Communication

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reluctant blogger?

University of Oklahoma professor Doc Martens asked me (Michelle) to pinch hit at the Oklahoma Library Association annual convention this past Wednesday. The topic of the panel discussion was open source software, i.e. OSS. I was the clean-up batter, and my mission was to summarize my conversion from an open source technophobe to an open source/open access evangelist.

2.0 phenomenon

David Gurteen has cleverly explained the 2.0 phenomenon in a powerpoint and chart comparing "World 1.0 and 2.0".  Following is a summary of information offered by the ACRL

What about Web 2.0?

Communicating on the web...

Thanks to Scott Karp and Publishing 2.0, anyone who has any hesitancy or wonderment about the 21st century journalist can now be FULLY informed!

This is NOT helvetica

This is: 

Go see it!

Run, do not walk. EVERY communication and information and knowledge advocate should.

Is web 2.0 communication? Can it be?

Today started out like most Mondays. You know, "Monday Monday"...

The one bright spot was taking a break to support a fellow colleague at the ACRL-OK conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her (Linda Summers) poster presentation on libraries and blogging as a way to COMMUNICATE with patrons caught the eye and attention of keynote speaker David Silver.

Old school or new? Memorize or retrieve?

I'm struggling. Which is most important for a fifth-grader:  1.) to carry in one's head the obscure facts that unlike the Cherokee Indians, the Iroquois lived in longhouses and ate roots or  2.) to aquire the skill to evaluate and select authoritative online information  from websites like http://www.nativeamericans.com/ in order to access that type of information when needed?

Metacrap happens

Today has been a surreal experience about metadata, classification and cataloging... basically how we find information or enable information to be found so we can use it. (Isn't that just another way to define communication?)

"Communication" is often lost in a "to do" list

The word "communication" seems an unusual thread for an entire 2-day symposium addressing the latest research and methods for a combined knowledge and project management initiative. I'm never sure whether it's because of my experience in mass communication, my belief that knowledge management is really communication management, or just because I love to communicate with others... that I am hypersensitive to when someone "throws out" the word "communication" in their presentation.

Knowledge synthesis

What happens when you mix project management and knowledge management?

A super symposium, a room full of bright people and novel ideas, and an awareness that brings organizations to a new level of excitement about how to capitalize on their most important asset: it's people.