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Oh, The Places You'll Go: Creating Streams of Information for Research Pathfinders 2.0



Presented to NEFLIN December 16, 2010 via online webinar. Resources for this webinar are available at http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com/research-pathfinders-neflin2010

Presented to NEFLIN December 16, 2010 via online webinar. Resources for this webinar are available at http://theunquietlibrarian.wikispaces.com/research-pathfinders-neflin2010



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Oh, The Places You'll Go: Creating Streams of Information for Research Pathfinders 2.0 Oh, The Places You'll Go: Creating Streams of Information for Research Pathfinders 2.0 Presentation Transcript

  • Oh, the Places You’ll Go:  Creating Streams of Information for Research Pathfinders 2.0
    buffyhamilton || december 2010 ||
    northeast florida library information network
    CC image via http://goo.gl/gTrYj
  • Objectives
    Define research pathfinders
    Explore the concept of social scholarship and how to incorporate social media as authoritative information into research pathfinders
    Identify information sources (traditional and social scholarship) that can be embedded and used to stream information
    Explore strategies/steps for creating research pathfinders as well as resources for creating information portals on specific topics and research pathfinders
  • Share and Discuss
    Have you ever created a web-based research pathfinder/subject guide?
    Are research pathfinders/subject guides a regular part of your virtual web presence and library instruction?
    If you create subject guides/research pathfinders, what kinds of resources do you normally include?
  • Part I: Defining Research Pathfinders and Why Learners Need Subject Guides
  • Information Is Plentiful
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  • how can we help students stay afloat in endless streams ofinformation?
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    How do we help patrons stay afloat in the multiple streams of information?
  • Image attribution: http://www.flickr.com/photos/palagret/210423111/sizes/o/
    What can we provide patrons to help them find their way rather than getting lost on the information highway?
  • Pathfinders guide patrons to the resources needed for a research task
  • Defining the Research Pathfinder
    A set of resources designed to help patrons fully research and explore a topic
    Before the web, print resources dominated a pathfinder
    Pathfinders are now dynamic and organic
  • Carefully constructed pathfinderscan help students access quality information more efficiently
  • The librarian, is a travel guide for the information world and can help plot a course for research with a research pathfinder
  • Web 2.0 tools help us manage the streams of information available
  • Patrons can “pull” information rather than "pushing” to find information from the pathfinder sources via information portals
  • Part II: Authoritative and Emerging Sources of Authority in Research Pathfinders
  • How do we balance emerging sources of authoritative information and emerging sources of social scholarship?
  • what is authority?who decides what counts as authority?
    who are the experts?
  • What does it mean for an information source to have authority or to be authoritative?
  • traditional sources of information
  • print books
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  • print newspapers
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  • print magazines and journals
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  • unlock virtual libraries via databases
  • “students who do not have access to this substantial content, students who choose not to use them, are an information underclass.”Joyce Valenza
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  • “unless we teach students about the enormous value of these reference sources, eBooks, magazine, journal, and newspaper articles, students will notfindthem or use them.”
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    Joyce Valenza
  • the idea that authority is always crystal clear isslowly disappearing
  • determining authority is now muddier
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  • information sources are more diverse
  • today’s web is more participatory
  • knowing which information sources to trust, when to trust, and why to trust is increasingly complex
  • How do we help learners negotiate this friction between traditional and new media?
    Joyce Valenza
  • “look for credibility clues”
    joyce valenza
  • Credibility Changes With…
    Source cues
    Point of view
    Information seeking task/needs
    Credentials of author(s)
    Transparency of peer review
    Source: Debbie Abilock, http://www.noodletools.com/debbie/literacies/information/6assess/digital_authority.pdf
  • “we can no longer be content to train students to understand the difference between peer-reviewed journals and popular magazines, to appreciate the value of books, newspapers and reference sources, and to understand how to evaluate garden variety web sites” ~laura cohen~
  • focus on knowing how and when a particularinformation source is the right fitfor your research task
  • question and investigate authorship
  • assess timeliness and relevance
  • asses bias and perspectives
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  • “triangulate information”joyce valenza
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  • Part III: Traditional and Social Media/Authority 2.0 Streams of Information to Integrate into Today’s Research Pathfinders
  • Unpacking Web 2.0 tools for Social Scholarship
    Social bookmarking services (del.icio.us, diigo)
    Youtube Channels or other video
    Mobile apps
    Google Books/Scholar
    Rss feeds (news sources, journals, websites, social media streams)
    Flickr/Photo sites
  • RSS Feeds
    rss=real simple syndication, a web feed or stream format designed to deliver content
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  • RSS Feeds
    News sources
    Online journals/magazine publications
  • RSS Feed
  • RSS Feed
  • RSS Feed
  • RSS Feed
  • podcasts
  • podcasts
  • youtube/video
  • youtube/video
  • youtube/video
  • social bookmarking
  • blogs
  • Flickr
  • Google Books
  • Google Books
  • Twitter
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  • twitter
  • social bibliography
  • Mobile Apps
  • Mobile Apps
  • Widgets
  • Part IV: A Blueprint for Creating a Research Pathfinder
  • cc licensed photo from http://www.flickr.com/photos/brandoncripps/3156373103/sizes/o/
    Step 1: Communicate and Collaborate
  • pathfinder seeds
    learning objectives
    learning activities
    learner needs
    forms of assessment
  • Step 2: Begin the design process and selection of resources
  • consider the full spectrum of resources
    web-based resources
    print books
    digital books
    instructional materials
    assessment tools
    audio based resources
    human resources
    tutorials (video or written)
    standards for learning
    student work samples
    interviews or feedback from teachers, students
  • Step 3: Make adjustments if needed during the implementation of the project
  • Step 4: Reflection and action for future directions (praxis)
  • Step 5: Help Students Learn How To Construct Their Own Pathfinders
  • Where to House Guides?
    Library website
    Wikispaces (K12) or Other Wiki Service
    Blog platform
    Social Bookmarks
    Netvibes, LiveBinders
  • Pathfinder Swap
  • where do we want our students to go in their journey for information?
  • what routes to information do we want them to travel?
  • information fluent students won’t miss a turn or get lost in their travels for information
  • Q&A
  • Today’s Resources