Wednesday, September 26, 2007

information collectors

listed here is five organisations that collect information from their clients or the public, these organisations monitor there clients for better retail or more customers.

2) mastercard
3) Australian govenrment
4) Bankwest
5) Westpac

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

The idea is that information, knowledge, and wisdom are more than simply collections. Rather, the whole represents more than the sum of its parts and has a synergy of its own.
We begin with data, which is just a meaningless point in space and time, without reference to either space or time. It is like an event out of context, a letter out of context, a word out of context. The key concept here being "out of context." And, since it is out of context, it is without a meaningful relation to anything else. When we encounter a piece of data, if it gets our attention at all, our first action is usually to attempt to find a way to attribute meaning to it. We do this by associating it with other things.


according to

Data:Data is a plural of datum, which is originally a Latin noun meaning “something given.” Today, data is used in English both as a plural noun meaning “facts or pieces of information.”

Information: Knowledge communicated or received concerning a particular fact or circumstance.

Knowledge: Acquaintance with facts, truths, or principles, as from study or investigation; general erudition.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

a podcast is an audio recording posted online, much like a short radio show.

podcasts are benefitial for university students because they contain a short and detailed description on the subject searched for.

In my case, I searched for electric guitar and i found amazing guitar solos and unsigned band music. This let me listen to fresh music from people without record deals and therefore nothing to lose. Also I found reviews on guitar gear and guitars themselves to assist you in what to buy.

podcasts are beneficial because they are purely sound, therefore you can type up work or search for information while listening to the info you obtain from podcasts.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

week 7 lecture summary

this weeks lecture we discussed information quality and the IQ of the world wide web.

how did the web get so unruly?
developed at the right time,
built from the arpanet,
connectivity, acess, retrieval and sending of data was the focus of arpanet research,
security of the network of little concern so early on.

evaluating IQ on the www
type of content.
level of content.
bias of content.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

useful functions of an online library

journal articles (databases)

Journal article references can be found by searching the library databases. In many cases the article reference will also contain the full text online, in other cases try locating the full text in hard copy on the journal shelves

frequently used websites

this contains a list of websites that are in general reliable and accurate

Books, Cd's and more

these are catalouges of books and cds to help you find what you are looking for, these books are all reliable and are rarely bias.


these conatain knowledge on the internet to help you with your questions.
some of these tools are...
Using the advanced searching features of the Library catalogue
Tracking down references & referencing assistance
Using search strategies in your subject area
Using EndNote
Evaluating Internet resources

library podcasts
these are to help you find podcasts to listen to relevent to what you want.

summary of evaluating websites

The page describes many techniques for evaluating information in websites.

these techniques are summarised below,
if the website seems wrong it probaly is,
if the website is named funny stories then it probaly is a joke of information,
if you dont understand the information they tell you how can anyone else understand the information you tell them?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

lecture summary week 6

internet vs web whats the difference?
internet: you find computers, connected through cables and wiring.
web: find documents sounds, videos, and information in an imaginary form
web is connected through hypertext.
The internet was invented by Tim Berners-lee in 1989

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

review of the article "the DNA of information"

The best way to appreciate the merits and consequences of being digital is to reflect on the difference between bits and atoms. While we are undoubtedly in an information age, most information is delivered to us in the form of atoms: newspapers, magazines, and books (like this one). GATT is about atoms.

The point is that while the atoms were not worth that much, the bits were almost priceless.
My bits, unlike PolyGram's atoms, were not caught in customs.

The information superhighway is about the global movement of weightless bits at the speed of light. I am only saying that the core business won't change and your product won't have bits standing in for atoms.

In the information and entertainment industries, bits and atoms often are confused. Is the publisher of a book in the information delivery business (bits) or in the manufacturing business (atoms)? In the case of textbooks, 45 percent of the cost is inventory, shipping, and returns. Digital books never go out of print.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

powerpoint tips

1) Keep your points to the point

2) Make sure your background is a different colour from your writing

3) Make sure your writing is big enough to read

4) Respect the audience, make eye contact etc

5) Practise so you can remember your speech in case of a system error