"Creating books on the iPad doesn’t seem like the first thing you might do with one of the popular little tablets, but it’s really quite capable of doing so provided you’re not trying to write the next great novel."
Robin Good: "Content Curation and the School Librarian" is the featured article for the latest issue of Knowledge Quest magazine.
Authored by Nikki D. Robertson the article illustrates some of content curation key strengths, how the author has utilized content curation for her academic projects, and popular curation tools for those interested in exploring the field further.
"Just as important as relationship building inside the four walls of your classroom is the building of professional relationships outside of your school, outside of your school district, and beyond your state, to the global community we are preparing students to enter. One of the best ways to build these relationships is through Twitter. As a self proclaimed Twitaholic or Twivangelist, I am constantly emphasizing the importance of building a Professional Learning Network (PLN) through Twitter. Simply setting up a Twitter account isn't enough. You must make a concerted effort to find others who inspire, uplift and encourage and be willing to do the same in return."
This project aimed to inform design strategies for smart space technology to enhance libraries as environments for coworking and informal social learning. The focus was on understanding user motivations, behaviour, and activities in the library when there is no programmed agenda.
"In the age of information technology, where data is available at the fingertips of those who seek it, librarians should be tech-savvy.
The focus of the national seminar held by the Kerala Library Association (KLA) here on Friday was on information technology interfaces in libraries and information centres.
Rather than seeing technology as a threat, it must be adopted and adapted into a supporting system for information services, the speakers at the seminar said. Borrowing from Web 2.0, they have to go to Library 2.0; library services are user-centred, collaborative and participatory in nature.
“An integrated application of Web 2.0 facilities such as social networking sites, RSS, weblogs etc, leads to Knowledge Management 2.0 (KM 2.0),” said A Neelameghan, former head of the Documentation Research and Training Centre (DRTC), Bangalore, who was delivering the keynote address on ‘Knowledge Management 2.0 in the Inclusive Knowledge Society Environment’."