Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Spring 2006 Capstones: PostTracks, a Wiki, and a Student Radio Station Music Library

We're wrapping up week 5 of 15 weeks of the spring 2006 semester. I meet each week with my PhD students, Honoring Generations students, GRA/TA, and students enrolled in Capstones and independent studies. For her Capstone, Ann is continuing work with She and another student are creating the next issue of PostTracks, the online peer-reviewed student publication on Greg's Capstone involves developing a volunteer training program for the music library at the student-run radio program on Campus. Angela's working with the University Libraries reference staff to develop a UT Reference Wiki. She held an open meeting recently for library staff to discuss the project and solicit their input. The Wiki provides an opportunity for staff to share information and keep the content up-to-date. We often hear of Wikipedia. In this case, the Wiki service provides a workplace training and communication tool based on collaborative authoring.

Capstone presentations take place later this semester. The iSchool also recognizes students with a top Capstone award, announced at the spring graduation ceremony.