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SXSW Interactive 2013

Collective Conscious for Gathering Information

Information is constantly changing and evolving. Librarians know this. Journalists know this. Educators know this. But, how can individuals within these disciplines work together to keep pace with the constant flow of information? And how must these institutions change to keep pace with their potential audiences? What forms of information gathering, distribution, analysis and archiving will be relevant in five years? All thrive on the same mission of providing information to the masses - it is time for a collective conscious mind for getting the information to the public--and for cultivating public curiosity and engagement. What new models will harness the power of the latest technologies? What types of open-source training will bring new audiences into the discussion about gathering, evaluating, and sharing information?

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  1. What kind of tech tools can be used to gather reliable information?
  2. What are some of the ways to train individuals to strengthen gathering skills?
  3. Where do you turn for reliable information?
  4. What do you see as the main value of information institutions: journalism, libraries and post-secondary education?
  5. How can journalists, librarians, and educators combine their help our communities learn how to find better information?



Tinamarie Vella, Access Services Librarian, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism

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  • Tags: collaboration, technology
  • Event: Interactive
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Government and Civic Engagement
  • Level: Intermediate
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