Information wants to be free…
But information does not, in fact, want to be free. It wants to be labelled, organised, and filtered so that it can be discovered, cross-referenced, and consumed.
(Goldsmith & Wu, Who Controls the Internet? Illusions of a Borderless World)
Hello, my name is Jo. I am an obsessive follower on BBC radio sit-coms, an occasional comics scribbler and a student on the Information Studies course at Brighton University. Since the course started last September, we’ve been considering the best ways to share our ideas, experiences and concerns. Unfortunately, it turns out that despite being a group of nascent Information Professionals, it seems that we’re actually pretty bad at getting ourselves organised to share information.
Ka-Ming had the idea of setting up a class blog; the idea is that we’ll all have posting rights on here, so the class can carry on a kind of a group discussion about what we’re learning. Hopefully this will be massively successful and this blog will still be of use to us when we’re working.
If you’re in our class and haven’t been added to the blog yet, leave a comment and I’ll add you if you like. Then everything will be brilliant.
If you aren’t in our class, then this blog will be worth reading because it will contain a wide set of different experiences from new professionals who are starting to conduct research. And of course it will link to other, perhaps more insightful blogs.
That’s it for now, I guess.