Important stuff…

Still studying! Do YOU know about these quintessential people and things?

Authors and Researchers:

Batelle, John: “The Search”, i.e. How Google is changing the way we search for info

Buckland, Michael: “information as a thing”; leading author in LIS field, including library services, information retrieval, cultural heritages, and the historical development of Information Management; concerned with metadata, electronic retrieval vocabularies

Case, Donald: “Looking for Information: A survey of research on information seeking, needs, and behavior”

Choo, Chun Wei: leading author in information research and concepts… browsing, (environmental) scanning and serendipity; OL; browsing; tacit, explicit and cultural knowledge

Cortada, James: “Making the information society: Experiences, consequences, and possibilities”

Hawamdeh, Suliman: “Knowledge Management”

Klein and Saunders: Ten Steps to Organizational Learning

Peters, Tom: leading, contemporary management expert and author

Senge, Peter: “The Fifth Discipline”

Taylor, Robert: Value-added processes in information systems

Taylor, Alene: “The organization of information”

Wenger, Etienne: “Communities of Practice: Learning, meaning and identity”

 

Theorists:

Bates: berry-picking, i.e. pick info and sources from a vast variety

Belkin: ASK = anomalous state of knowledge, i.e. building on other info we already have and whether an anomaly creates additional info seeking

Dervin: sense-making, i.e. need for info driven by our need to understand our world

Erdelez: accidental discovery of info, serendipity and incidental learning

Gross: imposed query

Kuhlthua: learning as a process with uncertainty as beginning stage of research and expressed in stages

Krikelas: ordinary life, i.e. info seeking with uncertainty as motivation and using personal memory/recall or personal contacts to get answer

Pettigrew (Fisher): professionals and work-related processes

Shannon and Weaver: communication model with sender, receiver and noise

Zipf: least effort

 

Organizations:

ALA: American Library Association

ASLA: American Special Library Association

ASIST: American Society of Information, Science and Technology

IKMS: International Knowledge Management Society

PKP: Public Knowledge Project

 

Legislation:

Federal Privacy Act, 1974

PCIO vs. Board of Education, 1982

Electronic Communication Privacy Act, 1986

HIPPA, 1996

Financial Services Modernization Act, 1999

Security and Freedom through Encryption Act, 1999

Sarbanes-Oxley Act, 2002

 

Websites:

IT Toolbox

Tech Republic

BBC Technology RSS news feed

Gurteen Knowledge

First Monday

ALA

 

 

 

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