Daily Archives: April 25, 2007

Blogging and Preservation

All you librarians out there: take this survey!

Blogger Perceptions on Digital Preservation

What is the purpose of this study?
Since first emerging in the mid-1990s, weblogs, or blogs, have emerged as valuable records of current social and political events. This research study grew out of calls in the literature of information and library science to regard these new vehicles for communication and information dissemination as valuable additions to the human record. The purpose of this research is to survey bloggers’ own perceptions on digital preservation. It is hoped that the results of this study will inform development of recommendations for impacting stewardship of weblogs at the level of creation, and the development of strategies for capturing the content of blogs for perpetuity.

Anyone interested in library blogs should participate in this…plus, it’s being overseen by my Master’s Paper advisor, Paul Jones. :-)