Blog Archives

Representing the Legacy of Paul Otlet

When we watched the Otlet documentary “The Man Who Wanted to Classify the World,” I was struck by the contrast between its tone and that of the Brainpickings blog post “The Birth of the Information Age” by Maria Popova that

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Knowledge Structures

Blockchains and Data Management: Worth the hype?

It seems like everyone is talking about blockchains these days, whether they’re promising lucrative futures in cryptocurrencies or claiming that blockchains will save the rainforest. But what are blockchains? And – more importantly for those of us taking Knowledge Organization

Tagged with: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Uncategorized

Most Americans – especially Millennials – say libraries can help them find reliable, trustworthy information

Americans struggle to determine what news and information sources they should trust and how to discern reliable information online. They worry that fake news is sowing confusion about current events. And many express a desire to get help. About six-in-ten

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Libraries

In the war on fake news, school librarians have a huge role to play

Some of you may have heard of the recent controversy surrounding Facebook’s “top stories” function promoting misleading, sloppily reported, or even completely made up news stories. Concern has escalated following the election, with many citing the exchange of falsified news

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Knowledge Structures, Library

Collections as Data: Stewardship and Use Models to Enhance Access

The rise of accessible digital collections coupled with the development of tools for processing and analyzing data has enabled researchers to create new models of scholarship and inquiry. The Library of Congress will stream “Collections as Data: Stewardship and Use

Tagged with: ,
Posted in Library

by Hugh McLeod

Follow LIS 653 Knowledge Organization on WordPress.com
Pratt Institute School of Information