Making Tracks

27 Jan
Raccoon Tracks

Raccoon Tracks

I’ve been writing and thinking and talking about how we communicate information and/or knowledge lately and in a recent meeting, flippantly said, “I’m going to track myself and my own information seeking behavior for a week.” True to my own word, I’m starting this today. Check in at the end of the week to see both how well I track (I have a feeling it’s going to be hard) and any patterns in my behavior that emerge. I hope that in doing this for myself, I’ll have a better understanding of some of the issues, processes, patterns – general insights – into what I might find if I sought to do the same exercise for researchers or another patron group.

And feel free to join me and share your thoughts, too. Maybe collectively we can learn a thing or two.

(During a morning walk last week with Eliza the puppy, I saw a raccoon up in a tree. It was a first for me and I’ve been looking for his/her tracks ever day since.)

3 Responses to “Making Tracks”

  1. Lorri Zipperer January 27, 2014 at 1:39 pm #

    I so wish you could join us here for the PSafety mtg here in ABQ this March — this is the kind of thinking that healthcare needs — to see what works and what doesn’t work in information, evidence and knowledge (EI&K) seeking to figure out where the failure opportunities lie that minimize the ability of the EIK process to be highly reliable.

    • salgore January 27, 2014 at 1:56 pm #

      I wish I could be there, too. I’d even scribe it for free! I so want to put the skills I learned in class to the test. 🙂


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