30 Jan Any topic (writer’s choice)
Reading response #2. These are opportunities for students to grapple with the ideas and issues we are reading about in this course. You will find that your effort will pay off as you tackle the other assignments in the course. Reading responses are marked as complete or incomplete. Be sure to read the instructions and address all the prompts. A grade of incomplete indicates your submission was not adequate.)
Reminder: These reading responses are part of your participation grade.
Rowley & Hartley (2008), Chapter 4: Users and user behavior, 99-124.
Fidel, R. (1994) User-centered indexing. Journal of the American Society for Information Science 45 (8): 572576. UserCenteredIndexing.pdfPreview the document
The Guadeloupe Raccoon (podcast), http://www.radiolab.org/story/stanger-paradise/. (especially at 26 in the audio recording)
Post short responses to the following questions:
What are the two approaches to indexing discussed by Fidel (1994)? Be sure to note the essential characteristics of each approach in your own words.
Discuss why Fidel’s distinction is important.
In terms of the focus of this course, what did you take away from the podcast? Be specific and use an example or two from the podcast, your own experience, and our readings and resources (including lectures) for this course to date.
Offer your thoughts on how you see these readings and resources, including Rowley & Hartley, connecting or intersecting. Be specific.