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Presentation on January 9, 2013 at CurateGear 2013 (Chapel Hill NC)

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  • 1. DISPATCHES FROM BLOG PURGATORY CAROLYN HANK [email protected] 2013: ENABLING THE CURATION OF DIGITAL COLLECTIONS JANUARY 9, 2013 | CHAPEL HILL NC
  • 2. 2006-20081 GENERAL BLOGGERS QUESTIONNAIRES n=223 SNOWBALL SAMPLINGSheble, L., Choemprayong, S., & Hank. C. (2007). Preservation in context: Survey of blogging behaviors. In Proceedings of the Third International Digital Curation Conference. Edinburgh: Digital Curation Centre.
  • 3. 2009-20112 SCHOLAR BLOGGERS (ACTIVE) BLOG n=93 QUESTIONNAIRES INTERVIEWS BLOGGER n=153 BLOG ANALYSIS HISTORY, ECONOMICS, LAW, BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY & PHYSICS Hank. C. (2011). Scholars and their blogs: Characteristics, preferences, and perceptions impacting digital preservation (Doctoral dissertation). ProQuest Dissertations & Theses database (UMI No. 3456270).
  • 4. 2009-20112 SCHOLAR BLOGGERS (ACTIVE) SELECT FINDING: Found that active scholar bloggers perceive their blogs as positively impacting their scholarly lives, and contributing to invitations to publish, present and collaborate
  • 5. 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% 2 SCHOLAR BLOGGERS
  • 6. 2009-20112 SCHOLAR BLOGGERS (ACTIVE) SELECT FINDING: Further, most viewed their blogs as part of their scholarly record, with an interest in preserving their blogs. Most took some action to save their blog, in whole or in part.
  • 7. 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, Luckey, & Helland (2002)2 SCHOLAR BLOGGERS
  • 8. PRESERVATION % preservation for public access & use into the indefinite future2 SCHOLAR BLOGGERS
  • 9. SAVING Subscription services Export tools Personal back-upsDocument/text files Via syndication services % Purposefully save entire blog via an archiving service or independently 2 SCHOLAR BLOGGERS
  • 10. SERVICESSubscription to web or blog archiving or back-up service examples: BACKUPIFY BLOGBACKUPR BACKUPMYBLOG INTERNET ARCHIVE LOCs LEGAL BLAWGS ARCHIVE2 SCHOLAR BLOGGERS
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  • 12. What about those blogsthat are no longerpublished to but stillpublicly available?
  • 13. 2009-20112 SCHOLAR BLOGGERS (ACTIVE) BLOG ELIGIBILITY (644) PUBLICLY AVAILABLE = 570 (86%) PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH = 544 (84%) KNOWLEDGE OR PERSONAL BLOG = 498 (77%) TIME-STAMPED POSTS = 496 (77%) ACTIVELY PUBLISHED TO = 271 (42%) AT LEAST 1 YEAR OLD = 231(36%) IDENTIFIERS (RE: AUTHORSHIP) = 208 (32%)
  • 14. 2009-20112 SCHOLAR BLOGGERS (ACTIVE)INELIGIBLE BLOG ... Available but not actively % published to in previous left no message behind 3 months on where they went or (n=156) if they will be back etc.
  • 15. 2012-PRESENT3 SCHOLAR BLOGGERS (INACTIVE) BLOGX BLOG ANALYSIS n=909 N=1779 no new posts > 3 months HUMANITIES, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SCIENCES, PROF. & USEFUL ARTSHank. C., & Lent, A.R. (2012). Dispatches from blog purgatory: Final messages from scholars inactive blogs.#Influence12: Symposium & workshop on measuring influence on social media. Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 16. 2012-PRESENT3 SCHOLAR BLOGGERS (INACTIVE) 556 ACTIVE BLOGS (61%) 353 (39%) INACTIVE BLOGS currently published no new posts a note tacked to the door?230 NONE (65%) 77 (22%) LAST POST ONLY 46 (13%) 2ND OR 3RD
  • 17. 2012-PRESENT 2011-PRESENT3 SCHOLAR BLOGGERS (INACTIVE) THE END IS HERE This blog has completed its mission. I will leave the blog up for whatever value it has. And I thank those of you who have commented and sent encouraging support. Now, it is my aim to have more time to paint and write.
  • 18. 2012-PRESENT3 SCHOLAR BLOGGERS (INACTIVE) IM STILL HERE ... at any rate, Im not ready to throw in the towel, despite a year of not blogging here. Ive gotten too much out of it - great friends, even my current job - to quit just yet. The question is: How do I get the motivation back?
  • 19. 2012-PRESENT3 SCHOLAR BLOGGERS (INACTIVE) ILL BE BACK [AUG 2012] Im shocked by how long its been since Ive posted on here. Ive put up a few posts over at ... since I stopped posting here, but not many. Im posting this to say that Ill soon be back! (2nd to most recent post: June 15, 2010) This site is under construction and will be until I stop being lazy.
  • 20. 2012-PRESENT3 SCHOLAR BLOGGERS (INACTIVE) SEE YOU LATER just not here Ive begun to feel like this blog is less and less suited to my day-to-day activities. Rather than try to force it to fit, Ive decided to build something new.
  • 21. 2012-PRESENT3 SCHOLAR BLOGGERS (INACTIVE) AP