Rossberg Info Cycle

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  • 1. How information gets around…
  • 2. How did you find out who became our 44 th President?
  • 3. Radio & TV & Internet – immediate coverage Newspapers – day after event Magazines – in the weeks following Scholarly journal articles – in the months following Books – through the years to come The Information Cycle – (adapted from PennState University Libraries online tutorial at www.libraries.psu.edu/instruction/infocycle/infocycle.html , 5-26-04) Event
  • 4. For the Sciences, however… Reverse it 
  • 5. Radio & TV & Internet Newspapers Magazines Scholarly journal articles Books Research Conferences & Professional Society Meetings The Information Cycle in the Sciences
  • 6.
    • Peer-reviewed
      • Written by a scholar or a researcher
      • Written for academia
      • Full documentation
      • Original or primary research
    • Popular
      • Written for general public
      • Written by reporters or free-lance writers
      • No or minimal documentation
      • No original research- secondary literature
    Peer-reviewed vs. Popular
  • 7. CURRENCY: When was it updated? AUTHORITY: Who wrote it and WHY? CONTENT: Is it more than a brochure? DOCUMENTATION: Does it support its facts?
  • 8. What is a Domain? Part of a web address indicating the origin of a website For-profit entity Educational institution Non-profit entity US government State government Outside US Private server www.espn.com library.ucok.edu www.sierraclub.org www.fda.gov www.health.state.ok.us www.bbc.co.uk pages.prodigy.net .com .edu .org .gov .ok.us .co.uk .net Author/Sponsor Example Domain