Ashford Library Case Study

746 Words 3 Pages
o Searching for information on Google is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Is that true? Was the library of the 19th century more efficient? Explain.
We have access to more references in less time by searching for information on Google versus using an index card system in the 19th century library. A historical example is the traditional card catalog in a library, which essentially did not contain any raw data itself, but instead had a series of cards organized alphabetically so that each card pointed the user to a book that might contain the information for which he or she was searching. Much more common today are the metadata in Web sites that encode data so that the user can identify and retrieve desired information. (Bowles 2010).
…show more content…
The first is a public domain database, which is entirely free and open to anyone with a computer and an Internet connection. The second is a proprietary database, which is accessible only to someone who pays for a subscription or belongs to an institution that purchases a membership (Bowles 2010). Bing, Google and Yahoo are examples or public domain databases and Ashford Library is a proprietary database. Information on the Internet was created for many purposes such as to inform or persuade to present a viewpoint, and to create or change an attitude or belief. Although when used properly, credible information can be obtained through search engines- not everything recovered is from a credible source. Ashford Library is from a scholastic source and the information found within is from credible …show more content…
From Myspace, to Friendster, to Facebook, to Twitter- more and more of us flock to these sites to see what’s going on around us. But a lot of us are unaware of the privacy issues that come along with logging and posting onto these sites- such as me. I didn’t really see how serious privacy issues were until I took this course and read the many articles regarding the many privacy concerns of using social media sites; such as where you’ve been, what you’re listening to, what you’re interests are, who you’re associated with, when you’re not home, where you live or work, what your family looks like, etc. When it comes to these sites, there’s no such thing as privacy. You register your personal information and it’s permanently embedded into the internet. I’ve been a victim of social media. I’ve posted things on the internet that I wish I hadn’t and till this day, I have things on the internet that I just can’t seem to delete. I have certain things on my Facebook that I don’t want to world to see but keeping everything personal and private to just a certain group of people is almost impossible when it comes to social

Related Documents