How we value we add as librarians: we not only curate content for our students but also to teach them how to vet and analyze their sources in research: read more about
The curator’s filters
"Filtering is an early step in the curation process, but a critical one. Our learners count on us to cut through the noise and find the most useful materials to support their learning. If they find that we have collated material that is inaccurate, out-dated, or relatively useless, they’ll go back to using their own search methodologies for finding materials, and our attempts to support them will be for naught." From The Learning Journal
Shared by Michael Stephens on Tame the Web blog:
from the YouTube trailer description:
"The story of the most ambitious project ever conceived on the Internet. In 2002 Google began to scan millions of books in an effort to create a giant global library, containing every book in existence. They had an even greater purpose - to create a higher form of intelligence, something that HG Wells had predicted in his 1937 essay "World Brain". But over half the books Google scanned were in copyright, and authors across the world launched a campaign to stop Google, which climaxed in a New York courtroom in 2011. A film about the dreams, dilemmas and dangers of the Internet."
Learn more about this film!
It is an official selection in the 2013 Sundance Film Festival screening in Salt Lake City, Utah on January 18.
Wish I could be there. A must see!
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