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Information literacy
and
Internet research
for
Wikipedia editors
Shyamal
LSHYAMAL @ GMAIL . COM
User:Shyamal
Content inclu...
Information
• environment via senses
• people
• media
– print - books ...
– tv, radio, film …
– internet
© David McCandless http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2010/data-information-knowledge-wisdom/
“ the sum of all human knowledge ”
Source: http://www.knowledge-management-tools.net/different-types-of-knowledge.html
Reliability ?
Shannon-Weaver communication model - by Einar Fannes
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Communication_shanno...
© Richard Russell - http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow.cfm?id=illusions-whats-in-a-face
© Artist: István Orosz
Information Literacy
old roots
Knowledge is of two kinds.
We know a subject ourselves, or
we know where we can find inform...
Information Literacy
If I have seen further
it is by standing
on the shoulders of giants
- Isaac Newton, 1676
other versio...
Information Literacy
•Searching
- know needs, finding sources
•Evaluating
- primary/secondary/tertiary sources
- evaluatin...
Searching
Search engines
not semantic
incomplete - deep web (>90% of Internet - not indexed)
People are resources
speciali...
Search engines
Google currently considered the best
Advanced usage
•Site specification
•Filetype specification
•Using Goog...
The Internet is a library
but not a replacement yet
Cartoon © by Ed Stein
Libraries in India
http://www.funzug.com/index.php/travel/15-incredible-libraries-around-the-world.html
•Public libraries
...
Internet resources
Digital libraries
Journal websites
Subject specific websites
databases / bibliographies
Finding experts...
Evaluating
Primary / secondary and tertiary sources
Author credibility
Publisher
Reviews
Citation of others - quality of s...
Using
Research material, keep notes
Bibliographic tools - Zotero, Mendeley
Cite authors inline
Know the copyright law - ri...
Sharing
Share bibliographies and reviews
Archive your own publications online
Share your knowledge, media
Interact online ...
Questions
L. Shyamal < LSHYAMAL @ GMAIL.COM >
muscicapa.blogspot.com
Wikipedia editor : User:Shyamal
Pick a topic
Under Wikiproject India -
preferably a topic that is unfamiliar and one that
deals with something outside of ...
Research the topic
Locate books, journals, websites
Identify the type of source
Comment on reliability
Use Zotero to creat...
Improve an article
Paraphrase and synthesize
Use the citation templates
Information Literacy and Internet Research - Wiki workshop
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  1. 1. Information literacy and Internet research for Wikipedia editors Shyamal LSHYAMAL @ GMAIL . COM User:Shyamal Content includes copyrighted images used for instruction (non-commercial - fair-use)
  2. 2. Information • environment via senses • people • media – print - books ... – tv, radio, film … – internet
  3. 3. © David McCandless http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2010/data-information-knowledge-wisdom/
  4. 4. “ the sum of all human knowledge ” Source: http://www.knowledge-management-tools.net/different-types-of-knowledge.html
  5. 5. Reliability ? Shannon-Weaver communication model - by Einar Fannes https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Communication_shannon-weaver2.svg Reputation: based on creator, content and publisher
  6. 6. © Richard Russell - http://www.scientificamerican.com/slideshow.cfm?id=illusions-whats-in-a-face
  7. 7. © Artist: István Orosz
  8. 8. Information Literacy old roots Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it... - Samuel Johnson (1791)
  9. 9. Information Literacy If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants - Isaac Newton, 1676 other version from at least the 12th century In Greek mythology the blind giant Orion carried his servant Cedalion on his shoulders. Image source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Library_of_Congress,_Rosenwald_4,_Bl._5r.jpg
  10. 10. Information Literacy •Searching - know needs, finding sources •Evaluating - primary/secondary/tertiary sources - evaluating content •Using (ethically) - synthesising, citing, paraphrasing - copyrights, plagiarism •Sharing - publishing - archiving, licensing for reuse
  11. 11. Searching Search engines not semantic incomplete - deep web (>90% of Internet - not indexed) People are resources specialist sites, email list-servers, other groups Not all information is in soft format OCR-ed material often error prone Published sources Sometimes inaccessible Sometimes expensive Author archives Find and contact authors Source: http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Oct07/NoMoreCards.ws.html
  12. 12. Search engines Google currently considered the best Advanced usage •Site specification •Filetype specification •Using Google Scholar •The Internet Archive
  13. 13. The Internet is a library but not a replacement yet Cartoon © by Ed Stein
  14. 14. Libraries in India http://www.funzug.com/index.php/travel/15-incredible-libraries-around-the-world.html •Public libraries •Specialist libraries •Attached to institutions •government bodies, courts, universities •State Archives
  15. 15. Internet resources Digital libraries Journal websites Subject specific websites databases / bibliographies Finding experts Email listservers Social networking Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+
  16. 16. Evaluating Primary / secondary and tertiary sources Author credibility Publisher Reviews Citation of others - quality of scholarship Citations by others Recognize quality indicators or their lack Identify plagiarism or copyright violations Contact and interact with authors
  17. 17. Using Research material, keep notes Bibliographic tools - Zotero, Mendeley Cite authors inline Know the copyright law - rise above it License openly esp. if you are govt. funded Avoid plagiarism including close paraphrasing
  18. 18. Sharing Share bibliographies and reviews Archive your own publications online Share your knowledge, media Interact online with the public without discrimination Learning and teaching indistinguishable continuous processes Image: http://novatonft.blogspot.com/
  19. 19. Questions L. Shyamal < LSHYAMAL @ GMAIL.COM > muscicapa.blogspot.com Wikipedia editor : User:Shyamal
  20. 20. Pick a topic Under Wikiproject India - preferably a topic that is unfamiliar and one that deals with something outside of popular culture
  21. 21. Research the topic Locate books, journals, websites Identify the type of source Comment on reliability Use Zotero to create bibliography Make notes Install Zotero for Firefox from www.zotero.org
  22. 22. Improve an article Paraphrase and synthesize Use the citation templates

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