For Dr Amelia Gibson’s Information Behavior in Local Contexts course, I presented to the class on ‘Information Use in Local Contexts.’ My interpretations from the assigned readings led me to focus on information use in terms of visualizations and literacies.
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The reading assigned by Dr Gibson for this class session:
- Mandel, L. H. (2010). Geographic information systems: tools for displaying in-library use data. Information Technology and Libraries, 29(1), 47.
- LeRoux, C. J. (2009, September). Social and Community Informatics Past, Present, & Future: An Historic Overview. Speech presented at the 10th Annual DIS Conference. Retrieved from http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.551.1067&rep=rep1&type=pdf
The readings I assigned for this class session:
- Meeks, E. (2012, October 1). Modeling Networks and Scholarship with ORBIS. Retrieved May 14, 2016, from http://journalofdigitalhumanities.org/1-3/modeling-networks-and-scholarship-with-orbis-by-elijah-meeks-and-karl-grossner/.
- Scheidel, W., & Meeks, E. (2013). ORBIS: The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World. Retrieved May 14, 2016, from http://orbis.stanford.edu/. Think about how the ORBIS project might be scaled down for a library setting that would be compelling for libraries (and their boards).
- Weingart, S. (2014, April 28). Principles of Information Visualization. Retrieved May 14, 2016, from http://www.themacroscope.org/?page_id=469. Focus on paragraphs 1-55; 83-92.
- Nessa, S. (2013, June 13). Visual Literacy in an Age of Data. Retrieved May 14, 2016, from https://source.opennews.org/en-US/learning/visual-literacy-age-data/. Focus on the section titled ‘What is Visual Literacy?’