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Sometimes dissertations have an image of being dated and irrelevant. Sometines they’re amazingly up-to-date and interesting. You just never know.
My favourite dissertation is Donna Brockmeyer’s about the passion of librarianship. She published it later as a book called On Sibyl’s Shoulders: Seeking Soul in Library Leadership. You can buy it here. I loved it. (Ego alert: I and a bunch of my friends and colleagues are in it.)
This week I can alert you to two recent dissertations on blogging.
The esteemed Michael Stephens from Tame The Web blog has an excerpt from his PhD dissertation here. This is segment is called “Librarian – Why Do You Blog?” I know more will follow.
Leslie T. Crang has posted his Masters Dissertation in full entitled Blogging and Libraries (An evaluation and impact of social media On libraries) September 2007here and here and the PDF (81 pages).
Anyway, who says library research isn’t topical and modern?

Posted on: September 23, 2007, 9:28 pm Category: Uncategorized

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  1. thanks very much for the comment. I hope you enjoy it.