Durch einen Tipp von Tobi bin ich auf die Studie von Harley, Diane, Acord, Sophia Krzys, Earl-Novell, Sarah, Lawrence, Shannon, & King, C. Judson gestossen, die sehr interessante Hinweise auch fÃ¼r Web 2.0-Technologien in unterschiedlichen Bereichen der Wissenschafts gibt. Hier einige lose AuszÃ¼ge, die mir wichtig erscheinen:
Personal websites are ubiquitous, even if used only to post a short bio or C.V. Some scholars also post course lists, working papers, and links to published papers. Blogs, RSS feeds, wikis, Twitter, etc., were not cited as common ways in which scholars broadcast and receive information. Listservs, seminars, and conferences were cited as important for finding out about new developments in a field and for seeking feedback on new ideas.
Graduate students were mentioned by some tenured scholars as essential sources of new information; others lamented that they rarely were. Itâ€™s worth noting that scholars are resourceful.
Auch Blogs kommen nicht viel besser weg:
Among most of our interviewees, blogs were simply off the radar as a source of scholarship and are generally viewed as a waste of time because they are not peer reviewed. â€œYou have to have some standards! How in the hell are you going to judge the quality of whatâ€™s on a blog?â€ â€œ…who has the time! There have to be some filters!â€ There was, however, limited mention of â€œgoodâ€ blogs in economics, astrophysics, political science, archaeology, and history (that often serve simply as more sophisticated versions of the subject listserv and are used in much the same way: for finding out about new developments or events in a field and for making general announcements). But again,
the particular scholars we interviewed generally said they do not spend time following them (even those who maintain their own blogs). A number of faculty mentioned reading blogs related to a topic of their research (e.g., a historian consulting a blog about a particular branch of science or a political scientist consulting a well-known economics blog in preparation for an interview with a media outlet). (S. 13)
Als Rat fÃ¼r Nachwuchswissenschaftler geben sie dann auch folgenden, den ich hier auch mal besonders hervorhebe:
The advice given to pre-tenure scholars was quite consistent across all fields: focus on publishing in the right venues and avoid spending too much time on public engagement, committee work, writing op-ed pieces, developing websites, blogging, and other non-traditional forms of electronic dissemination (including courseware). (S. 8.)
Eigentlich sehr deprimierend …. wann schaffen wir eine VerÃ¤nderung in der Organisation Wissenschaft?
Quelle: Harley, Diane, Acord, Sophia Krzys, Earl-Novell, Sarah, Lawrence, Shannon, & King, C. Judson. (2010). Assessing the Future Landscape of Scholarly Communication: An Exploration of Faculty Values and Needs in Seven Disciplines. UC Berkeley: Center for Studies in Higher Education.