The Information Experience

RSS, Readers and Content Curation.

RSS, Readers and Content Curation.

After Google Reader was shelved this summer, many were in a collective scramble to find a suitable replacement to organize information that is relevant to our interests both professional and personal.  Using some type of reader to follow relevant sources…

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Research In Real Time-Mining the TwitterverseOne of my favorite ways to get current and comprehensive information for projects and other topics…View Post

Research In Real Time-Mining the Twitterverse

One of my favorite ways to get current and comprehensive information for projects and other topics…

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Work Days: Or what I do on the days I’m not “at school”

Sometimes I feel like I live a double life.  Since July, I’ve been interning aka full time working at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Online in User Experience and Information Architecture.  I work there three days a week and while i’m there, even when I’m…

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Figuring out the Right Content

Today’s post serves two purposes. One: for my fieldwork.  Two: to chronicle the first day of Day in the Life of a Library Student for the Hack Library School.  I’m currently in my second year of my MLIS at UCLA.  I currently intern at Disney as an…

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Finishing Up

Today I submitted a document from my second project at Small Demons.  I spent over a month closely reading one book and not for many ways we typically read, but for a close reading to determine specific content and data that would be necessary to produce…

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Researching

I spent some time this past week researching social media for librarians…Good Reads, Shelfari, Library Thing and now Small Demons has been added to the list.  The goal was to discover why librarians use these social sites, and was there a different use…

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MLIS, MLS, MSIS, MSI…Which one do you have?

I’ve been doing research for my issue and one of the things I’ve noticed is the extreme lack of consistency between degree titles in the industry.  It used to be that everyone just got a Masters in Library Science and that was it.  Now its Masters of…

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The Social Media of Choice for the Librarian

As part of my fieldwork, I’ve been asked to develop a survey tailored to librarians and educators regarding Small Demon’s Storyverseand its Collections.  While Small Demons is a relatively new site, it has a lot to offer the Librarians.  But after…

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Facets, Tags, and Labels, Oh My

I’ve started on a new task this quarter.  Well, several new tasks.  I’ve begun a fieldwork assignment at Small Demons, a wikipedia-type site that is devoted to the literary world…and all its many connections, twists, and turns.  I’m also knees-deep in…

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Who Studies Here? A Look at the User Population of the Charles E Young Research Library at UCLA

I had a lot of preconceived notions of the population of YRL (Charles E. Young Research Library) on the UCLA campus. Like many graduate students after the remodel, I felt that the library had been taken over by undergraduates.  The new spaces at YRL have…

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