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Information Science and Library Studies. Information Science (also information studies) is an interdisciplinary science primarily concerned with the collection, classification, manipulation, storage, retrieval and dissemination of information.
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5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health

5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health | Information Science and LIS | Scoop.it

The Internet's reach is so pervasive, it feels as though it has always been around. The reality is that the web is still in its infancy, and we don't really understand the risks it poses to our mental health. In fact, various experts, such as Larry D. Rosen, a psychologist and author of "iDisorder," believe that personal gadgets are making us mentally ill and are exacerbating other problems such as narcissism, depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Other mental health professionals have already identified disorders ranging from "Facebook depression" to "phantom vibration syndrome."

 

Realistically, most of us don't have the luxury of disconnecting from the Internet, particularly communication professionals whose work depends more and more on it.

 

However, there are various things you can do to curtail the negative effects it may have and prevent digital burnout.

 

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http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/06/5-tips-to-prevent-digital-burnout-and-maintain-good-mental-health-159.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+pbs/mediashift-blog+(mediashift-blog)&utm_content=Google+Reader

 


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The Critical Social App Is Hanging Out on Google+

A hang out with the archivist at Coke. Interesting fact for archivists and librarians and what is in store with regards social networking.

 

Joe Mandese: "Forget About Likes, Tweets, Or Even Tweet-Ups, The Critical Social App Is Hanging Out - 01/23/2012

Coca-Cola to host Google+ hangout, allowing consumers to visit with their archivists."

http://bit.ly/ypxxTf


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Available now: a guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities

Available now: a guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities | Information Science and LIS | Scoop.it

"Following on from the lists of academic tweeters published earlier this month, we have put together a short guide to using Twitter in university research, teaching, and impact activities, available to download as a PDF."


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Social Networking and Web 2.0 applications | American Library Association

Social Networking and Web 2.0 applications | American Library Association | Information Science and LIS | Scoop.it
U.S. libraries of all types are turning more and more to social media and Web 2.0 applications and tools, using a wide range of applications to connect with customers.

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The Posterity Project: Thinking outside the box in the digital age... #archivists

The Posterity Project: Thinking outside the box in the digital age... #archivists | Information Science and LIS | Scoop.it

Gordon Belt:

"While there are many individual archivists doing outstanding work in productively applying social media in the workplace, as a whole our profession is very far behind our colleagues in the library community.

As a member of the Special Libraries Association, I see first-hand the efforts made by that organization to embrace technology, and the initiative among special collections librarians to be "future ready" in the information age. But what are archivists doing in a collective way to prepare for work that is increasingly being done in "The Cloud?"


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