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Annotation #1

Alexander, B. (2006). Web 2.0 a new wave of innovation for teaching and learning? Educause Review, 41(2), 32-44. Retrieved from ERIC (Educational Resources Information Center) database.

Critiques the term web 2.0. Describes history and evolution of concepts, projects and practices encompassed by the term. Compares different types of web 2.0 content. Discusses how old technology is transformed into new. Explains the uses and benefits of key popular interactive websites. Examines some problems with web 2.0 services.

Annotation #2

Cannon, C.M., & Malone, M.S. (2007). Surviving the information age. National Journal, 39(26), 22-31. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database.

Discusses history of technology with focus on the information age. Argues how the Internet has caused an unhealthy obsession with knowing and sharing too much information causing miscommunication and abuse of information. Weighs positives and negatives of access to information and lays out new rules for the information age.

Annotation #3

Antelman, K., Lynema, E., & Pace, A.K. (2006). Toward a twenty-first century library catalog. Information Technology and Libraries, 25(3),128-139. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database.

Explains history and problems of early online public access catalogs. Describes North Carolina State University Libraries new OPAC which uses enhanced browsing software developed for major commercial Websites. Provides in-depth look at new technology; assess new catalog's performance and looks at future changes to technology. Provides annotations and discussion questions.

Annotation #4

Tomasulo, P. (2006). The literature, arts, and medicine database from the New York University School of Medicine. Medical Reference Services Quarterly, 25(1), 49-57. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database.

Describes the New York University School of Medicine's "Literature, Arts and Medicine" free multimedia, online database containing scholarly annotations of works of literature, film, and art that relate to the experience of illness and medical education and practice. Explains use of the database and provides in depth examples of content.

Annotation #5

Doshi, A. (2006). How gaming could improve information literacy. Computers in Libraries, 26(5), 14-17. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database.

Discusses idea of integrating gaming elements in the library to excite the millennial generation and improve information literacy. Argues gaming would portray libraries and librarians in a positive manner. Provides solutions to financial and skill level problems in the creation of gaming environments. Provides further reading and resources discussed.

Annotation #6

Morrison, P.J. (2007). Why are they tagging and why do we want them to? [Electronic version]. Bulletin for the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 34(1), 12-15.

Examines uses of folksonomies and motivations for tagging. Questions the way tagging system works. Raises questions which need to be asked during site development. Examines positives and negatives of tagging in relation to author's website. Describes uses of tagging in gaming. Suggests further research needs to be done. Includes resources.

Annotation #7

Westcott, R. (2007). Reexamining the traditional communication model. Journal for Quality & Participation, 30, 22-28. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier database.

Examines difficulties of human communication. Suggests communication is complex and internal, not a simple situation of cause and effect. Argues active listening is not the best solution for solving communication breakdowns. Describes hypothetical scenarios to demonstrate how messages are filtered and interpreted by the receiver. Lists tools for facilitating communication.

Annotation #8

Zucca, J. (2003). Traces in the clickstream: early work on a management information epository at the University of Pennsylvania. Information Technology and Libraries, 22(4), 175-179. Retrieved from ABI/INFORM Global.

Describes the process taken by the University of Pennsylvania library to improve the measurement of the use and impact of electronic resource use. Explains the drawbacks to the previous methods. Suggests experimental ways of approaching the management information problem. Looks at long term future of the project.

Annotation #9

Clayton, S. (2005). With a little help from my friends: library, faculty, and instructional technology collaboration. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 2(4), 57-65. Retrieved from Library/Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text.

Describes information literacy project for the University of Redlands's teacher credential literacy workshops. Explains how the worlds of education, information technology and the library came to create the information literacy workshop. Gives pros and cons and speculation of the future of the tutorials.

Annotation #10

Shaw, J. (2006). Wireless solutions for public libraries. APLIS, 19(2), 85-89. Retrieved from Library/Information Science & Technology Abstracts.

Addresses reasons why libraries should use wireless. Explains wireless will meet user demands for the latest technology and instant access to it. Suggests allowing patrons use of their own wireless tools will save money and provide better space management. Examines ease of use, security and management issues.

Annotation #11

Hill, J. B., Hill C.H. & Sherman, D. (2007). Text Messaging in an Academic Library: Integrating SMS into Digital Reference. Reference Librarian, 47(97), 17-29. Retrieved from http://www.Haworth Press.com

Discusses "Text a Librarian" cell phone text messaging reference service at Sims Memorial Library at Southeastern Louisiana University. Provides literature review of text messaging. Describes promotion of the text messaging service. Explains how service works. Analyzes use of the service, and types of questions asked. Examines challenges of the service.

Annotation #12

Butler, R.P. (2007). Borrowing media from around the world: school libraries and copyright law. School Libraries Worldwide, 13(2), 73-81. Retrieved from Library/Information Science & Technology Abstracts.

Looks at worldwide copyright laws in regards to use of library materials by students and school librarians. Gives an overview of international copyright organizations. Provides sample questions and scenarios applicable to school libraries in order to help direct librarians to the appropriate sources of information. Includes notes and references.

Annotation #13

Meadows, J. (2005). A practical line in bibliometrics. Interlending & Document Supply,33(2), 90-94. Retrieved from ABI/INFORM Global.

Describes early post-World War II interest in quantitative studies done to determine which journals were most important to American college and university libraries. Focuses on Marurice Line's work in bibliometrics in social sciences and the affect on libraries. Questions how studies of printed journals are applicable to an electronic environment.

Annotation #14

Hofacre, M.J. (2004). Bibliometric study: descriptive authorship statistics in the American Archivist, 1993-2003, with a bibliography of selected articles. Mississippi Libraries, 68(4), 97-102. Retrieved from Library/Information Science & Technology Abstracts.

Describes detailed bibliometric study of descriptive authorship statistics in the journal of the Society of American Archivists from 1993 to 2003. Explains how the information can be used in library and information science collection development and management. Reviews related literature. Contains illustrations, and includes works cited, references and notes.

Annotation #15

Gayton, J.T. (2008). Academic libraries: "social" or "communal?" the nature and future of academic libraries. The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 34(1), 60,66. Retrieved from Library/Information Science & Technology Abstracts.

Examines usage and decline of academic libraries. Compares the non-traditional "social" library, containing cafes, social spaces, and info commons, with the traditional "communal" library. Discusses pros and cons of both types of libraries. Argues the traditional library model is more beneficial and highly favored by users.