Week 2: Information Abundance
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Alex Wright, Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages, National Academies Press, 2007.
Rosenzweig, Roy. “Scarcity or Abundance? Preserving the Past in a Digital Era.” American Historical Review 108, no. 3 (2003): 762, 735. http://www.historycooperative.org/journals/ahr/108.3/rosenzweig.html
Chris Anderson, “The Long Tail,” http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/12.10/tail.html
Levy, David. 2007. No time to think: Reflections on information technology and contemplative scholarship. Ethics and Information Technology 9, no. 4 (December 15): 237-249. doi:10.1007/s10676-007-9142-6. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10676-007-9142-6.
Post a discussion question to the course blog.
Download and install EndNote, download and install Zotero, and sign up for a RefWorks account and a del.icio.us account. Join the http://www.zotero.org/groups/nyu_archives_and_public_history.
Search NYU library resources and databases and begin to build a bibliography for your research topic.
Also, choose and begin using an RSS reader. Subscribe to at least five (5) blogs related to archives, museums, history, and/or your research topic. Send your del.icio.us username to the class e-mail list; add all your classmates to your del.icio.us network.