Category Archives: Trends

Kindle versus Printed Text: Round 1

Recently, the great and popular social media blog Mashable posted a poll called “Reading Faceoff: eBooks Vs. Print Books” in its Mashable Battles subsite. The poll challenged readers to vote for their preferred reading format – electronic reader or the old stand-by, hard copy books. The choices were one or the other or a tie vote, indicating that the voter saw advantages to both formats. I voted for the tie, and now I’m going to spend a few minutes to explain why I voted that way. Continue reading

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Tiptoeing Through The Shallows

An admitted media multi-tasker considers the implications of Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows, and compares Carr’s findings to David Snowden’s Rules of Knowledge. Continue reading

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What’s old is sometimes new again.

A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I joined a group of colleagues on a private tour of Chicago’s Center for Green Technology. In the center of the metropolitan rail yards and what was once, but is no more, … Continue reading

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“Field Sense” as the product of the professional…

In a world of easy access to widely distributed, mobile channels, what is the sweet spot for information professionals? Dianna argues the case for the development and provision of “field sense” to stakeholders for better decision-making. Continue reading

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