What kind of information professional do I want to be?

In an age where libraries are being deemed as unnecessary, as we can clearly get all the information from the web, especially Google; it is important that we as librarians and/or information professionals show how valuable we are. The aim of someone within this profession has always been to disseminate information to everyone. This means,Continue reading “What kind of information professional do I want to be?”

Can we all be authors?

In a day and age where we all have the means to publish our work – whether it be on social media, having out own website, or using self-publishing sites; can we all be authors? Do we all have works that can be considered ‘works’? The lines have become blurred due to this natural phenomeneonContinue reading “Can we all be authors?”

Intro to digital libraries

Digital libraries comprise of managed collections of information, where the information is stored in digital formats and is accessible over a network (Arms, 2001). Thus digital libraries differ from search engines, such as Google, as the data provided by them are not managed. The results provided have not gone through a process whereby someone hasContinue reading “Intro to digital libraries”

Visualising Data

“The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see.” – John Tukey. Whenever we analyse data, our goal is to highlight it’s features in order of their importance, reveal patterns and simultaneously show features that exist across multiple dimensions.However when we visualise data, there areContinue reading “Visualising Data”

The OPAC and the LMS

This week I was treated to lecture by Simon Berron and Andrew Preater from Imperial College London. It concerned the issues surrounding procuring a library management system (LMS) and procuring a user interface software and customising it. During the lecture, I did get distracted by the fact that Imperial College London should be shortened toContinue reading “The OPAC and the LMS”