Perceptions22 | 35
QUESTION (2)   Preservation                Perceptions23 | 35
QUESTION TWO                                                           DoomsdaySADNESS                                    ...
QUESTION TWO                                                                Preservation                                  ...
QUESTION THREE          Dynamic, Changing    Co-producer Dependencies           Understandability              Versioning ...
QUESTION THREE          BLOGS       BLOGGERS          55        of most                  %   55       %                   ...
QUESTION THREE95% edit posts after publication                 Spelling & grammatical errors                 Rephrasing   ...
QUESTION THREE                             Most                                          Recent                           ...
QUESTION THREE50% check for permissionsbefore publishing content at leasthalf the time.30 | 35
QUESTION THREE               Rights   51 %     37 %        14 %    none      text      Creative           statement   Comm...
QUESTION THREE80% of blogs in the blog analysissample archived to the InternetArchive Wayback Machine32 | 35
QUESTION THREE50% of law cluster blogs (n=12)archived at Library of Congress’Legal Blawgs Web Archive33 | 35
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Thanks to ...   Dr. Helen R. Tibbo                 Dr. Lynn Silipigni Connaway                 Dr. Jeffre...
And thank you. CAROLYN HANK Email: carolyn.hank@mcgill.ca Phone: 514.398.4684 Web: http://ils.unc.edu/~hcarolyn           ...
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(Feb 2011) Scholars in the Blogosphere: Blogs, the Scholarly Record, and Implications for Preservation

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Event: Guest lecture in Ross Harvey's LIS 531W: Digital Stewardship, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Simmons College, February 24, 2011.

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(Feb 2011) Scholars in the Blogosphere: Blogs, the Scholarly Record, and Implications for Preservation

  1. 1. SCHOLARS IN THE BLOGOSPHEREBLOGS, THE SCHOLARLY RECORD & IMPLICATIONS FOR PRESERVATION Dr. Carolyn Hank carolyn.hank@mcgill.ca Asst. Professor School of Information Studies McGill University Simmons – GSLIS LIS 531W: Digital Stewardship 24 February 2011
  2. 2. 03 Motivations 04 Research Questions 07 Methods 11 Findings 35 Discussion02 | 35 agenda
  3. 3. MOTIVATIONS 30 September 200503 | 35
  4. 4. RESEARCH QUESTIONS How do scholars who blog perceive their blog in relation to their cumulative scholarly record?04 | 35
  5. 5. 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?05 | 35
  6. 6. RESEARCH QUESTIONS What blog characteristics impact preservation? What blogger behaviours impact preservation?06 | 35
  7. 7. UNITS & DATA SOURCES Questionnaires BLOGS Interviews BLOGGERS Blog Analysis07 | 35
  8. 8. QUESTIONNAIRES RR 1: QI: 63% | QII: 46% | QI/II: 52%Completed sample: 153 respondentsOutcome rates derived from Internet surveys of specifically named persons fromthe American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR, 2009) 08 | 35
  9. 9. INTERVIEWS 24 semi-structured phone interviews72 (47%) of QI & QII respondents expressed interest 09 | 35
  10. 10. BLOG ANALYSIS Coded 93 blogs Authorship Blog Elements & Features57 to 63 Indicators Rights & Disclaimers Authority & Audience (on/off blog) Blog Publishing Activity Post Features Archiving 10 | 35
  11. 11. RESPONDENT PROFILE Hold a doctorate (63%)11 | 35
  12. 12. RESPONDENT PROFILE Male (78%)12 | 35
  13. 13. RESPONDENT PROFILE Post- secondary faculty (74%)13 | 35
  14. 14. RESPONDENT PROFILE Tenured (78%)14 | 35
  15. 15. RESPONDENT PROFILE Avg. age is 45 (Range 25 to 70)15 | 35
  16. 16. RESPONDENT PROFILE Avg. professional age is 15 (Range 0 to 39)16 | 35
  17. 17. RESPONDENT PROFILE Established publication & service history17 | 35
  18. 18. RESPONDENT PROFILE Publish to just 1 blog (58%)18 | 35
  19. 19. BLOG PROFILE Avg. blog age is 4.5 years old (range 1 to 8)19 | 35
  20. 20. QUESTION ONE Public 100% Allows use and exchange 94% Part of the scholarlyrecord 80% Subject to critical review 68%Association of Research Braxton, J.M., Luckey, W.,Libraries (1986). & Helland, P. (2002).20 | 35
  21. 21. QUESTION TWO Preservation Preferences 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%21 | 35
  22. 22. QUESTION TWO Preservation Perceptions22 | 35
  23. 23. QUESTION (2) Preservation Perceptions23 | 35
  24. 24. QUESTION TWO DoomsdaySADNESS Scenario“Pretty bad;” “Very bad;” “Sad;” “Pretty sad;” “Panicked;”“Devastated, both emotionally and professionally.”ANGER“Mad as hell;” “Pretty peeved;” “Pretty angry;” “Angry and upset;” “Frustrated;”I’d do something drastic [in response] (i.e., legal action).RELIEF“I don’t have to do it anymore;” “I get half an hour of my life back.”C’EST LA VIE“Pour another cup of coffee and get back to work;” “Probably have a drink andforget about it;” “Not welcomed but not tragic … I’d get over it;” “Drop out of theblogosphere until something else comes along.”DOUBT“How would that happen?;” “It would take an extreme catastrophe;”“Hard to believe lost and unrecoverable.”24 | 35
  25. 25. QUESTION TWO Preservation Priorities Works-in- progress Scientific & Book Scholarly Reviews Research Books Books Traditional Books Peer- Publications Books Reviewed Dissertations Publications Law review Published & Theses Self- articles Papers Peer- Class Reviewed Lab Publications Published Select Blogs Papers Publications Notebooks Monographs Blog Posts Journal Pedagogical Filter articles Books Informal Blogs Blogs Research & Tools Journal Teaching Journal Publications Blogs Filter articles materials Teaching articles Blogs Blogs Blogs Journal materials Blogs Email Blogs Blogs articles Journal Blogs Blogs articles Journal Journal Personnel Blogs articles articles Communications Blogs HIGHER LOWER25 | 35
  26. 26. QUESTION THREE Dynamic, Changing Co-producer Dependencies Understandability Versioning Rights and Use Some “Archiving” Activity26 | 35
  27. 27. QUESTION THREE BLOGS BLOGGERS 55 of most % 55 % update their recent posts blog published several ≤ 3 days times a week27 | 35
  28. 28. QUESTION THREE95% edit posts after publication Spelling & grammatical errors Rephrasing Remove incorrect info Published before ready29% delete posts afterpublication Duplicate post “Post regret” Too sensitive or revealing28 | 35
  29. 29. QUESTION THREE Most Recent PostText 99% Links 82% (avg. 5) Photos 16% 544 total words 79 quoted words Other image elements 16%465 original words Comments 57%29 | 35
  30. 30. QUESTION THREE50% check for permissionsbefore publishing content at leasthalf the time.30 | 35
  31. 31. QUESTION THREE Rights 51 % 37 % 14 % none text Creative statement Commons Other Policies31 | 35
  32. 32. QUESTION THREE80% of blogs in the blog analysissample archived to the InternetArchive Wayback Machine32 | 35
  33. 33. QUESTION THREE50% of law cluster blogs (n=12)archived at Library of Congress’Legal Blawgs Web Archive33 | 35
  34. 34. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Thanks to ... Dr. Helen R. Tibbo Dr. Lynn Silipigni Connaway Dr. Jeffrey Pomerantz Paul Jones Dr. Richard Marciano Dr. Songphan Choemprayong Laura ShebleThanks for ... Beta Phi Mu 2010 Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship34 | 35
  35. 35. And thank you. CAROLYN HANK Email: carolyn.hank@mcgill.ca Phone: 514.398.4684 Web: http://ils.unc.edu/~hcarolyn Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial- No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-The end nd/3.0/us/

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