Tuesday, January 26, 2021

2021 #VWEDU: LIBR: The function of the online library is the same as library function has always been: Connecting people with their culture.


The function of the online library is 
the same as library function has always been:  
Connecting people with their culture.
What replaces the old library card catalog?  A search engine of course.  It is a much more powerful tool, but only for those who know how to use it.  

Not about books?

  • Books used to be the main distributable part of culture
  • Then came records, movies, CDs, and DVDs.
  • They began appearing in libraries as soon as they became distributable.
  • Now the internet has emerged as a new distribution method.
  • It distributes the contents of books.  
  • Most people just wanted the contents, so they don't mind leaving the paper behind.
  • No book stacks, no building to maintain.  What is a library to do?
  • You are only connected to what you can find.


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    Finding

    • Digital curation
    • In the digital world finding is based on keywords and categories.
    • Items are only found if they use common keywords.

    The skill set for Google search

    Inquiry-based learning 

    Tools

    • Beginners best start with Google search: Instructions for using it are abundant.
    • You focus the search with keywords so these become your main tool set. 

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