Category Archives: INF 506 Social Networking for Information Professionals

OLJ/ Evaluative Statement

Part A: Evaluative Statement: Bobish (2010) states that in a recent survey ‘ 84% of teacher librarians used Web 2.0 tools to facilitate delivery of content  but only 38% of these same librarians were using the tools to actively illustrate … Continue reading

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The Line Blurs

Where does one’s online life end and one’s real life begin? Tufecki as cited in Ingram(2011) says ‘our online lives are becoming inextricably linked with our offline one.’ My Second Life (SL) experience was transformational. It exposed me to an environment … Continue reading

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A Shift to Social

My first experience of Delicious was in 2008, when my school used it to collect, organise and share relevant websites with students and staff. Teachers tagged, students clicked. However, after a year of using it, folksonomy had reared its ugly head. Mathes (as … Continue reading

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Social Media

Social media breathes new life into information, in how it is created, shared and regenerated. Web 2.0 is the participatory web. It has changed how information is delivered and received. It is no longer a few creating and publishing for … Continue reading

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To Infinity and Beyond!

Libraries ‘are about something deeper, about information, about access to knowledge, about providing a public space where citizens can interact with each other, all within the context of an exchange of knowledge. Libraries are at the core of our understanding … Continue reading

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Identity, Privacy, Security and Trust

Your online self is effectively ubiquitous (Pearson, 2009). For both the individual and organisation the message is clear, be informed. Forty two percent of surveyed respondents always or often use the same password when registering at a website (De Rosa, … Continue reading

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The 4 Cs – Collaboration, Conversation, Community and Content Creation

Arizona State University (ASU) libraries employs a webpage aptly named librarychannel to communicate with its patrons. A synonym for ‘channel’ (noun) is network and as a verb, it is guide. This sums up the purpose of the website, to network … Continue reading

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