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Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
Information Overload & Personal Information Management
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Information Overload & Personal Information Management

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2010 ALA Annual Conference. …

2010 ALA Annual Conference.
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LITA BIGWIG Social Software Showcase.
June 28, 2010. Washington D.C.

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  • 1. 2010 ALA Annual Conference<br />LITA BIGWIG Social Software Showcase <br />June 28, 2010. Washington D.C.<br />Information Overload &amp;Personal Information Management<br />
  • 2. @bohyunkim – Twitter<br />bohyun.kim [at] fiu.edu –E-mail<br />Bohyunkim.net - Website<br />Bohyun Kim<br />
  • 3. How is you work-day spent?<br />
  • 4. E-MailPhoneMailboxBlogsReports, Documents, Quotes …IMWeb Memos, Notebook, Print-outs… CalendarSmartPhoneTwitter<br />
  • 5. Being Busy ≠ Productive / Efficient<br />
  • 6. Getting into the position to work ≠ Getting Work Done<br />
  • 7. Define Information Overload<br />
  • 8. Information 0verloadDeterioration ofdecision-making &amp; productivity due toIPR &gt; IPC (working memory) or,a resulting psychological state<br />
  • 9. StressAnxietyConfusionBeing Overwhelmed Being Unable to Concentrate<br />
  • 10. Why should librariescare about information overload ?<br />
  • 11. Information overload is the everyday reality of library users seeking information for decision-making /research.<br />
  • 12. 21,500,000 results from Google1,110 matching items from the library catalog372 Records found in a database10 page double-space paper<br />
  • 13. Literature SearchReading them allMaking a memoGoing back to sources – which file? which paper?Looking for ideas among different memosDifferent versions of draftsE-mails with an editorCorrespondence with a publishersBibliographiesRevisionsScholarly publication<br />
  • 14. Libraries tend to focus on…<br />
  • 15. Problem has changed…<br />
  • 16. The traditional approach focuses on casting a wide net &amp;narrowing down toquality informationBut what aboutinformation fatigue?<br />
  • 17. Information Fatigue&amp;Satisficing<br />
  • 18. Abundance of information + Too many devices, systems, tools, formats, communication channels + Information fragmentation+Constant interruption = Loss of Control<br />
  • 19. Whatcan you do?What can a library do? <br />
  • 20. 5 Factors in Info Overload<br />
  • 21. Information<br />Technology<br />Person<br />Task/Process<br />Organization Design<br />
  • 22. Environment<br />Personal<br />File or Pile?Organize by what scheme?How to find &amp; re-find? Keep or Weed?Gather again or Re-use?<br />
  • 23. Information<br />Technology<br />Person<br />Task/Process<br />You<br />Organization Design<br />
  • 24. Information<br />Technology<br />Person<br />Library<br />Task/Process<br />You<br />Organization Design<br />
  • 25. Systems that do not speak to each other&amp;Tools that lack good search-find function/organization scheme make information management extremely challenging<br />
  • 26. How do library systems measure up?<br />
  • 27. Do the library systems facilitate or hamper users completing a project?Do they make users efficient and productive or frustrated and slow them down?<br />
  • 28. One-Time Access and Use of Informationvs.Life Cycle of Information<br />
  • 29. Are we, libraries, satisficing?<br />
  • 30. Thank you!<br />

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