LATINA Fall is coming to Oslo.
After our training sessions in the West Bank and Gaza i September, and a series of on-line lectures in October and early November, our Palestinian participants are coming to Oslo November 21-25. In one of our sessions I will ask them to carry out an information search on the web, based on questions asked by teachers in Norwegian schools.
I have listed the original questions in Norwegian here. Below I give the English versions. I have introduced a few changes to make it easier to search in English, but left the basic structure unchanged.
Nice blog post by Barbara Fister
She writes about three new articles in College & Research Libraries
The first, by Brett Bodemer … is about how we help undergraduates conceptualize the research process.
- We should stop thinking of search as a relatively simple step that happens before reading and writing.
- These activities are recursive and connected processes:
- Search involves reading (because you have to do at least some reading to make choices and refine terms)
- Writing should ideally drive a search, not be saved for the final act, when it’s too late to pursue a thought that bubbled up from the pages of your draft.
- This seems obvious, yet the influential ACRL standards for information literacy that so many librarians draw on implicitly separate searching from doing something with what you’ve found.
Lecture at the Biblioteca Centrala Universitara, Bucharest, Friday April 22, 1000.
Digital reference services are services that use digital tools (e-mail, web forms, chat, SMS) to communicate with users that search for information. In a wider sense the concept also includes digital systems – such as user-oriented web pages, interactive data bases, sites with advanced language technology – that allow users to carry out more advanced information searches on their own.