Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Freshness

Looks at first glance that most of the blogs are actually quite "fresh" - i.e. they have a post in the last 3 months, if not this month or even this week.

At least this criterion filters out pretty much all of the abandonned blogs. Maybe a stricter criterion or a random sample is needed to ensure feasibility. My time will be limited once I start work next month.

I'm beginning to lean towards using the same kind of scheme as Lee and Bates' paper, since that seems to be a pretty acceptable technique, even in a PhD paper. As long as I am applying their technique to a new dataset, a new geographical area and a new sector, I think I am very much producing something original.

4 comments:

University of Greenwich Library News said...

BiblioBlogResearcher if you need to know about any other blogs, I've just moved jobs to work at the University of Greenwich where I've created a library news blog which can be viewed at: http://uoglibrary.blogspot.com/

I previously created 2 blogs in my previous job at the University of East London. They are: http://uellibraryava.blogspot.com/ and http://uellibrary.blogspot.com/ A colleague of mine also created a blog for the School of Computing & Technology at http://www.uellibraryscot.blogspot.com/

Nadine Edwards

BiblioBlogResearcher said...

Thank you, Nadine!

Cait said...

Hi Biblioblogresearcher,

As well as the 'new dataset, a new geographical area and a new sector', you are also applying it to a new time, which is very interesting, as blogs have come a long way even in the 2 years since the Lee and Bates study, both in their uptake by libraries and in the features they now include.
Caitriona.

BiblioBlogResearcher said...

Thank you for that important point, Cait.

I've been noticing in the literature I reviewed today that the field is moving really quickly, and it seems that in the UK, especially, my particular population has grown up in the last couple of years!