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Announcing the Conversants Conference

Call for Participation and Collaboration Announcing “Conversants A Participatory Conversation,” a new idea in professional development for challenging economic times. We invite you to join the movement to create and share information through worldwide coordinated conversations. Library communities and organizations … Continue reading

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Prof. R. David Lankes receives the 2009 Emerald Outstanding Paper Award

Emerald Group Publishing of the United Kingdom has selected Syracuse University School of Information Studies (iSchool) Associate Professor R. David Lankes’ paper, “Credibility on the Internet: Shifting from Authority to Reliability,” as a 2009 Outstanding Paper Award Winner. Emerald is … Continue reading

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Nicolette Sosulski: Reference Hero

You know, I do a lot of talking about how librarians need to be less anonymous, and more personal. I should do my part as well. I not only do a lot of talking about reference, I use it too. … Continue reading

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Mashups Made Real

So I was moderating a WebWise pre-confernece on mashups with Eli Neiburger and Joe Ryan. Eli had a great observation, that data and API’s are to the information age what interchangeable spare parts were to the industrial age. APIs and … Continue reading

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Bullet Point: “Recorded Knowledge is an Oxymoron”

There is a phrase widely used in librarianship that has always bothered me – “recorded knowledge.” It bothers me for a couple reasons, not the least of which it is often invoked by folks who define librarianship as collections and … Continue reading

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New Concepts in Digital Reference

Lankes, R. David (2009). New concepts in digital reference. San Rafael, CA: Morgan-Claypool

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Reference Extract in under 4 minutes

If the long explanation of Reference Extract is, well, too long, here is some help. The first is a 3 minute video on the basic concept of the project: Reference Extract: Concept from R. David Lankes on Vimeo. The second … Continue reading

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