Researchers at UNC Chapel Hill are conducting a survey on blogger's perceptions on digital preservation - specifically of blogs and their content and layout. Took about 12 minutes for me to fill out the survey, and I found some of the questions quite interesting. I think there's a potential business opportunity here depending on how the answers shake out. How much would you be willing to spend to make sure your blog's content was preserved? How much would you be willing to chip in to ensure everyone else's content was preserved? ;-)
What is the purpose of this study?
Since first emerging in the mid-1990s, weblogs, or blogs, have emerged as valuable records of current social and political events. This research study grew out of calls in the literature of information and library science to regard these new vehicles for communication and information dissemination as valuable additions to the human record. The purpose of this research is to survey bloggers’ own perceptions on digital preservation. It is hoped that the results of this study will inform development of recommendations for impacting stewardship of weblogs at the level of creation, and the development of strategies for capturing the content of blogs for perpetuity.
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