ETL401

All right stop. Collaborate and listen. ♫ ♪

Be it school or business, collaboration is the essence of any good organisation. It might take some organisational change to go from an individual-centered, self-promoting cut throat organisation, to one that values collaboration between individuals and group success, but it can be done if staff are prepared for the inevitable confusion and conflict that comes … Continue reading

ETL401

When does a source hit its geriatric years in the digital age?

I have just finished listening to Schmidmaier’s (2007) podcast on Education for the Library profession in the Digital Age and have also finished reading Herring’s (2007) chapter on Libraries in the twenty-first century: charting new directions in information. Both were read as part of the introduction week for the coursework of ETL401. I had my … Continue reading

ETL401

TOPIC 1: Searching Databases

Related to my previous post on whether I represent Herring’s poster-child for web searching, I have just finished the tasks for Topic 1’s ‘searching for relevant resources’ on library databases. So what did I learn? That I now love and actively use the truncation function. Truncation is where you use the starting letters of something … Continue reading