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A YouTube Playlist for Librarians and MLIS Students

I wanted this playlist to encapsulate a spectrum of ideas about libraries. Some are very basic, that could be used as tools for librarians and their patrons. This playlist captures the scope of libraries, including innovations that demonstrate the relevance of libraries today. I also included a fun video about metadata, because it succinctly and… Read the full article…



Social Media’s Role in Tonight’s GOP Debate – and Politics

(Editor’s Note: This post was written by Dr. Jennifer-Stromer-Galley, an associate professor at the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University. Jenny has been studying “social media” since before it was called social media. She is an expert on human interaction through digital media, and has written extensively about political institutions’ uses of the Internet for… Read the full article…



‘Girls’ Premieres on YouTube, Say Goodbye to Sponsored Stories, And More: Social Media RoundUp

Editor’s Note: The Social Media RoundUp is a weekly feature of Information Space. The HBO television show “Girls” is giving social TV a new meaning this week. As season 3 of the series is gearing up, the premiere of “Girls” will appear on YouTube in its entirety just a mere 12 hours after its initial broadcast. This effort is in… Read the full article…


Distrokid: Where Musicians Keep 100% of Royalties

Notable iSchool alum Philip Kaplan (@Pud) is famous for his ventures Fandalism and F-ed Company. As an avid musician himself, Kaplan has dedicated his talents as a technologist and musician to helping those who love music as much as he does. In a recent announcement, Pud launched his latest project, Distrokid.  The music industry has changed from what… Read the full article…




Video Update, Week 6: Professor Scott Nicholson at MIT

Professor Nicholson is a month and a half into his visit as a visiting faculty member at MIT. This week, he discusses his experience attending the North American Simulation and Gaming Association Conference. Nicholson ran a session on the game Werewolf and how you could apply it to a learning environment. He also attended several sessions on gaming and education.


My Thoughts on the iPad 2

With yesterday’s announcement by Apple of the iPad 2, I was struck by several important aspects of this event. Below is a short analysis of what I perceive to be the three most important elements of today’s announcement – and none of them have to do with the actual iPad itself. These are: Apple’s ability… Read the full article…