Monthly Archives: February 2013

Knowledge as a Network; Libraries as platforms

NFAIS 2013 opened with a glorious bit of philosophizing about knowledge in a  keynote from David Weinberger, author of Everything is Miscellaneous and Too Big To Know. Some people might not care about “what knowledge is,” but surely anyone in … Continue reading

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Courseware, students, participatory design . . .

I sometimes hear educators say that students want only one courseware to contend with, that students don’t want to deal with multiple platforms for the courses they take each semester. I haven’t heard evidence for this claim, although one can … Continue reading

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Tools for organizational effectiveness

I believe quite a lot of people–even with no background in operations or manufacturing–could set up an assembly line that delivered a reasonable amount of efficiency. I believe the skill required to do that is based on knowledge that has … Continue reading

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