Some blog followers may be interested in a recent discussion-list post of the above title [Hake (2009c). The abstract reads:
ABSTRACT: Jeffrey Young in his “Chronicle of Higher Education” report “Change or Die: Scholarly E-Mail Lists, Once Vibrant, Fight for Relevance,” investigated the validity of historian T. Mills Kelly's argument that the “time of scholarly e-mail lists has passed as professors migrate to blogs, wikis, Twitter, and social networks like Facebook.”
Young concludes, on the contrary, that email lists remain ”a key tool that just about everyone opens every day. As long as that's true, the trusty e-mail list will be valuable to scholars of all stripes.” Young's conclusion is consistent with:
(a) “Academic Discussion Lists: Faculty Lounges, Collective Short-Term Working Memories, Or Academic Journals?” [Hake (2009a)];
(b) “Over Two-Hundred Education & Science Blogs” [Hake (2009b)]; and
(c) "Over Sixty Academic Discussion Lists: List Addresses and URL's for Archives & Search Engines" [Hake (2007)]
I have copied Young's valuable essay into the OPEN! archives of AERA-L at http://tinyurl.com/l37toq.
To access the complete 24 kB post, please click on http://tinyurl.com/l37toq .
REFERENCES [Tiny URL's courtesy http://tinyurl.com/create.php.]
Hake, R.R. 2007. "Over Sixty Academic Discussion Lists: List Addresses and URL's for Archives & Search Engines," online at http://www.physics.indiana.edu/~hake/ADL-L.pdf (640 kB), or as ref. 49 at http://www.physics.indiana.edu/~hake . This will soon be updated so as to include TeamLearning-L, TrDev-L, the new address for TeachEdPsych, and a pointer to lists on H-Net. See the ADDENDUM for a critique of academic discussion lists.
Hake, R.R. 2009a. “Academic Discussion Lists: Faculty Lounges, Collective Short-Term Working Memories, or Academic Journals?” online at http://hakesedstuff.blogspot.com/2009/05/academic-discussion-lists-faculty.html with a provision for comments.
Hake, R.R. 2009b. “Over Two-Hundred Education & Science Blogs,” 30 March; online at http://www.physics.indiana.edu/~hake/Over200EdSciBlogsU.pdf (2.6 MB). The abstract is also at http://hakesedstuff.blogspot.com/2009/03/over-two-hundred-education-science.html with a provision for comments. (Please disregard the 67 SPAM "comments" (as of 18 Dec 2009) - one of the problems of the Blogosphere.)
Hake, R.R. 2009c. “Re: Change or Die: Scholarly E-Mail Lists, Once Vibrant, Fight for Relevance #2,” online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at http://tinyurl.com/l37toq. Post of 2 Jul 2009 17:28:53-0700 to AERA-L and on 2 Jul 2009 20:08:00 to Net-Gold.