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Futurist from 1989 is astonishingly accurate about homes in 2020

Futurist from 1989 is astonishingly accurate about homes in 2020

Futurist from 1989 is astonishingly accurate about homes in 2020

 

 

Posted on: February 28, 2020, 6:47 am Category: Uncategorized

“Historical Development of Definitions of Information Literacy: A Literature Review of Selected Resources” (Preprint)

Research Article: “Historical Development of Definitions of Information Literacy: A Literature Review of Selected Resources” (Preprint)

https://www.infodocket.com/2020/01/20/research-article-historical-development-of-definitions-of-information-literacy-a-literature-review-of-selected-resources-preprint/

“The following article/preprint was accepted for publication by The Journal of Academic Librarianship on January 3, 2020. The full text version linked to below was recently shared by the author on the Oral Roberts University institutional repository.

Title

Historical Development Of Definitions Of Information Literacy: A Literature Review Of Selected Resources

Author

Angela Sample
Oral Roberts University

Source

via Academic Showcase: Oral Roberts University
Forthcoming: The Journal of Academic Librarianship

Abstract

This article traces the historical progression of Information Literacy (IL) definitions from 2000 to 2015 in the published literature on first-year seminar and freshman general education IL instruction in the U.S. This period roughly corresponds to the influence of the ACRL’s Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education (Standards) on the work of LIS professionals and scholars in IL and information literacy instruction (ILI), prior to the adoption in January 2016 of the Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education (Framework). Following a brief look at the background of IL in Library and Information Science (LIS), the chronological development of IL definitions is examined using the three major categories of IL definitions based on Addison and Meyers’ (2013) framework of IL definitions, and concludes with a discussion of limitations of Addison and Meyers’ (2013) framework of IL definitions. The information presented here offers one perspective of viewing the development and history of IL in U.S. higher education.

Direct to Full Text Article

Posted on: February 28, 2020, 6:14 am Category: Uncategorized

College course on “adulting” so popular it’s now turning students away

College course on “adulting” so popular it’s now turning students away

College course on “adulting” so popular it’s now turning students away

Posted on: February 28, 2020, 6:06 am Category: Uncategorized

Amazon’s Ring app shares loads of your personal info, report finds Ring isn’t the only company getting a ton of info about you and your setup.

Amazon’s Ring app shares loads of your personal info, report finds

Ring isn’t the only company getting a ton of info about you and your setup.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/01/amazons-ring-app-shares-loads-of-your-personal-info-report-finds/

“Amazon’s Ring line of home surveillance products has come under intense scrutiny in recent months following a seemingly endless litany of worrying revelations about Ring’s police partnershipsaccount securityvulnerabilitiesemployee snooping, and sharing of extremely detailed location data. Now, we have a new report to add to the pile: it seems the app that customers use to manage and control a Ring camera is sending all kinds of personal data around as well.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation took a deep dive into the Android version of the Ring app, which it determined to be “packed with third-party trackers sending out a plethora of customers’ personally identifiable information.” Moreover, the EFF adds, this data sharing happens “without meaningful user notification or consent and, in most cases, no way to mitigate the damage done.”

The personal data sent by Ring seems to go to four main recipients, the EFF found: Branch, ApplsFlyer, MixPanel, and Facebook. Those recipients presumably combine data they gather from the Ring app with data they collect from other sources—either information they collect in-house or buy/trade from other third parties—to build a fleshed-out digital doppelgänger profile for any given user.”

Stephen

Posted on: February 27, 2020, 6:53 am Category: Uncategorized

On Meaning and Mattering: Engaged Scholarship

On Meaning and Mattering: Engaged Scholarship

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/meaning-and-mattering-engaged-scholarship

 

Stephen

Posted on: February 27, 2020, 6:37 am Category: Uncategorized

CDL: “Artificial Intelligence for Libraries FAQ”

New From CDL: “Artificial Intelligence for Libraries FAQ”

https://www.infodocket.com/2020/01/18/new-from-cdl-artificial-intelligence-for-libraries-faq/

“From the California Digital Library:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) buzzes around in campus conversations like a pesky fly – always present but hard to catch. To help librarians catch this pesky critter and use it to improve their libraries, Stanford University Libraries and the National Library of Norway sponsored the second annual Fantastic Futures conference. What follows is a FAQ based on the conference for those wanting to start their own AI journey.

Direct to Complete FAQ

See Also: Video Recordings From “Fantastic Futures 2019: 2nd International Conference on AI for Libraries, Archives, and Museums” are Now Available Online (December 19, 2019)

See Also: Event Report: “Design for AI in Libraries and Archives at the Fantastic Futures Conference” (From 2018 Conference in Oslo; December 18, 2018)

Posted on: February 27, 2020, 6:31 am Category: Uncategorized

PEW: About one-in-five Americans use a smart watch or fitness tracker

About one-in-five Americans use a smart watch or fitness tracker

About one-in-five Americans use a smart watch or fitness tracker

About four-in-ten Americans approve of fitness tracker data being used for heart disease research

21% of Americans say they use smart watches or fitness trackers

 

Posted on: February 26, 2020, 6:55 am Category: Uncategorized