Sunday, November 16, 2008

week 12

Creating the academic library folksonomy: Put social tagging to work at your institution
- This article looks at the uses of folksonomy (taxonomies created by 'ordinary folks') in academic libraries. Suggests it would be particularly helpful for students who use the internet without knowing what is reliable, and for those topics that are particularly modern.

Using a Wiki to Manage a Library Instruction Program
- Looks at the benefits of using a wiki in a library instruction program, allowing librarians to share files online. Librarians can share problems and handouts. Points out the idea of mentioning if a professor's assignments tend to not incorrect or incompatible with current library technology.

Weblogs
- Introduces the ideas of weblogs and the uses, as well as the software available (or rather an overview of it). Finally, implications of blogs in libraries are discussed. RSS uses (no longer have to physicaly visit the website). Reference blogs as an alternative to reference binders (easier to find new materials). Suggests using blogs for class projects (better in theory than reality in my experience).

Wikipedia Video
- The founder of wikipedia discusses the uses of wikipedia, the issue of neutrality vs truth, and controversy in articles (particularly bush vs kerry in 2004).

3 comments:

Lauren A. said...

I see a wiki in a whole new light after this course. At first I was a skeptic on their validity, but they are proving to be an invaluable tool for research.

Corrine W said...

I also see a Wiki in a whole new light. I am still getting used to it in my other course for the poster project. As difficult as it can seem at times, I sure would not want to create a cross country poster with out it.

As for blogs. This experience has been both good and not-so-good. Good theory, still seeds work

Jacqui Taylor said...

Do you all ever wonder what Joe McCarthy would have to say about all this internet business? How he would feel about wiki-craziness. Not to be totally off topic, but that's what your summary of the folksonomy article made me think of, Liz.