Posts Tagged infographics

Incoming and outgoing

2013  Hello. Goodbye.   What s Next  Top TrendsHere is a list, from over on the What’s Next: Top Trends blog.  If you head over to the post you can see the items in a list.  So soon we won’t be needing to vacuum – excellent news.  No need for intimacy or retirement.  We will be working until we drop!  In come memory implants (that’d be handy), pay by fingerprint – seeing as I’ve just become a mobile banking fan this would be awesome, as for pollution absorbing clothes I’m pretty sure my kids had that sorted a few years ago.  Anyway jesting aside it is interesting to see what the geek folk think we have heading our way, and indeed what is being relegated to the pasta.

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Dewey 398.2

Oh yes, myths and legends!

I love this Thinglink from Librarians On The Fly.  My new fave blog.

There was a question recently on the listserv about how to choose books for senior students, there was a deluge of responses with suggestions of ways and means.  This image has some answers to that question.  Also, in the ‘This irritates me constantly department’ I always resent it when people assume that I have time to read during paid work hours.  Seriously?  Haven’t you looked into my workroom, that mass of paper, books half processed, projects half completed, displays half put up, planners all over the show, timetables being adjusted.  Oh and look I’m not in my workroom, I spend at least half of every day out working with teachers and students in their classes.  Oh how I’d love the time to sit in a cosy chair and read at school – oh wait that is what I set it up for the students to do!  Lucky sods.

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Science fiction – find a winner

So many Science Fiction books – and I am counting Hunger Games and all that genre in the Sci Fi mix, someone will probably see fit to argue with me, but I am resilient and capable of defending my stance – so little time!

If you thought Science Fiction and Fantasy weren’t really your thing then this helpful chart might be just what you need to get started on the genre which is so hot right now.

“Last month, NPR published a great introduction, polling readers to determine the top 100 sci-fi and fantasy books of all time. Now, the design-minded geeks at SF Signal have transformed the NPR list into a handy flowchart that will help you choose the right novel for you. You can see a much larger version of the graphic here.” via Flavorwire

Sadly despite studying this chart for rather more time than I am going to admit to, I cannot find Mary Doria Russell’s The Sparrow.  It would fit, maybe over by the politics, religion, philosophy etc. section with Ursula le Guin and co.

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How Green Is Your Internet?

Have you ever wondered how much energy you are using when you’re on the internet? Have a look at this infographic video by Patrick Clair on how much energy the wired world actually uses.

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Why Use Infographics?

You have probably noticed the frequent use of data visualisations or infographics in reports, presentations, magazines, on tv, and certainly in online media. But have you thought about using them in your library?

An infographic is a visual representation of data. It is about making important data information available in colourful, easy-to-read illustrations. Many of us, including students, find it easier to visualise information, data, or knowledge with a graphic present.

Stephen Abram suggests representing data as an infographic, as he has illustrated here, improves the understanding of data concepts or topics. With a colourful and engaging design, positive learning outcomes are achieved.

For more information on infographics and step-by-step instructions on how to create one, visit another of Stephen Abram’s posts Do-It-Yourself Guide To Infographics 

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