Last week

Update: 12-7-2012 – ¬†Term paper turned in; holidays can start now. ūüôā

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About one more week to go (Dec. 8 to be exact) until the end of my first library class (Lib200). ¬†That mean only one thing, time to work on my term paper. ¬†At least throughout the course we have been working on it by gathering references, creating an outline and evaluating the references. ¬† But now is the time to commit to “paper” the¬†assemblage¬†of all this working into a¬†coherent¬†final product. ¬†Phew. . . ¬†I am ready.

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7-Year Battle To Stop Google From Digitizing Libraries Is Ending With A Whimper by Brian Proffitt

Dr. Ron shared this link with the class as it relates to an earlier reading that discussed Google’s up and coming Digital Library project and the legal battles that would likely result.

By Brian Proffitt via ReadWriteWeb

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/google-closes-two-chapters-in-ongoing-books-fight.php

Taking Notes

Image¬†¬†This semester for LIB200, Dr. Ron has us taking notes for all the reading. ¬†I think the concept of taking notes is a good idea based on the premise that we forget what we read and writing it down is a way to help remember. ¬†What I don’t like is that it take more time not only to read the book but to write down a shorted summary too.

   I have been trying out different ways to speed up this process.  First I tried reading a passage and write the notes, thoroughly in a Word document.  That took a lot of time.  Next I tried reading more of the chapter and writing down the notes.  Again, because of my through nature, this took time.

   I am now trying Evernote again.  I created an account a year or so ago but I never really got into the whole note taking syncing. Now I have more of an incentive to work with Evernote.  I have an iPad to take notes on while I am reading a passage.  Then I can sync to my desktop and copy-n-paste the notes into a Word document.  I think this will help to reduce the time it takes to take notes.  I hope.

MLIS Start

Well, Aug. 22 was the official start of my MLIS program at San Jose State University with my first core class LIB200 –¬†Info & Society with Dr.¬†Critchfield. ¬†So far a lot of reading as I expected. ¬†What I did not expect was that I would have to keep a reading notes. ¬†I understand the reasons, enforcing the¬†absorption¬†of the material, but it does take longer now to finish a section when I have to right down the summary too.

I also finished LIB203, the credit/no credit class on learning the aspects of the digital classroom.  I am happy to put that one behind me so that I can concentrate on reading notes.