Friday, January 09, 2009


There is a new issue of Libri, which contains an article on information literacy:
Edzan, N. (2008) "Information Literacy Development in Malaysia: a Review." Libri, 58 (4).
The current issue is only available to subscribers, though anyone can see the abstracts at:
Once Libri issues are a year old they are free. Newly free online is vol 57 (4), which includes:
Austria, J. (2007) "Developing Evaluation Criteria for Podcasts." Libri, 57 (4), 179-272. "The purpose of this study is to determine whether or not evaluation criteria used to assess print material transfer to podcasts. The author surveyed eleven library graduate school students and one library graduate professor over a four-week period. Respondents listened to either Nature Podcast or Science Talk and filled out a two-part questionnaire. Analysis of the data demonstrated respondents experienced difficulty in assessing audience, bias/point of view, scope/coverage, and accuracy in podcasts using print evaluation criteria. The results of this study indicate additional research is needed to clearly define evaluation criteria for podcasts. "
Photo by Sheila Webber: Festive doors, Blackheath, January 2009

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