As some librarians worry about the digital divide between rich and poor they sometimes miss a key component of that. The digital divide leads to a divide in skill sets as well. Not only will someone on the short side lose out on technological access, but they will lack the skills needed to find, assess, and ultimately utilize information.
Originally created in the UK by Brian E Hodges (Ret.) at Manchester Metropolitan University -
Hodges' Health Career - Care Domains - Model [h2cm]
- can help map health, social care and OTHER issues, problems and solutions. The
model takes a situated and multi-contextual view across four knowledge domains:
Our links pages cover each care (knowledge) domain e.g. SCIENCES:
HOW often have you wasted time searching through page after page of e-mail messages, Web sites, notes, news feeds and YouTube videos on your computer, trying to find an important item?
If the answer is “too often,” a San Francisco company, Radar Networks, is testing a free, Web-based application, called Twine, that may provide some robotic secretarial help in organizing and retrieving documents.
Twine (twine.com) can scan almost any electronic document for the names of people, places, businesses and many other entities that its algorithms recognize.
Martin writes "The Net Generation, it turns out, may not be so tech savvy after all. And they are drowning in information as the number of databases, online journals and electronic books continues to climb. This article in the Chronicle of Higher Education Right Here
offers an overview of how colleges are coping with the need to offer students training in Information Literacy, as well as the debate about how best to go about doing so."
Martin writes "The author of this article in Harvard Business Review argues that those who claim "the world is flat" are making the mistake of equating information with knowledge. "Information is a message, one-dimensional and bounded by its form. . . . You can package it and instantly distribute it to anyone, anywhere." Google is the ultimate information machine.
Durst writes "Talk about letting your employees have their say! This article in the NYT profiles the management style of Rite-Solutions, a company that provides classified systems to the Navy. BUT, listening to their employees has allowed them to diversify their portfolios and lets them "harvest collective genius."
What better way to keep your employees engaged, committed, and innovative?"
AshtabulaGuy writes "The General Synod Library of the Anglican Church of Canada announced the creation of freely accessible databases for researchers. A book catalog is offered as part of the suite of databases as well as an article citations database covering Anglican-specific publications.