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Information in the Information Age. Information in the Information Age. We thought we knew what information is. Information in the Information Age. We thought we knew what information is. Then along came Postmodernism . Information in the Information Age.

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Information in the Information Age

We thought we knew what information is.


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Information in the Information Age

We thought we knew what information is.

Then along came Postmodernism


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Information in the Information Age

We thought we knew what information is.

Then along came Postmodernism

Along came the electronic age


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Information in the Information Age

We thought we knew what information is.

Then along came Postmodernism

Along came the electronic age

Along came alternate forms of publication


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Information in the Information Age

Now “information” is an exceedingly mixed bag


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Information in the Information Age

Now “information” is an exceedingly mixed bag

How did we get here?


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Information in the Information Age

Before there was print:

Information was “traditional”


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Information in the Information Age

Before there was print:

Information was “traditional”

Reliability of information was crucial


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Information in the Information Age

Before there was print:

Information was “traditional”

Reliability of information was crucial

Unauthorized critique of information or creation of new knowledge was dangerous


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Information in the Information Age

Before there was print:

Information was “traditional”

Reliability of information was crucial

Unauthorized critique of information or creation of new knowledge was dangerous

Development of new knowledge was slow


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Information in the Information Age

Reading and writing:

Knowledge could be preserved in print


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Information in the Information Age

Reading and writing:

Knowledge could be preserved in print

People could pay more attention to discovery


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Information in the Information Age

Reading and writing:

Knowledge could be preserved in print

People could pay more attention to discovery

Keepers of knowledge were more elite than in oral societies


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Information in the Information Age

The Printing Press:

Multiple copies made information more secure


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Information in the Information Age

The Printing Press:

Multiple copies made information more secure

More people could access the knowledge base


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Information in the Information Age

The Printing Press:

Multiple copies made information more secure

More people could access the knowledge base

Elitism of knowledge keepers was attacked


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Information in the Information Age

The Printing Press:

Multiple copies made information more secure

More people could access the knowledge base

Elitism of knowledge keepers was attacked

Possibility of new discovery was multiplied


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Information in the Information Age

The Printing Press:

Multiple copies made information more secure

More people could access the knowledge base

Elitism of knowledge keepers was attacked

Possibility of new discovery was multiplied

Subject Disciplines organized knowledge


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Information in the Information Age

Enter the Internet:

Gatekeepers no longer crucial; free speech reigns


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Information in the Information Age

Enter the Internet:

Gatekeepers no longer crucial; free speech reigns

More ability to create and acquire information than ever before in human history


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Information in the Information Age

Enter the Internet:

Gatekeepers no longer crucial; free speech reigns

More ability to create and acquire information than ever before in human history

The readers become the gatekeepers


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Information in the Information Age

Information Today: The State of the Art

Books


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Information in the Information Age

Information Today: The State of the Art

Books

Traditional publishing is continuing


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Information in the Information Age

Information Today: The State of the Art

Books

Traditional publishing is continuing

E-book publishing is advancing slowly


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Information in the Information Age

Information Today: The State of the Art

Books

Traditional publishing is continuing

E-book publishing is advancing slowly

Print-on-demand is opening new opportunities


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Information in the Information Age

Information Today: The State of the Art

Journals and Magazines


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Information in the Information Age

Information Today: The State of the Art

Journals and Magazines

E-journals are dominating; print is dying


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Information in the Information Age

Information Today: The State of the Art

Journals and Magazines

E-journals are dominating; print is dying

Scholarship is being maintained


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Information in the Information Age

Information Today: The State of the Art

Journals and Magazines

E-journals are dominating; print is dying

Scholarship is being maintained

The Open Access movement is growing (http://www.doaj.org/)


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Information in the Information Age

Information Today: The State of the Art

The World Wide Web


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Information in the Information Age

Information Today: The State of the Art

The World Wide Web

Searching for a better search engine


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Information in the Information Age

Information Today: The State of the Art

The World Wide Web

Searching for a better search engine

Cataloging the Web


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Information in the Information Age

Information Today: The State of the Art

The World Wide Web

Searching for a better search engine

Cataloging the Web

Better instruction for users


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Information in the Information Age

Information Today: The State of the Art

Web 2.0

Includes everything about the WWW that is interactive

Blogs, wikis, RSS feeds, forums, chat, e-mail, MySpace, Facebook, Second Life and so on

Does social interaction lead to better information?


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Information in the Information Age

Information Today: The State of the Art

Not All Information is Informative


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Information in the Information Age

Information Today: The State of the Art

Not All Information is Informative

Information needs to “inform.”


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Information in the Information Age

Information Today: The State of the Art

Not All Information is Informative

Information needs to “inform.”

As gatekeeping diminishes there is more freedom but more responsibility as well


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Information in the Information Age

Information Today: The State of the Art

Not All Information is Informative

Information needs to “inform.”

As gatekeeping diminishes there is more freedom but more responsibility as well

Do you have the skills to evaluate the information you use?


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