Blogs as Interfaces between Several Worlds A Case Study of the Swedish Academic Blogosphere

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Abstract

The purpose of this article is to examine the use of blogs as tools in scholarly communication practice. The article is based on a case study of the Swedish academic blogosphere. It starts with an overview of earlier research about blogs which is followed by a presentation of earlier research on scholarly communication practice. Disciplinary differences regarding the use of ICTs are considered specifically. Sixty-seven Swedish academic blogs are investigated using content analysis, supplemented by a webometric study of the same material. The results indicate agreement across disciplines regarding the use of blogs as tools. One conclusion is that blogs do not replace a previous form of communication, but function as distinct interfaces between four arenas: the university, the research field, the general public, and private life.

Detaljer

Författare
  • Sara Kjellberg
Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)1-45
TidskriftHuman IT
Volym10
Utgåva nummer3
StatusPublished - 2009
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

Relaterad forskningsoutput

Kjellberg, S., 2010, Lunds universitet. 226 s.

Forskningsoutput: AvhandlingDoktorsavhandling (sammanläggning)

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