Librarians and information scientists blogosphere: An overview

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Abstract

Blogging, though a relatively new phenomenon, has already gained greatly in popularity, and blogs have become an essential information channel in the Web 2.0 information world. A survey conducted by the Pew/Internet American Life Project (2006) found that 8% of the 120 million internet users in the USA keep a blog, and 39% of users reported reading blogs. These data reveal an increase from a previous Pew/Internet American Life Project (2005) survey, in which only 7% of users reported writing a blog and 27% said they read blogs.With the growing importance of blogs in our information world, the current research would like to present an overview of library and information science (LIS) blogoshere, focusing on different aspects: LIS professional literature; nature, development and prevailing tendencies in LIS blogosphere; the phenomena of tagging and folksonomies in the LIS blogosphere; and an attempt to understand comments written by readers of LIS blogs. The overview findings are important to those who are interested in blogs. It may cause them to better understand and explore the phenomenon of blogosphere and to better exploit the information assigned in the blogs. © 2010 Nova Science Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2010

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