In particular, they are looking to gather some information about what librarians hope to get out of reading the site. The question is: how does the content on ScienceBlogs help you in your role as a librarian?
You can send your thoughts to editorial at scienceblogs dot com or just leave it as a comment here.
I’m a science librarian so I have a couple of information needs in my work. First of all, I need to understand science and where it’s going. New developments, new discoveries, important trends.
Second of all, I need to understand scientists and their culture. How do scientists do their work, how do they find the information they need to do that work, what issues obsess them and what needs drive them. I need to know what’s happening with trends in scholarly publishing and how that’s affecting scientists. In particular, I need to understand how open access and open science plays into all this and what arguments both proponents and opponents are using. This kind of information will help me understand my users better and help them with their information needs as well as to be a more effective advocate for openness on my campus.
ScienceBlogs helps me with those information needs.
(Christina has also asked the question.)