Category Archives: CityLIS Writes

*** This category collects essays and reports written by CityLIS students. All the essays are reproduced with permission, and copyright remains with the author.

The essays are published here to encourage our current students to engage with written communication throughout their careers, and also as an education resource for other students, whether in library & information science, or a related area.

No supervisor comments or marks on the essays are shown. Whilst each of the essays published on the CityLIS Blog was awarded over 60% (merit), the published articles have been chosen by the course team as being not only well written, but also of wider interest to the LIS community and related disciplines. Constructive comments from classmates and the wider LIS community positively encouraged. :) ***

CityLIS Writes: Ask the Crowd: Ethnographic Methods and Community Engagement Strategies in Digital Libraries by Irene Tortorella

***This essay was written by CityLIS student Irene Tortorella in Spring 2016. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission as part of our CityLIS Writes initiative.*** Keywords: #digitallibraries #userstudies #libraryoutreach #socialweb #socialtheory #opendata #semanticweb #crowdsourcing Introduction The statement “digital … Continue reading

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CityLIS Writes: Gregorian chant and the story of musical documentation by David Baker

***This essay was written by CityLIS student David Baker in December 2016. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission as part of our CityLIS Writes initiative.*** Gregorian chant is the name given to a large collection of monodic (i.e. … Continue reading

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CityLIS Writes: > Enter: the history, development and future of Interactive Fiction

***This essay was written by CityLIS student Adelaide Robinson in December 2016. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission as part of our CityLIS Writes initiative. You can follow Ada on Twitter @adafrobinson*** YOU ARE STANDING AT THE END … Continue reading

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CityLIS Writes: Do we live in an ‘information society’? by Mariana Ou

This essay was written by CityLIS student Mariana Ou in December 2016. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission as part of our CityLIS Writes initiative. You can follow Mariana on Twitter as @librarianchimp. *** Abstract This brief essay … Continue reading

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CityLIS Writes: A History of the Photograph and Photographic Technology

*** This essay was written by CityLIS student Sharon Seals in December 2016. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission as part of our CityLIS Writes initiative. You can follow Sharon on Twitter as @sjseals. *** Abstract This article … Continue reading

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