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  • Definition of Information Competence Information competence (also referred to as information literacy or information fluency in some publications) is a core instructional pedagogy in higher education. The Association of College and Research Libraries , the primary professional organization for academic librarians, first described information literacy in 1989. Numerous disciplinary and accrediting associations have also incorporated the Information Literacy Standards for Higher Education and/or information literacy language into their documents. An Information Competent student is able to: Determine the extent of information needed; Access the needed information effectively and efficiently; Evaluate information and its sources critically; Incorporate selected information into one's knowledge base; Use information effectively to accomplish a specific purpose; Understand the economic, legal, and social issues surrounding the use of information; Access and use information ethically and legally.
  • Highlight the features as well as the critical questions users need to ask when reviewing the retrievals and SFX menus. Teach our patrons how to use their critical thinking skills to identify important key words, relevant databases, and the ongoing need to be able to identify elements of the citation.
  • Coverage Indexes newspapers? Indexes journals? Indexes books? Indexes chapters in books
  • What do I do when links do NOT deliver the article?
  • http://sfx.calstate.edu:9003/northridge?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rfr_id=info:sid/calstate.edu%3Axerxes+%28+Library+Literature+and+Information+Science+Full+Text+%28Wilson%29%29&rft.genre=article&rft.issn=0363-0277&rft.place=United+States&rft.date=2004&rft.jtitle=Library+Journal+%281976%29+v.+129+no.+14+%28September+1+2004%29+p.+54&rft.volume=129&rft.issue=14&rft.spage=54&rft.atitle=Metasearching%27s+Teaching+Moments+&rft.aulast=Zimmerman&rft.aufirst=Devin
  • LITA National Forum, October 2005 presentation by L. Lampert and K. Dabbour: Falling Down the Portal: Adventures in Federated Metasearch Technology at CSUN, (see slides 18-66) http://library.csun.edu/kdabbour/ppt/litaslides.ppt
  • Cox- Federated search products are becoming more and more prevalent in academic libraries. What are the implications of this phenomenon for instruction librarians? An analysis of federated search products using the "Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education" and a thorough review of the literature offer insight concerning whether these tools will have an impact on student information literacy and, in turn, what we emphasize in the classroom.
  • Lampert, L.D. & Dabbour, K.S. (2007). Librarian Perspectives on Teaching MetaSearch and Federated Search Technologies. Internet Reference Services Quarterly 12 (No. 3/4 2007):253-278. CARL South Mini-Conference, December 9, 2005 moderated discussion with L. Lampert: Myth, Magic, and Reality of Federated Searching: Implications for Reference and Instruction Discussion Summary LITA National Forum, October 2005 presentation by L. Lampert and K. Dabbour: Falling Down the Portal: Adventures in Federated Metasearch Technology at CSUN, (see slides 18-66)
  • The Future of Search, Eric Brill (Microsoft) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nkl-rUCuNJk Documentcentric vs informationcentric
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXoavGgWH_k

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  • MetaLib and Information Literacy; or What I want my Students to Know about Metalib/Xerxes Presentation to eSWUG Midwinter Meeting February 19, 2010 Marcia Henry
  • Contents
    • Context-ACRL Information Literacy Competencies
    • Metalib and SFX for the 50 minute class
    • The literature on federated searching
    • Discussion with conference attendees
    • Conclusions
  • ACRL Information Competencies
    • http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/acrl/standards/informationliteracycompetency.cfm
    • CSUN’s Information Competence Program http://library.csun.edu/Research_Assistance/infocomp.htmlCompetence web page
    • Identify appropriate databases
    • Find additional search terms (ie subject headings), understand connectors, parts of record
    • Identify bibliographic information
    • Learn to connect to native interface for more refinements
    • Learn how to find and cite the articles
    Learning Outcomes 50 minutes
  • Questions to ask about Databases
    • Coverage?
    • Currency?
    • Full text?
    • Controlled vocabulary?
    • Features in native interface?
    • Are all databases multisearchable?
  • Questions to ask about SFX
    • Is bibliographic information captured correctly?
    • What are the menu choices advising?
  • SFX menus with many choices
  • Questions to ask about Multisearch
    • Retrieval numbers – does 0 mean 0?
    • Is it useful to review same title from different databases?
    • Are the largest retrievals important indicator of database’s usefulness?
    • How does changing search terms effect retrievals?
    • Is it worthwhile to connect to native interface?
  • ? Questions librarians have asked-
    • Do technologies like metasearch mask the limitations of students information literacy skills?
    • Do technologies like metasearch impair student information literacy skills?
    • Should librarians rethink the content of information literacy lectures because of metasearching technologies?
  • Discusssion
    • Your thoughts on federated searching and information literacy
  • Literature
      • Cox, C. (2006). An Analysis of the Impact of Federated Search Products on Library Instruction Using the ACRL Standards. Portal , 6 (3), 253-67. Retrieved February 19, 2009, from Project Muse database.
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  • Literature 2
    • Lampert, L.D. & Dabbour, K.S. (2007).
      • Librarian Perspectives on Teaching MetaSearch and Federated Search Technologies. Internet Reference Services Quarterly 12 (No. 3/4 2007):253-278.
  • “ Future of Search” on YouTube
  • The Future of Search (YouTube)-2
    • The Future of Search, Peter Norvig (Google)
    • Artificial Intelligence as the Future of Search
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zRUozxcOxo
    • Ice cream theory of information retrieval
  • Multisearch – cell phones Cuba
  • Danny Sullivan –Search Life Meets Real Life on YouTube Danny Sullivan - Search Life Meets Real Life Turn down the lights
    • Multisearch identifies several resources
    • Using more resource offers opportunities to see the range of subject headings
    • Multisearch (Federated Searching) is an effective way to enpower patrons’ information literacy skills
    • Many opportunities in Multisearch and its retrievals to encourage critical thinking skills