Monday, November 17, 2008

I am an example used in an academic paper to demonstrate that sometimes bloggers change their last names

Are Blogs Here to Stay?: An Examination of the Longevity and Currency of a Static List of Library and Information Science Weblogs
Kay Johnsona
Serials Review
Volume 34, Issue 3, September 2008, Pages 199-204
doi:10.1016/j.serrev.2008.06.009

The titles of some of the blogs changed slightly but were still easily identified as the same blog. Authors were consistent on personal blogs, but it was difficult to determine the author or blogmaster for institutional or cooperative blogs. In the case of the “Leddy Library News,” Mita Sen-Roy originally created the site. Now, it is updated by others at Leddy Library (University of Windsor, Ontario,Canada) under a different URL. [36] I found a link to Sen-Roy’s University of Windsor Webpage and discovered her name is now Mita Williams, and she is on leave until November 2009. [37]

4 comments:

S. said...

This is funny on so many levels...

K-O said...

I'm totally going to cite that:

Johnsona (2008) notes that Williams "on leave until November 2009" (204). This is a highly significant example of a librarian being away from the library, possibly to eat cheese.

Mita said...

Some peer review:


Johnsona (2008) notes that Williams "on leave until November 2009" (204). This is a highly significant example of an embiggened librarian being away from the library, possibly to eat cheese.

dee dub said...

this is hilarious...how did you stumble across it?