Infomotions provides consulting, teaching, and computer programming services to libraries, librarians, and other library organizations.
With more than twenty years of experience, Infomotions can assist you, your staff, and your fellow employees learn about, create, and maintain digital library collections and services that are usable, scalable, sustainable, and relevant to your patrons.
The purpose of this website is to describe, illustrate, and demonstrate the values of Infomotions as well as our abilities. For example, Infomotions has been practicing open access publishing and open source software distribution for more than fifteen years. All of our articles, presentations, workshops, handouts, travel logs, and software are freely available through our Musings on Information and Librarianship. Two of the more significant items are the workshops XML In Libraries and Open Source Software in Libraries. A randomly created link to one "musing" is here:
- Computer literacy for librarians
- Description: The tools of the trade are your brain, your peers, and your computer. When it comes to your brain you have to know how to think. Think creatively. Think systematically. When it comes to the second tool, "No man in an island" and "two heads are better than one" speak for themselves. Computers provide the most powerful means for implementing the ideas created by the interaction of Tool #1 and Tool #2. Librarianship requires the mastering of all three tools in order to do quality work. You expect a surgeon to be a master at using a scalple. You wouldn't hire a carpenter who didn't know how to expertly use a hammer. In today's world, why would anybody trust a librarian, whose profession is about information and knowledge, who didn't know how to master a computer?
- Date: 1997-11-10
- Source: This is a pre-edited edited copy for Eric Lease Morgan, "Computer literacy for librarians" Computers In Libraries. 18(1):39-40, January 1998.
- Subject(s): computer literacy;
- URL: http://infomotions.com/musings/computer-literacy/
The Image Gallery contains more than 1,200 photographic images with browsable and searchable interfaces. Below are three randomly selected images from the collection:
The ability to search in an important component of any information system. By combining well-structured metadata with open source indexing techniques it is easy to find things in our collections. For example, try searching the Musings for articles, librarians, libraries, and librarianship, presentations, or travel logs. Search the Gallery for flowers or sculptures.
This site also hosts a number of other collections including our:
- Alex Catalogue of Electronic Texts - a collection of "great" American and English literature as well as Western philosophy
- Mr. Serials Collection - a set of library-related electronic serials
- Electronic texts - bunches o' books in digital form
- Mini-Musings - a blog
- Water Collection - some waters of the world
- Sandbox - the place where we do our applied R&D such as: MyLibrary, Infomotions's Movies, Infomotions' Gutenberg Index, Infomotions' Library of Books, as well as other half baked goodies
If you think Infomotions can assist you and your organization with your digital library collections and services, then don't hesitate to drop us a line. We love to get email.
Eric Lease Morgan
Date created: 2000-05-19
Date updated: 2012-08-27