Information Overload: The Solution
Feeling a little Information overload? The librarian gives three rules for dealing with this problem.
Added: 2 years ago
[scene opens with a male student speaking with a male librarian (brown hair, glasses, mustache, suit and tie)]
STUDENT: I am feeling overwhelmed by too much information!
LIBRARIAN: Let's play a word-association game. Tell me your problem, and I will provide a solution.
LIBRARIAN: Context. Context makes information stop spinning around and get organized. You find it in reference sources like subject encyclopedias.
LIBRARIAN: Quality. Learn to find the best and most influential articles and books, and don't waste time with the rest.
LIBRARIAN: Narrow your ideas so it is manageable. Get into a small enough corner of the universe.
[cut to a closeup of the librarian]
LIBRARIAN: I will repeat ... Context, quality, focused idea.
STUDENT: Thanks. Where do I find more details on what you have suggested?
LIBRARIAN: Library research guides and tutorials located in the main library will help out. You can also contact us in several ways through the main library page for more help.
STUDENT: Thanks, your kung fu is the best!
LIBRARIAN: De nada, amigo!