Infomancy n. 1.The field of magic related to the conjuring of information from the chaos of the universe. 2.The collection of terms, queries, and actions related to the retrieval of information from arcane sources.


Busy over at Digital Reshift

June 23rd, 2008 by infomancy

There haven’t been many posts on here of late as I have been busy blogging up a storm over at on my Digital Reshift blog [subscribe to the feed]. As I noted there, I am in Colorado today for the CASL (Colorado Association of School Libraries) pre-conference before the TIE (Technology in Education) conference. [...]

Games Aligned to NY State Standards

February 13th, 2008 by infomancy

Brian Mayer, writing at Library Gamer, has aligned a set of library-friendly board games to the New York State Standards. If you are thinking about gaming in a school library, this is an incredible resource to show how games can be another type of curriculum resource. Brian also provides links to all of the games. [...]

Question about 2.0 Job Descriptions

February 8th, 2008 by infomancy

I got a question today about writing Library 2.0 focused job descriptions. Here is the advice and links I was able to provide: The best place I can send you is a series of posts Michael Stephens (Tame the Web) did for ALA’s TechSource blog. I was actually one of the people he interviewed for [...]

Administrative Guide to School Libraries – DRAFT

November 12th, 2007 by infomancy

Here is an Administrators’ Guide to School Libraries that I created as part of an independent study over the summer. I was waiting for the new standards to be released before throwing out a first draft. This is very much a Creative Commons document wherein I am trying to help speak for libraries as a [...]

Coming to Terms With 2.0

November 12th, 2007 by infomancy

The line between Library 1.0 and Library 2.0 is somewhere on the continuum between the library as a service and the library as an experience. Medieval manuscripts created for patrons- commodity Printing Press makes cheaper books possible – product Information storage/retrieval libraries – service User focused libraries – experience Libraries as learning centers – transformation [...]