Monthly Archive: March 2012

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Blogportale hier und da (a tribute to Mareike König)

Ein Thema, das alle Beiträge der Weblog-Konferenz soweit durchzieht, ist wohl die Frage nach der Qualitätssicherung. Wissenschaftliche Standards wie peer-review lassen sich bei Blogs wohl nicht realisieren und ich glaube, genau insofern ist es wichtig, die Funktion der wissenschaftlichen Blogportale zu definieren. Marc Scheloske unterstreicht die Rolle der  Blogportale für den Wissenschaftler, um an das Publikum heranzukommen, sich zu vernetzen. Er liefert das Rezept, gibt die statistische Menge an Blogposts an, die nötig ist, um erfolgreich zu sein (mindestens einmal die Woche, 2/3 Mal ist besser). Das Einzige, was mir offensichtlich noch fehlt, um mit meinem Blog erfolgreich zu sein,...

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Scholarly blogging on scholarly blogging Part One

When I finally managed to get off the hypnotic fixation on the twitterwall, I realised that Cornelius Puschmann was trying to sort out the writing process of scholarly blogs. There are, of course, ways of putting up objective functions of scholarly writing. I find the three main functions he lists (taking notes, publishing results, doing PR-work) make sense. But on the other hand you seldom write for one reason, one adressee. You always somehow write for yourself and for yourself to be read. The question of the relationship between blogger and readers is at the heart of the next paper....

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Beyond Virtual and Real

So it is raining in Munich, day before the big bloggers’ meeting.  My feelings are mixed. What I thought would be a relatively confidential conference turns out to be an event with over hundred participants – all likely to be listening to the talks and blogging and twitting at the same time; this will be one of the loudest silences ever. On the other hand, I am granting myself a break from a daily work that has gone beyond humanity, so I should really be, mainly, enjoying this. And I am, too. To begin with, I had a Sencha Tea...

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Size matters

The website of the digital edition already looks pretty good, but I still cannot publish the link as long as the partners have not agreed on the way they are presented. And more important, on the way their manuscripts are presented. Plus, the search engine is still not installed. So, really, for you as a user, there is not much to see. As a project manager and having invested almost all of my money of the past year  in this edition, it is a relief to see how professional it looks, even if some major aspects are still not clear...