Friday, February 29, 2008

Behaviours & restraint on the Internet / Objectives of libraries in this age (網上行為問題和約束 / 圖書館的方針)

The Future of Reputation : gossip, rumor, and privacy on the internet


Have scanned the conclusion only

The Future of Reputation - Chapter 8. Conclusion: The Future of Reputation

作者認為保護 (個人和他人) 私隱首以社會規範限制,其次為法律阻嚇,最後無辦法底下才訴諸法律制裁。亦即是說不影響他人的自由建基於人的自律性,而教育就是自律性有多高、社會規範有多合理的關鍵。而現在往往很倚賴法律,就是因為人們對新多出來的空間 (網絡世界) 的威力不夠敏感,沒有相應的教育自然就是問題所在。

The author thought that privacy (personal and others) should be protected by the social norm first, and followed by law. Suing should be the last resort. That means freedom is owned based on self-discipline. Education is the key of how good self-discipline and how reasonable of social norm are. But now, law has been relied on so much because people are not sensitive enough to the power of the new space (Internet). No relevant education to users makes it worse.

Stephen 推介與同工討論以下問題 (課堂適用),並作為制訂資訊素養培訓和圖書館政策發展的考慮。

Stephen recommended the profession to discuss the following questions (also suitable for the use in class). They should be considered in the information literacy training and library policy development.

Questions for Discussion


Stephen's Lighthouse - Reputation Privacy. Gossip and Rumor


New York University Libraries - NYU 21st Century Library Project: Designing a Research Library of the Future for New York University. Report of a Study of Faculty and Graduate Student Needs for Research and Teaching

The objectives of the 21st Century Library Project are to:

Provide a stimulating, adaptable environment that facilitates the creative work of scholars

  • The library is a center for exploring and supporting the changing ways scholars discover, use, and create knowledge.

  • The library provides a gateway to digital content, with tools for thinking that enable scholars to navigate and make use of the explosion of information available online.

  • The library invents new ways to make its different types of collections (non-print media, books, journals, archives) accessible, navigable, and meaningful.

  • The library fosters a dialogue about how continuing innovation in services, collection-building, and space can enable the work of individual scholars and the scholarly community.

  • The library enables collaborative and experimental uses of the collection.

Enable both formal and informal collaboration

  • The library creates valued places for multi-disciplinary groups within the University to meet and work together, including experimental spaces.

  • The library builds exhibits, spaces, and collections in a way that inspires scholars and fosters interaction among them.

  • The library connects people who share research interests, while establishing and supporting networks with the institutions around the world that offer the most to NYU faculty and students.

Be a vibrant enabler of individual and community intellectual life

  • The library identifies opportunities – and plays an active role – in the forums we have for publishing and presenting research, and finds ways to support and encourage knowledge sharing between scholars and across institutions.

  • The librarians are known as a source of thought partnership for the University community, working face-to-face and virtually.

  • The library enriches the University community’s sense of place by facilitating access to all that New York City has to offer.

(New York University Libraries, & Katzenbach Partners LLC, 2007, p. 38-39)


  1. Improving and expanding spaces for work

  2. Enabling collaboration and connections across disparate disciplines

  3. Making the discovery process more powerful

  4. Expanding beyond traditional conceptions of the library

  5. Creating more spaces and mechanisms for inspiration

(New York University Libraries, & Katzenbach Partners LLC, 2007, p. 39-40)

只掃閱過整份報告,用家對空間和合作看得很重要,這其實會否帶點創造的意味?圖書館提供發掘資料的系統,用家吸收了資料後想有地方共同討論,以發展出屬於自己的見解和知識。Web 2.0 不就是這樣嗎 [空間 = Internet (wiki, blogging, etc.);合作 = social networking + web apps.;search = search]?難道這才是真正的 Library 2.0 (Web 2.0 的實體)?

Have scanned the whole report. Patrons place importance on spaces and collaboration. Would it imply on the creativity? The library provides system for information discovery. When patrons have absorbed them, they would like to have a place to have discussion so that new ideas are developedin the collaboration. Is Web 2.0 not the same [Spaces = Internet (wiki, blogging, etc.);collaboration = social networking + web apps.;search = search]? I wonder if it is the real Library 2.0 (Web 2.0 in reality)?

New York University Libraries, & Katzenbach Partners LLC. (2007). NYU 21st Century Library Project: Designing a Research Library of the Future for New York University. Retrieved February 29, 2008, from


OCLC News - OCLC Members Council discusses innovation in libraries


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