May 31 2008
Zotero: The Next-Generation Research Tool is a fabulous plug-in for Mozilla Firefox. It is a bibliography creator/reference manager. It doesn’t take long to download, and gives you a little icon on each page you visit. If you click on the icon, it stores a citation in Zotero. You can collect your links and add notes, and if you use sites with bibliographic information, like Amazon or library sites, it creates a bibliographic record for you. You can then export these in various formats.
I was able to install it, go through the tour and demo, and put together this list of things I have read in the last few months plus create a substantial reading list in a couple of hours with very little typing!
Bowker, G. C., Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences. New Ed edn (MIT Press, 2000).
Coulmas, Florian, Sociolinguistics: The Study of Speakers’ Choices. (Cambridge University Press, 2005).
Ferraro, Gary P., Cultural Anthropology: An Applied Perspective. International Ed edn (Wadsworth Publishing Co Inc, 2007).
Field, Andy, and Graham J Hole, How to Design and Report Experiments. (Sage Publications Ltd, 2003).
Fox, Christopher John, Information and Misinformation: An Investigation of the Notions of Information, Misinformation, Informing and Misinforming. (Greenwood Press, 1983).
Gilchrist, Alan (ed) Taxonomies for Business: Access and Connectivity in a Wired World. (TFPL Publishing, 2000).
Gilchrist, Alan, and Barry Mahon, Information Architecture: Designing Information Environments for Purpose. (Facet Publishing, 2003).
Goddard, Cliff, Ethnopragmatics: Understanding Discourse in Cultural Context. (Walter de Gruyter & Co, 2006).
Haynes, David, Metadata for Information Management and Retrieval. (Facet Publishing, 2004).
Haywood, Trevor, Only Connect: Shaping Networks and Knowledge for the New Millennium. (K G Saur Verlag, 1999).
Holmes, Janet, An Introduction to Sociolinguistics. 2 edn (Longman, 2001).
Jones, K.Sparck, and Martin Kay, Linguistics and Information Science. (Academic Press Inc.,U.S., 1974).
Keen, Andrew, The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet Is Killing Our Culture and Assaulting Our Economy. (Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2007).
Lambe, Patrick, Organizing Knowledge: Taxonomies, Knowledge and Organization Effectiveness. (Chandos Publishing (Oxford) Ltd, 2007).
Lincoln, Yvonna S., and Egon G. Guba, Naturalistic Inquiry. (Sage Publications, Inc, 1985).
Nielsen, Jakob, Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity. (Peachpit Press, 2000).
Pickard, Alison Jane, Research Methods in Information. (Facet Publishing, 2007).
Reiss, Eric L., Information Architecture Handbook: A Hands-on Approach to Structuring Successful Websites. (Addison Wesley, 2000).
Yin, Robert, Case Study Research: Design and Methods: 005. Third Edition edn (Sage Publications, Inc, 2003).