Capstone Portfolio: Acquire New Knowledge, Skills and Perspectives

"Demonstrate life-long learning skills by continually acquiring new knowledge, skills and perspectives to respond to changing conditions"

Artifact

Omeka: An online exhibition tool (Powerpoint presentation on an open source software tool);
LI 815XR, Information Technology;
Instructor: Kelly Fann

Reflection

Both of the artifacts presented here represent my interest in learning about new and emerging technologies, and examining how they can be utilized in a library setting.

Omeka is an open source online exhibition tools that provides users with a way to rapidly and easily create an online exhibition. It comes prepackaged with templates and plugins, which make it both easy for novices to get started and allow for flexibility for customization by more advanced programmers.

Artifact

LibraryThingalicious: Social Cataloging in Libraries, an annotated bibliography
LI 804A: Theory of Organization of Information;
Instructor: Dr. Lynne Chase

Reflection

My LibraryThingalicious annotated bibliography attempts to address the integration of social software such as LibraryThing and del.icio.us into library catalogs and its implications with regards to how books are identified by users in new ways. This includes information about folksonomies and how they compare to controlled vocabulary subject headings as finding aids.