I just finished writing up all of the results of the Survey of the Biblioblogosphere. The results have been broken down into four parts. Since I posted them in the order in which I wrote them, I thought I’d put links to them here for easier retrieval.
- Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Demographics
- Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Blog Demographics
- Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Attitudes and Behaviors
- Survey of the Biblioblogosphere: Why we blog
I hope you find the results as interesting as I do! And to those who participated, thanks again for giving us all a clearer picture of the “Biblioblogosphere”.
What do you find interesting about the results? I hope people will respond to the results — either on my blog or to their own blog — sharing their own observations and insights.
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[…] Information Wants To Be Free 前陣子針對圖書館網誌的 blogger 們做了一份問卷調查 (Survey of the Biblioblogosphere)，結果於今天公佈在網頁上了。調查結果分為四個部分: […]
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Walt Crawford hatte ja in einer der letzten Ausgaben von Cites and Insights eine Analyse der Biblioblogosphere angefangen. Meredith Farkas hat daraufhin eine Umfrage gestartet und stellt die Ergebnisse jetzt vor. Einige interessante Ergebnisse finden …
[…] Over at our game stands we have a special addition. Meredith Farkas at Information Wants to Be Free has completed her tour of collecting information from users at the “Guess your blog age or your blog weight” booth and has presented a variety of information to let us know more about the people found in the library blog world. Specifically, she presents us with 4 categories of information to look at (all worth mentioning): […]
Very interesting, Meredith. Ton of work too, I’ll bet. I wonder how this profile tracks against the general library community? Top of the head guesses: generally younger, generally more male, leaning toward academia.
As I was reading, I wondered if bloggers–especially those of us closer to 50 than 40 (just because of the amount of time we’ve worked) –have been more likely to adopt/try new stuff in our careers. For myself, I answer ‘yes’ and although not all my “trends” turned into permanent parts of library work, I learned a lot every time.
Esse tipo de ferramenta é verdadeiramente importante para sabermos se estamos agradando.
It was through Walt that I read this post.
[…] Back when I was doing that Survey of the Biblioblogosphere, I was part of another misunderstanding. When I created the survey, I had accidentally made a certain question mandatory. To answer this question, one had to have an MLS, and I had meant to make it optional so that library folks who didn’t have an MLS could just skip it. But as a result of my mistake, Walt Crawford couldn’t fill out the survey. I’m going to take a leap here and say that, based on what he’s written in the past, the whole “people with an MLS are the only REAL librarians” is a sore subject with Walt. Strangely enough, it’s actually a sore subject with me too. Before I got my MLS, I worked at a public library where the opinions of anyone who didn’t have an MLS (even if they’d worked at the library for 20 years) didn’t count for anything. I found that really offensive, and it is a feeling that hasn’t changed now that I do have an MLS. But Walt didn’t know all that. Walt just saw that I had excluded people without an MLS from my survey of the biblioblogosphere and it pissed him off. So he wrote some angry comments. As soon as I saw them, I fixed my mistake and explained to him that it was 100% accidental. And he apologized. It’s just another example of how, when we already have a certain sensitivity about an issue, we can infer meaning from people’s writings and actions that don’t really exist. He saw something sinister in an innocent mistake. […]