Christina's LIS Rant

Please check out and comment on John’s post on Looking for Ideas for the Information Science Channel.

So far:

  • Information policy including open access, intellectual property, and gov’t openness
  • Information visualization
  • Information architecture
  • Publisher/publishing funding models: subscriptions, page charges, article charges
  • Information search strategies
  • Citations – importance of (for attribution? as a proxy for “quality”? not sure)
  • Digital preservation including data curation

Wow. I can’t speak for John, but I only feel 100% comfortable in one of those areas. The “voting” never closes – just hop over there and leave a comment when you think of something.

Comments

  1. #1 John Dupuis
    June 3, 2009

    Tell me about it. And it’s only getting worse.

  2. #2 oscar zoalaster
    June 3, 2009

    Citations

    The importance of having an accurate and complete citation so that the item can be found. Far too many professors insist on complete citations, which is certainly reasonable, but then when a student asks them for help they give the student an incomplete or even a wrong citation. I’ve seen wrong citations on the syllabus, and on lots of assignment sheets. If professors want students to care about citations the professor needs to do so to.

    And then there is the silly issue of why there are so many different citation styles…..

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