Dipity Timelines for Class Projects

Hi! I’m Pete Ramsey, one of the Reference and Instruction librarians at Langsdale Library, and I also teach the Information Literacy (IDIS 110) course in first-year student learning communities. For your consideration: Dipity.com In my non-librarian role as a professor, Continue reading Dipity Timelines for Class Projects

Columbus and a Sea of Blue Ideas

Columbus Breaking the Egg (Christopher Columbus) by William Hogarth For a scientist — or anyone for that matter — to proclaim the discovery of a physical thing (a country, a particle, a planet, a new species of fish) has always Continue reading Columbus and a Sea of Blue Ideas

The Wizard and the Great Zeitgeist

“House of Knowledge” by Jaume Plensa  If the internet or blogs were old enough to have what one might call a tradition, we can be sure that it would be predominantly based in retelling what is new, what is breaking Continue reading The Wizard and the Great Zeitgeist

Olympics, Twitter, and Access to Information

The London 2012 Olympics are embracing the social web, especially Twitter. You can follow just about every athlete, team and news organization, along with a variety of Olympic Twitter feeds. Twitter is a social media platform that allows users to Continue reading Olympics, Twitter, and Access to Information