Marchionini-ismsPaul, · Categories: Alumni and other friends, Amusements, General, Information Commons
Poet of a sort or at least a creator of bon motes. My collegue Gary Marchionini has a gift or a curse for creating oddly specific words for the field of Information and Library Science. He has not been as widely recognized for this gift/curse as he deserves. In order to rectify that, I present this short list.
- Vist – noun – the visual equal to gist. The visual heart of the matter. – over 1 million hits in Google almost all misspellings of visit.
- Surrogation – noun – the creation of a surrogate. – 5000 Google hits.
- Exoinformation - noun – the informational byproduct of an individual’s information-seeking activities. [Brunk] – 55 Google hits.
- Sharium - noun – A virtual workspace with rich content and powerful tools where people can work independently or collaborate with each other to learn and solve information problems. A collaborative problem solving environment. [based on Marchionini 99] – 250+ Google hits.