Bloggership, or is publishing a blog scholarship? A survey of academic librarians

Bloggership, or is publishing a blog scholarship? A survey of academic librarians Purpose – The aim of this paper is to gauge how academic libraries treat publishing a blog. Design/methodology/approach – As blogging becomes more popular, the question arises as to whether it should count as scholarship or a creative activity in academic promotion and tenure. To find out, the author sent a link to a questionnaire to several e‐mail lists, inviting academic librarians to answer a short survey. Findings – In total, 73.9 percent of respondents indicated that their institution expects them to engage in scholarly activities and/or publish scholarly articles, 53.6 percent indicated that their performance review committees do not weigh a blog the same as an article published in a peer‐reviewed journal. Research limitations/implications – As technology changes, policies will need to change. Practical implications – Libraries may need to adapt to new forms of scholarship. Electronic scholarship needs a mechanism for peer‐review. Originality/value – The paper is original – the author did not find any other surveys regarding blogging as scholarship in the library literature. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Library Hi Tech Emerald Publishing

Bloggership, or is publishing a blog scholarship? A survey of academic librarians

Library Hi Tech, Volume 28 (3): 8 – Sep 7, 2010

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0737-8831
DOI
10.1108/07378831011076701
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Abstract

Purpose – The aim of this paper is to gauge how academic libraries treat publishing a blog. Design/methodology/approach – As blogging becomes more popular, the question arises as to whether it should count as scholarship or a creative activity in academic promotion and tenure. To find out, the author sent a link to a questionnaire to several e‐mail lists, inviting academic librarians to answer a short survey. Findings – In total, 73.9 percent of respondents indicated that their institution expects them to engage in scholarly activities and/or publish scholarly articles, 53.6 percent indicated that their performance review committees do not weigh a blog the same as an article published in a peer‐reviewed journal. Research limitations/implications – As technology changes, policies will need to change. Practical implications – Libraries may need to adapt to new forms of scholarship. Electronic scholarship needs a mechanism for peer‐review. Originality/value – The paper is original – the author did not find any other surveys regarding blogging as scholarship in the library literature.

Journal

Library Hi TechEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 7, 2010

Keywords: Academic libraries; Communication; Career development; Academic staff; Internet

References

  • Weblogs – are you serious?
    Clyde, L.

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