Blogs as Venues for Scholarship

As the facilitators of the Blogging Research session at BlogOz attest there are many examples of blog posts contributing to research work which is subsequently written up in traditional research publications. A recent Wire Campus blog post by Andrea Foster gives a powerful example of a blogger being invited to be the second author of a paper as a result of his original ideas posted to his blog.

Blogs as venues for scholarship was presented at the ALA conference (see the excellent wiki) and raises the question of how to reference blog entries in a formal research paper. While mechanisms for referencing web pages already exist it seems to me that blog posts deserve a separate reference category of their own.

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About Michael Rees
Academic in IT interested in Web 2.0 and social media

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