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Transforming Information Quality
Online - Medford
Subjects: United States; Professional services not elsewhere classified
Author: Ojala, Marydee
Date: Jul/Aug 2009
Start Page: 5
Pages: 1
Section: home page
Abstract (Document Summary)

Information professionals are devoted to finding quality information. No one doubts that. People high-mindedly point to peer review, value-added indexing, and sophisticated search strategies as guarantors of quality. Sometimes that's the correct approach. On campus, whether it's virtual or physical, information transformation is obvious. Researchers are finding blog posts, discussion group entries, videos, microblog comments, links from Tweets, shared resource sites, Wikipedia articles, podcasts, and preprints on scholarly topics. It's not that people lack information, it's how the information is interpreted, analyzed, and acted upon. It's not the precision/recall ratio; it's judgment. It's listening to different voices, gaining new evaluation skills, and paying attention to new quality measures.

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