Monday, November 28, 2005

Information Quotes from Robert

"Information is the seed for an idea, and only grows when it's watered." - Heinz V. Bergen

"Know where to find the information and how to use it - That's the secret of success" - Albert Einstein

"It is no use to keep private information which you can't show off" - Mark Twain

"Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant." - Mitchell Kapor

"One of the great joys of life is creativity. Information goes in, gets shuffled about, and comes out in new and interesting ways." - Peter McWilliams

"Information is the currency of democracy." - Thomas Jefferson

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

"Information is the seed for an idea, and only grows when it's watered." - Heinz V. Bergen

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

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family." - Kofi Annan

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Important Info!

If you are going to make up any work or do extra credit:

All blog postings (reading reports, assignments, extra credit - everything) must be posted or handed in BY:

MIDNIGHT, Monday, 12/5

Anything later will not be counted

Grades will be posted by 5:00 p.m. on 12/6

Final Project Due Dates:

Presentations: Tuesday, 11/29

Tests: Thursday, 12/1 (after any leftover presentations)

Papers: Due by the beginning of class on 12/1

AP will be out of town 12/2 – 12/5 and 12/7 – 12/14

Monday, November 21, 2005

Information Quotes from Nate

"Listening is more than just a very rewarding habit. After awhile you discover what a world of information you can gain from hearing what others say, and If you're interested, you're interesting. All the most popular people are good listeners." - Loretta Young

"The speed of communication, the speed of information transfer, the cheapness of communication, the ease of moving things around the world are a difference in kind as well as degree." - Paul A. Volcker

"Congress has a duty to taxpayers to make informed decisions when carrying out its legislative, appropriation, and oversight functions. Such decisions require access to timely and accurate information, and when access is restricted, we are unable to provide oversight and fulfill our constitutional responsibilities." - Daniel Akaka

"The Internet's been so great, and it's so nice to have fans do nice, elaborate websites, but I think the downside is some of the things... for real fans to go on and see that 90 percent of the information isn't true or to see pictures that aren't really me." - Denise Richards

"The old techniques of gathering information don't apply to America's new enemies." - Chuck Rob

"We aren't in an information age, we are in an entertainment age." - Tony Robbins

"Most of us feel overburdened by information, although I would say the overloaded feeling comes more from coordinating all of the information and responding to it." - David Rose

"There are still places where people think the function of the media is to provide information." - Dan Rottenberg

"All of the books in the world contain no more information than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year. Not all bits have equal value." - Carl Sagan

"Data is not information, Information is not knowledge, Knowledge is not understanding, Understanding is not wisdom." - Clifford Stoll

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Information Quotes from Austin

1) "Information is a source of learning. But unless it is organized, processed, and available to the right people in a format for decision making, it is a burden, not a benefit" - William Polland

2) "Knowing a great deal is not the same as being smart, intelligence is not information alone but also judgment, the manner in which information is collected and used" - Dr. Carl Sagan

3) "You can always trust the information given to you by people who are crazy; they have an access to truth not available through regular channels" - Sheila Bullantyne

4) "Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family" - Kofi Annan

5) "Information is the oxygen of the modern age. It seeps through the walls topped by barbed wired, it wafts across the electrified borders" - Ronald Reagan

6) "If Information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development" - Kofi Annan

7) "Technology is so much fun but we can drown in over technology. The fog of information can drive out knowledge" - Daniel J. Boorstin

8) "This information movement, left to its own devices, will increase the gap between rich and poor and rich and poor nations" - Michael C. Dertouzos

9) "Information on the internet is subject to the same rules and regulations as conversations at a bar" - Dr. George Lundberg

10) "Information is money, but data is squal" - Angela Llama-Butler

11) "The information in the world doubles everyday. What they don't tell us, is that our wisdom is cut in half at the same time" - Joey Novicle

Websites from Tuesday's Lecture

Media Literacy Classroom Guides

American Library Association's Statement on Privacy

Find the owner of a website -

Find background reports on people -

Electronic Privacy Information Center

How Stuff Works

Dictionary of Computer Terminology

UNCW's Virus/Spam Information

Search for other blogs -

Example of a Wiki -

Check your mailbox size (UNCW e-mail)

Server Space for Students (TIMMY)

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Information Quotes from Brad

1. Your library is your Paradise. -Erasmus

2. The founding or endowing of universities and public libraries by gift or bequest. - Ambrose Bierce

3. Never lend books, for no one ever returns them. The only books I have in my library are those that other folks have lent me. -Anatole France

4. There are seventy million books in American Libraries, but the one you want is always out. -Tom Masson

5. A newspaper is a circulating library with high blood pressure. -Arthur “Bugs” Baer

6. Knowledge is free at the library. Just bring your own container. - Unknown

7. Nothing sickens me more than the closed door of a library. - Barbara Tuchman

8. Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library. The only entrance requirement is interest. - Lady Bird Johnson

9. I go into my library and all history unrolls before me. - Alexander Smith

10. Make thy books thy companions. Let thy cases and shelves be thy pleasure grounds and gardens. - Judah ibn-Tibbon (12th century)


1. You cannot tell your friend you’ve been cuckolded. Even if he doesn’t laugh at you he may put the information to good use. - Michel de Montaigne

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

3. Psychoanalysts seem to be long on information and short on application. -Gene Fowler

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

5. Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. —-Gertrude Stein

6. Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it. -Alfred Hitchcock

7. Often, the surest way to convey misinformation is to tell the strict truth.”-Mark TwainThe highest education is that which does not merely give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence. -Rabindranath Tagore

8. Information is not knowledge. -Albert Einstein

9. Communication can’t always follow the top-down model. With the fluidity of information in business today, leaders need to be masterful listeners; they need to be able to receive as well as send. -Joseph Badaracco

10. As a rule, he -or she- who has the most information will have the greatest success in life. -Benjamin Disraeli

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

No Class Today (11/8)

There will be no class today (LIB 103) – Tuesday, November 8th.

Unfortunately (or fortunately for you all) I have a work related commitment that I cannot change.

Use this time to catch up on anything you’ve missed, work on extra credit and think/work on your final project.

There is no homework for today.

See you Thursday!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Information Quotes from Tammy

"In today's knowledge-based economy, what you earn depends on what you learn. Jobs in the information technology sector, for example, pay 85 percent more than the private sector average." - William J. Clinton

"Imagine a school with children that can read or write, but with teachers who cannot, and you have a metaphor of the Information Age in which we live." - Peter Cochrane

"Animation offers a medium of story telling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world." - Walt Disney

"Information is not knowledge." - Albert Einstein

"Where is the Life we have lost in living? Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?" - T. S. Eliot

"Comprehensive anti-terrorism legislation provides new tools for law enforcement and for improved information sharing among Federal agencies to address terrorist threats." - J. Randy Forbes

"We are more thoroughly an enlightened people, with respect to our political interests, than perhaps any other under heaven. Every man among us reads, and is so easy in his circumstances as to have leisure for conversations of improvement and for acquiring information." - Benjamin Franklin

"Oh, I think there are a lot of people who would be buying and selling online today that go up there and they get the information, but then when it comes time to type in their credit card they think twice because they're not sure about how that might get out and what that might mean for them." - Bill Gates

"Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it." - Alfred Hitchcock

"Foolishness is rarely a matter of lack of intelligence or even lack of information." - John McCarthy

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Really Cool Website!

If you're interested in looking at historical books, this is a great website: Turning the Pages - Online Gallery (British Library)

Citation Information

Here is some info covered in yesterday's lecture:

Citation Manuals:

APA Manual - Call Number: BF76.7 .P83 2001

MLA Manual - Call Number: LB2369 .G53 2003

Chicago Manual of Style - Call Number: Z253 .U69 2003

Turabian Manual - Call Number: LB2369 .T87 1996

Resources for Formatting Citations:

UNCW Writing Center

Randall Library Citation Guides

NCSU Citation Builder

Citation Machine

More Information Quotes

From Monique:

“Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven. I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one without the talking about the other.” - Bill Gates

“The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn things they didn't think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.” - Steve Ballmer

“Information and communications technology unlocks the value of time, allowing and enabling multi-tasking, multi-channels, multi-this and multi-that.” – Li Ka Shing

“Renewable energy is proven technology, the price is dropping, the rest of the world is going that way, that's where our investment should be going as well.” – Bob Brown

“As we go forward, I hope we're going to continue to use technology to make really big differences in how people live and work.” – Sergy Brin

“The new information technology—Internet and e-mail—have practically eliminated the physical costs of communications.” - Peter Drucker

“If information is power, why are the powerful so ill informed?” – Arthur Curley

“We can have information as rich as the Web delivered to our email in-boxes.” – Jim Barksdale

“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

“Information is the seed for an idea, and only grows when it’s watered.” – Heinz V. Bergen

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Information Technology Minors

Message from CS Faculty Mmember:

Can you also let your current LIB 103 students know that they should take CSC 112 and/or CSC 110 next if they haven't already. Laurie is teaching a 112 section and I will be teaching a 110.