The Book, Eci511, 071110 Reduced

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July 11, 2010
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The Book, Eci511, 071110 Reduced

  1. 1. Reading Backward Moving Forward The Blog of Ordinary Knowledge in a Digital Age Sunday, July 11, 2010 1
  2. 2. Preface: Educators continue to look for new and better ways of reaching their students. The Blog of Ordinary Knowledge may be the answer. Sunday, July 11, 2010 2
  3. 3. What We Have Sunday, July 11, 2010 3
  4. 4. Stone Tablets •Difficult to make •Heavy •Cannot be annotated •Not reproducible •Any error renders unusable http://www.kemah.net/egypt/rosett.gif Sunday, July 11, 2010 4
  5. 5. Clay Tablets •Fragile •Heavy •Cannot be annotated •Not reproducible http://www.schoyencollection.com/law_files/ms2064.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 5
  6. 6. Papyrus Scroll •Fragile •Ephemeral •Difficult to browse •Requires special storage http://www.schoyencollection.com/papyri_files/ms2752.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 6
  7. 7. e-Reader •Fragile •Costly •Requires electricity •Requires Internet connection •Cumbersome annotation http://simoncpage.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/kindle23.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 7
  8. 8. iPod Touch iPhone •Fragile •Small screen •Cumbersome annotation •Requires Internet •Requires electricity http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/87/IPod_touch_mit_Wikipedia.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 8
  9. 9. What We Need Sunday, July 11, 2010 9
  10. 10. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Portable Convenient size Lightweight No need for electricity or Internet connection http://faceintheblue.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/books.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 10
  11. 11. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Durable Unbreakable packaging Can last hundreds of years The item pictured is over 500 years old http://www.humanismforsale.org/text/images_full// 6.00_Chapter_Six/HFS_025.02.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 11
  12. 12. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Easily annotated http://drjohnsonsdictionary.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/ quaintness-n-s1.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 12
  13. 13. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Environmentally sound, sustainable materials http://classicsblogging.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/ horaceinterlinear.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 13
  14. 14. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Reproducible http://lewisandclarkpress.com/sitebuildercontent/ sitebuilderpictures/box_of_egg_books.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 14
  15. 15. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Mass Production http://justafleetingthought.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/printing- press1.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 15
  16. 16. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Mass Distribution http://blog.case.edu/case-news/2008/05/28/booksale.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 16
  17. 17. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Easy to operate http://adammalster.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/boy-reading.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 17
  18. 18. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Available in graduated levels http://cdm.reed.edu/cdm4/indianconverts/images/ primer1762.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 18
  19. 19. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Multimedia http://cdm.reed.edu/cdm4/indianconverts/images/ primer1762.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 19
  20. 20. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Multiple programming languages Translations available Knowledge of one language can often be transferred to another http://classicsblogging.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/ horaceinterlinear.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 20
  21. 21. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Coverage: Broad http://bukhari3.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/encyclopedia2.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 21
  22. 22. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Coverage: Deep http://www.thecsmmi.com/books-graphics/Buttons%20of%20the %20RN%20-%20Front%20Page%20-%2002.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 22
  23. 23. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Attractive http://www.rarebookstudio.com/images/4969.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 23
  24. 24. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Easy to store and display http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/show.php?imgid=200 Sunday, July 11, 2010 24
  25. 25. B.o.O.K. Use Sunday, July 11, 2010 25
  26. 26. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Appropriate working environment http://lewisandclarkpress.com/sitebuildercontent/ sitebuilderpictures/box_of_egg_books.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 26
  27. 27. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Finding: metadata tags Subject Title Author http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.63375077.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 27
  28. 28. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Finding: particular item Call number Shelf list http://blog.lib.umn.edu/lawlib/lexlibris/IMG_0901.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 28
  29. 29. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Finding: general information http://www.familyheritage.ca/Images/Atlas%20of%20York %20County/p05%20table%20of%20contents.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 29
  30. 30. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Finding: particular information Search http://mcpvlibraryguides.pbworks.com/f/BookIndex.JPG Sunday, July 11, 2010 30
  31. 31. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Retaining your place http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/04/ Book_with_florentine_paper_bookmark.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 31
  32. 32. B.o.O.K. Interface Sunday, July 11, 2010 32
  33. 33. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Individual Asynchronous http://dante.udallas.edu/edu5352/schofield/ TheReaderFragonard.jpg Sunday, July 11, 2010 33
  34. 34. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge Group Synchronous http://www.norwinst.gr/English/lesegruppe.JPG Sunday, July 11, 2010 34
  35. 35. Blog of Ordinary Knowledge The great democratizing force Egalitarian Standardized Mass produced and distributed http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/ndlpcoop/moahtml/ mnchome.html Sunday, July 11, 2010 35
  36. 36. Afterword: This presentation is based on the fantasy that the digital somehow preceded the analog. Therefore, the book (Blog of Ordinary Information, aka: B.o.O.K.) should be seen as a new, analog method for disseminating information. Sunday, July 11, 2010 36
  37. 37. Bibliography: Manguel,  A.  (1996).  A  history  of  reading.  New  York,  NY:  Penguin  Books. Nord,  P.  N.,  Rubin,  J.  S.,  &  Schudson,  M.  (Eds.)  (2009).  A  history  of  the  book  in   America.  Chapel  Hill,  NC:  University  of  North  Carolina  Press. Ostler,  N.  (2005).  Empires  of  the  word:  A  language  history  of  the  world.  New   York,  NY:  HarperCollins. Sunday, July 11, 2010 37

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