Tracy Seneca


School life:

I am in the School of Library and Information Studies at UC Berkeley, and will be finished with my MLIS in December of 1994. I have been in the Impact of New Information Technologies course since it began in the Fall of '93. In the Spring '94 term, I was a member of the Critical Theory focus group. In the Fall '94 term, I was in the Creative Arts group.

Papers and Projects:

Fall 1994
The Impact Guide to Museums on the Web. The purpose of this site is to provide access to world wide web sites created by museums. The user may access museum sites by the geographical location of the museum, the topic of the museum, or the region that the museum content pertains to. This site will continue to develop in the Spring, 1995 term. Future additions to the site could include an indexing or cataloging project for the images accessible from the museum page, or the addition of new methods for finding museum sites on the web.
Spring 1994
The Power of Language in Snow Crash and Babel-17. This paper examines the role of language and linguistics in two science fiction novels, and was partly inspired by Pam Rosenthal's lecture Surfing History, Hacking Metaphor: Two or Three Ways to Know Yourself in Cyberspace.

My final project for the Spring 94 term is entitled "Libraries on the Web, an Examination of Library World Wide Web Servers." In it, I look at the different roles that a WWW server can play, and look at a number of WWW servers offered by libraries to see how different libraries approach those roles. I also examine the differences between servers of Academic, Public and Special Libraries, and discuss what I felt were the three strongest library web servers. A link to each of the web sites I discuss is provided within the paper, so that the reader can view each site I discuss.

Fall 1993
Creative Styles and 'Networking Literacy' I'd like to point out that while I was writing this paper, a noteworthy portion of my bedroom ceiling collapsed. I turned the desk the other direction and tried to pretend it wasn't so. Very exciting.

Work life:

I have worked in the UC Berkeley library system for some years now, first as a student at the Education/Psychology Library, then as a staff member at the Interlibrary Borrowing Service, and am now a Program Coordinator at the Teaching Library. In my current position I teach drop-in workshops on using the Library's online catalogs, provide course integrated library instruction, and teach seminars on using gopher and world wide web. I have been a member of the library's "Web Implementation Team" since the summer of 1994, helping to create a WWW server for the UC Berkeley libraries. (This will ready for public use in February, 95)

Web Life:

Real happy with the following sites:

Trojan Room Coffee Machine

Monkees Home Page

Universe of Discourse


Life life:

Star-studded evenings at the Nugget - Reno, Nevada.

Tracy Seneca
tseneca@library.berkeley.edu


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