Information technology is an essential part of the field of information science. Innovative and emerging technologies are changing the way information professionals do business. It is vital for professionals in the field to maintain a current awareness of technologies that may not be currently relevant but may become relevant tools of future information resources. Information technology encompasses the design, evaluation, and implementation of technologies that are relevant to information processes.
Web 2.0 Products is a website I designed that showcases the various networking applications I have learned in the program. Included on my website is a page I developed by using html code, a podcast I created discussing the future of information science, a screencast that shows people how to create a video using iMovie, and a mobile website I designed for my dog rescue. These skills will be useful in whatever information environment I enter upon completing this program.
I developed another website using Drupal for the Library Anchor Models Bridging Diversity Achievements (LAMBDA) project. With the skills learned from creating my first Drupal site as noted above, I was able to develop a more comprehensive and interactive website, keeping the theme consistent with the University of Tennessee and the School of Information Sciences websites. Having a higher level of access in Drupal with this project allowed me to gain additional knowledge in Google Analytics, RSS feeds, forums, and using CSS to change theme colors, fonts, layouts, and design. Drupal offered more options and functions in this project, which enabled me to learn more from an administrator and architecture standpoint.
I developed a third website using RapidWeaver and uploaded the content to my UT Unix account using Cyberduck as open source SFTP. RapidWeaver is a fairly straightforward program similar to Drupal. Working with Cyberduck to upload content to my UT UNIX account was challenging because I had no experience with open source SFTP and had never uploaded content to a webhost. I had little direction in the entire process from start to finish, but was able to teach myself the necessary steps to get my content from RapidWeaver to a live website.
Information Technology by ASIST
- Information Systems: Software, Hardware, Retrieval
- Telecommunication and Networking
- Information Architecture and Infrastructure
- Programming for Information Processes