In this series of blog posts, Miriam Kahn, MLS, PhD writes for Lucidea about Librarians and Technology: Deep Thinking Means Focused Attention.
“As we think deeply about information, we realize that all information, all knowledge is interconnected. That statement seems very jejune but the concept is often lost as we spend our days in the information center connecting our clients with the information and data they seek. We are constantly busy looking for information, seeking connections, and collecting materials to answer questions and further others’ research.
Rarely do we take the time, and spend the energy, to determine how various technology applications are harnessed to connect information. Rarely do we think about how items in a catalog or a database are connected through the various indexed fields and data tags. Yet, it’s the subject headings and natural language tags that link entries together and make items findable.”