Knowledge Handler

Information Sources & Information Sifting Techniques

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Location: Independence, Ohio, United States

Librarian at Indiana Wesleyan University's Cleveland Education Center.

Friday, March 31, 2006

Knowledge Organizing Technologies

Trees and Tags is a section from a newsletter Release 1.0 by Esther Dyson, an Internet pundit. This is an extremely clear article on three methods for organizing knowledge:
  1. knowledge trees, such as the Google or Yahoo directories (or the Dewey Decimal system);

  2. faceted classifications, used by some libraries and commerical websites; and,

  3. folksonomies, user-developed indexing, exemplified by "tag" websites such as


Saturday, March 25, 2006

Thinkfree Online Productivity Software

Thinkfree productivity software is currently available for free. This nifty web-based tool allows one to create and save documents both in Word™ and PDF format. It was extremely stodgy when used with a Pentium II computer ; documented requirements are a Pentium IV. It allows one to open and create PowerPoint™ documents as well.

For more information on nifty productivity software, check the bottom of the web page I developed for a presentation to library staff, entitled: Information Technology for Public Service Desk Staff.