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Module 1: Identifying Information


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1.5 Formats

Data, facts, information, intelligence, and knowledge can be organized, presented and retrieved in many physical formats:

Format Description
Printed Materials referenced and collected from print resources (hardback and paperback books, periodicals, print-on-demand (POD) documents, manuscripts, correspondence, loose leaf materials, notes, brochures, etc.)
Digital Digital materials are information materials that are stored in an electronic format on a hard drive, CD-ROM, or remote server. Examples of digital materials are: e-books, e-journals, e-course materials, e-databases, Web sites, e-print archives, or e-classes. These materials are accessed with a computer via the Internet. While not all materials listed in the library’s catalog are digital, many are, and the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog) provides the access to those materials.
Audio/Video Materials collected using video (television, video recordings), audio (radio, audio recordings) tools presented in recorded tapes, CDs, audio-cassettes, reel to reel tapes, record albums, DVDs, videocassettes, audio books, etc.
Multimedia Materials created by the use of several different media to convey information (text, audio, graphics, animation, video, and interactivity). Multimedia also refers to computer media. A PowerPoint presentation using slides, video, and interactive links is an example of a multimedia format.
Microform Microform: materials that have been photographed and their images developed in reduced size onto 35mm or 16mm film rolls or 4”x 6” fiche cards, which are viewed on machines equipped with magnifying lenses.
Human Information collected from face–to-face or telephone communication and conversation or other personal communication (such as letters and e-mails).
Module 1
1.0 Objectives
1.1 Analyzing and Categorizing Information
1.2 Understanding the Internet
1.3 Popular, Scholarly, and Trade
1.4 Primary vs. Secondary
1.5 Formats
1.6 Summary
1.7 Self-Quiz















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