The University of Arizona

Depuis 2006, la School of Information Resources and Library Science de l'Université d'Arizona propose des podcasts et des vidéos des conférences, séminaires ou autres interventions proposées au sein de l'institution.

SIRLS records educational events, guest speakers and other kinds of live presentations in order to share them with students, faculty, alumni, staff and others in the SIRLS community who are unable to attend. These recordings, which may include audio or audio and video combined with supplementary presentation material, enrich the educational experience for SIRLS virtual students who are unable to attend programs in person.

Quelques titres :

  • What is a Progressive Librarian? :
    "Feeney starts the panel with information on SRRT (ALA's Social Responsibilities Round Table) and TFOE (SRRT's Task Force on the Environment). She also discusses what a progressive librarian means. Wilding continues the discussion by providing background on SRRT and PLG. Mathiesen concludes the panel with ethical considerations for what progressivism means for a librarian. "
  • Suzanne Weisband (Arizona, Management Information Systems) - Challenges for Leading at a Distance :
    "The goal is to present new challenges facing leaders in this flatter, global, highly interconnected, world of work, and to suggest new ways of working at a distance"
  • Kathryn La Barre (Illinois, Library and Information Science) presents Bootstrapping facets by revisiting the heritage of early document retrieval systems :
    " Facets and facet analysis are an increasingly common part of the contemporary discourse surrounding access and discovery systems. These intuitively adaptable structures are often integrated into browsing and searching tools for e-commerce sites, digital museum portals, and online library catalogs. References to the heritage of early document retrieval systems, like the Universal Decimal Classification, and the indexing systems that were tested as part of the Cranfield studies, are rarely part of this discussion. This omission obscures the fact that facets as an information retrieval construct necessarily arise from practice, from observation, and from use. Robust and fully faceted information infrastructures require clearly articulated principles that are anchored in lessons drawn from the success and failures of early implementations."
  • Tony Doyle (CUNY, Hunter College Library) presents Privacy and Perfect Voyeurism :
    "We rightly assume that our lives will be better if certain information about ourselves remains private. In libraries, for example, a strong case can be made for confidentiality regarding both circulation records and the websites visited by patrons on library computers. But not all violations of privacy are wrong, as when a public health emergency requires access to confidential medical records. Suppose, however, that someone came to know every fact about you: your medical history, your spending habits, your reading habits, and your bedroom activities. Would this person be acting wrongly if he never used this information to harm you? I argue that he would not and thus that there is nothing inherently wrong with spying or voyeurism. "
  • Martin Frické (Arizona) presents DIKW: The Knowledge Pyramid :
    "Many theoreticians, in Computer Science, Management Information Systems and in Librarianship, see information in terms of a data-information-knowledge–wisdom (DIKW) hierarchy or pyramid. The questions of the paper are whether the DIKW pyramid is a useful and intellectually desirable construct to introduce, whether the views expressed about DIKW are true and have evidence in favor of them, and whether there are good reasons offered or sound assumptions made about DIKW. In brief, is DIKW an intellectually attractive prospect? "
  • Don Fallis (Arizona) presents The Epistemology of Wikipedia :
    "Wikipedia is having a huge impact on how a great many people gather information about the world. This talk will look at whether it is a good idea for people to use Wikipedia to try to acquire knowledge. While there are legitimate concerns about its reliability (since anyone can edit it), the empirical evidence suggests that Wikipedia is fairly reliable (especially compared to those information sources that are as easily accessible). In addition, I will argue that Wikipedia has a number of other virtues that outweigh any deficiency in terms of reliability. Even so, we should still be trying to identify changes (or alternatives) to Wikipedia that will yield even better consequences. And, toward that end, we still need a better understanding of why Wikipedia works as well as it does."
  • Kay Mathiesen - Group Rights to Control Information versus Individual Rights to Access Information :
    "Intellectual Freedom is the core value of the Library and Information Profession. As the American Library Association puts it, "In a free society individuals are free to determine for themselves what they wish to read." Recently, the Draft Protocols for Native American Archival Materials put forward a number of principles for Archives and Libraries that would restrict such access. According to the Protocols, "Native American and other Indigenous communities' knowledge can be collectively owned and access to some knowledge may be restricted as a privilege rather than a right." More broadly, Article 31 of the Draft Declaration the Rights of Indigenous Peoples states that, "Indigenous peoples have the right to maintain [and] control their cultural heritage, traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions." The intellectual freedom of individuals to access "what they wish to read" appears to be challenged by such claims to limit access to information based on group rights. This talk explores these possible value conflicts between indigenous people's rights to control their cultural information and the individual's rights to freely access information. Arguments for and against such group rights to control access to cultural information will be discussed and evaluated.. "