Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Online tutorials

Developing online tutorials is one of the new areas of activities for librarians. I personally always like to contribute in developing these kinds of tutorial resources and I do believe a good tutorial can make a difference for its users. For instance, Inflite is a good example of a general online tutorial of information literacy skills which would be useful for anyone who would like to enhance his/her network competence. The website describes the inflite as follow :

“Inflite is an interactive web-based tutorial designed to introduce new college students to a variety of important concepts related to the use of information resources in an academic setting. inflite is intended to help students maximize their ability to effectively use the UE Libraries information resources.

inflite consists of six sections including identifying sources, choosing a topic, finding articles, searching ACE Catalog, using the Web, and citing sources. There is a short explanation about the invisible web. In future posts I’ll illustrate how the invisible web and information literacy are related together. I had already explained in my late lamented Weblog in 2003.

Friday, January 06, 2006

World Wide Words

If you are interested to find out about how different phrases and expressions have been originated in the English language it would be a good idea to have a look at the “World Wide Words” which has been developed by Michael Quinion. Also there is a good gateway to similar web resources about words on the same site.

Monday, January 02, 2006

New Year’s Resolution

This is my first post in 2006. I wish everyone a Happy New Year. My new year’s resolution should be “get a move on and get the job done”. So, I get back to work; I still have got a lot to do. Wish me luck!