Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Websites from Lecture #3

The Schøyen Collection (National Library of Norway)

History Magazine (The History of Libraries)

Quotes About Information

The following quotes are from Melissa:

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He is wise who knows the sources of knowledge -- where it is written and where it is to be found. - A.A. Hodge

I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking something up and finding something else on the way. - Franklin P. Adams

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it. - Samuel Johnson

Research means that you don't know, but are willing to find out. - Charles F. Kettering

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information. - Benjamin Disraeli

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Information networks straddle the world. Nothing remains concealed. But the sheer volume of information dissolves the information. We are unable to take it all in. – Gunther Grass

Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wire, it wafts across the electrified borders. – Ronald Reagan

Information, usually seen as the precondition of debate, is better understood as its by-product. – Christopher Lasch

Information can tell us everything. It has all the answers. But they are answers to questions we have not asked, and which doubtless don’t even arise. – Jean Baudrillard

The information links are like nerves that pervade and help to animate the human organism. The sensors and monitors are analogous to the human senses that put us in touch with the world. Data bases correspond to memory; the information processors perform the function of human reasoning and comprehension. Once the postmodern infrastructure is reasonably integrated, it will greatly exceed human intelligence in reach, acuity, capacity, and precision. – Albert Borgman

Monday, August 29, 2005


Make sure you have read "The Impact of Information in Society" (on ERes - Electronic Course Reserves at Randall Library)

Post reading response on your blog

(For Tuesday, August 30th)

Websites from Lecture #2

Here are the websites from Lecture #2:

National Geographic News: Journey of Man

BBC News: Cave Reveals Spectacular Secrets

Cussac Cave Discovered Near Bordeaux

The Cave of Cussac

Chronological Table of Cave Art

The Cave of Chauvet Pont d'Arc

The Official Lascaux Cave Site

Wednesday, August 24, 2005


For Thursday (August 25th):
Post your 24 hour report of information sources to your blogs by 3:30 p.m.
For those new to the class, don't forget to send me your blog address!

Friday, August 19, 2005


Before Tuesday:
1) Create a blog (you can use any free blog host such as, Blog City, Blogsome, MyBlogSite)
2) E-mail the blog address to me (
3) Find out 10 facts about me (I've given you 2 so you only need 8 more)
4) Post this information to your blog!

See you on Tuesday!