Week 6 Notes
Week 6 Notes LIS 4000 - 2
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Date Created: 10/29/15
LIS 400 Foundations of LAIS 102215 Week 6 Notes Zach Van Stanley We began class with a discussion of the differences and similarities between libraries and archives A major point from this was that archives are more focused on primary sources Another major takeaway is the use of archiving as a verb We then listened to a presentation by Kate Crowe called So you want to be an Archivist The key points of this are as follows 0 Jobs According to a survey by the Society of American Archivists 36 of archiving jobs are at colleges and universities 31 are in government and the rest are a mix of for profit and nonprofit 0 Twitter says 0 be open minded 0 know thyself o be willing to relocate 0 think of yourself as a professional while still in school 0 realize the importance of theory 0 have someone you know look over your CV 0 get experience in management 0 have experience beyond library school 0 jobs held by baby boomers will not be the jobs you will have 0 your tasks will vary depending on the institution 0 first job in archives are often paraprofessional 0 contact information for Kate 0 katherinecroweduedu 0 3038717944 0 kcrowe We then discussed our online discussions which are as follows 1 Amy Easely seed libraries Is a seed information Who should work this information What is the difference between data and information What is information Our discussion hinged on our definition of what constitutes information An interesting answer to this was everything We were somewhat divided on what qualifications are needed for an archivist in a seed library but the general consensus was that they needed methodology and knowledge from both biological science and library science 2 Frank Andreas Sposito librarianship as an art or science Is librarianship an art or a science What are the differences between social sciences and hard sciences Is science objective 70 of our class said that librarianship is an art 21 said it is a science and 9 said it was a science We came to the rather nihilistic conclusion that science is not really objective so no field can be objective The human element always plays a part in any endeavor 3 Farrah Taylor Library of Babel what distinguishes information from background noise What gives information value We emphasized the human element for distinguishing information Context provides the key The Library of Babel and the associated website are pure noise and information is only gained human interpretation One interesting point of note was that the internet created meaning not information This is because the information already existed but the internet added meaning through access For more information on these Visit https canvasdueducourses 1 7682 discus sion topic s 106712module item id287105