Tag Archives: Internet

Digital Inequality Is Still Alive And Well

I recently saw a comment that the Digital Divide is not just about hardware or physical access to the Internet. I found myself wholeheartedly agreeing with that statement. Those of us on the front line, dealing with patrons and computers … Continue reading

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Adventures in the Twitterverse

I finally took the plunge. I am now on Twitter. It turns out that the reasons I was avoiding Twitter for so long were completely valid. It is a terrible time sink for me! There is a constant stream of … Continue reading

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Pinterest

I received my invitation to join Pinterest this morning and have spent far too much time already exploring this tool. It’s a social bookmarking site based around images. Think of it as the digital, online equivalent of a giant cork … Continue reading

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Putting a Site to the Test

Part 3 of my series on Digital Literacy Now, let’s apply the principles of website evaluation that I discussed last time: C-Currency, R-Relevance, A-Authority, A-Accuracy, P-Purpose. Suppose you are doing research on nanotechnology in medicine and find the website for … Continue reading

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All Websites Are Not Created Equal

Or Can I Trust This Website? Part 2 This is the second in my series of posts on information literacy. Evaluating websites is a similar process to evaluating the quality of any information source. I’m not always a fan of … Continue reading

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Can I Trust This Website?

This is the first in a series of posts about what librarians like to call information literacy. Simply put, that is how to find high quality answers to your questions. Naturally, my focus will be on digital literacy. On July … Continue reading

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The Digital Divide

Every time I hear how we are moving to a completely digital world where actual print books will be obsolete, it generates two major concerns for me. One is what happens to all of the print material that never gets … Continue reading

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Petition to Mother Nature

Please, no more disasters! What an eventful month! After a hectic summer in which it seemed every time I got caught up, something else happened to set me back again, I was really looking forward to my three week break … Continue reading

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