An example of blog plagiarism

Update 1st August 2010. It would appear that the blog post in question has been taken down. Although my post still appears on their blog index page for January.

A while ago I created a blog post around academic analytics and the Indicators project. The post can be found at this link. Shortly after I noticed that the Gilfus education group had a post that is almost word-for-word identical to mine, including references to David’s blog and the Indicators project. You can see their copy of my post here. A couple of days ago I sent the following email to the contact email address from their website. I’m still waiting for a response.

I note with concern, an article published on your website in January, 2010 titled “Academic Analytics: Data rich, information poor”. This article appears to be a word-for-word copy from my blog post with the same title which can be viewed at

Can you please either attribute this article appropriately, link to the article or remove it from your web site completely. Your prompt attention to this matter is appreciated.


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