February 26, 2010 is the second anniversary of ABlawg. To mark this occasion, we are interested in hearing from our readers about the impact and usefulness of ABlawg.Here are some of the questions on which we would appreciate receiving feedback:
• Are you a subscriber to ABlawg?
• How often do you read ABLawg?
• Have you used ABlawg posts in your work? How?
• Are you aware of ABlawg posts that have been cited by a court, in a legal argument, in an academic article or in another blog post? Please provide details.
• Has ABlawg assisted you in understanding the law in a particular area?
• Have you posted a comment to an ABlawg post? Why or why not?
• How does ABlawg compare with other blogs that you may subscribe to?
• What can we do to improve ABlawg?
We are carrying out this assessment in order to assess the impact of ABlawg and to assess whether it is worth continuing to commit resources to this project (we think it is!). We may also use the feedback to support an application for resources to fund the continuation of ABlawg.
It is possible that in the future we may undertake more formal research on blogging and its contribution to legal research and public legal education through, for example a questionnaire (which would require ethics approval) but at this stage we are principally interested in assessing the impact and usefulness of ABlawg.
We welcome responses to these questions and other thoughts on ABlawg as comments to this post (just hit the “Post a comment” link below). Alternatively, you may submit your responses in confidence to the address below, either by post or email.
Thanks for reading.
Associate Dean Research and ABlawg Coordinator
Faculty of Law
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW