#hyperlibMOOC: Please Suggest More Books for the Reading List! 11

Greetings! The Hyperlinked Library MOOC is coming together. Kyle Jones and his team of SJSU SLIS students are building an incredible site for the MOOC and for our SLIS classes.

I wanted to put out a call – as i have done before – for additions to the “Context Book” assignment. We’ll use this in the MOOC and in our regular SLIS class. What socio-technical titles would you add to this list?



  • Anderson, Chris. The Long Tail
  • Anderson, Chris. Makers: The New Industrial Revolution
  • Batelle, John. The Search
  • Beck, John C. & Mitchell Wade. Got game
  • Berger, Jonah. Contagious: Why Things Catch On
  • Bernoff, Josh. Groundswell
  • Bilton, Nick. I Live in the Future And Here’s How It Works: Why Your World, Work, and Brain Are Being Creatively Disrupted
  • Buckingham, David (ed.). Youth,Identity,and Digital Media
  • Carr, Nicholas. The Big Switch: rewiring the World, from Edison to Google
  • Carr, Nicholas. The Shallows
  • Collins, Jim. Good to Great
  • Davidson, Cathy. Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn
  • Doctorow, Cory. Content
  • Duhigg, Charles. The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
  • Dyer, Jeff, Hal Gregersen, Clayton M. Christensen. The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators.
  • Fields, Jonathan. Uncertainty: Turning Fear and Doubt into Fuel for Brilliance
  • Frankel, Alex. Punching In
  • Friedman, Thomas. The World is Flat
  • Gee, James Paul. What Video Games Have to teach Us about Learning & Literacy
  • Gilmore, James & B. Joseph Pine II. Authenticity
  • Gladwell, Malcolm. Blink
  • Gleick, James. The Information
  • Godin, Seth. Small is the New Big
  • Godin, Seth. Tribes
  • Godin, Seth. Linchpin
  • Godin, Seth. Poke the Box: When Was the Last Time You Did Something for the First Time?
  • Harper, Richard. Texture: Human Expression in the Age of Communications Overload
  • Hayes, Tom. Jump Point:How Network Culture is Revolutionizing Business
  • Hsieh, Tony. Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose
  • Ito, Mizuko (ed.). Hanging Out,Messing Around,and Geeking Out:Kids Living and Learning with New Media.
  • Jenkins, Henry. Convergence Culture
  • Jenkins, Henry. Fans, Bloggers & Gamers: Exploring Participatory Culture
  • Johnson, Clay. The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption
  • Johnson, Marilyn. This Book is Overdue!:How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All
  • Johnson, Steven. Everything Bad is Good for You
  • Johnson, Steven. Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age
  • Johnson, Steven. Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation
  • Kawasaki, Guy.  Enchantment:  The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions
  • Kelley, Tom with Jonathan Littman. The Ten Faces of Innovation
  • Kleinberg, Tamara. Think Sideways: A Game-Changing Playbook for Disruptive Thinking.
  • Kusek, David & Gerd Leonhard. The Future of Music: Manifesto for the Digital Revolution.
  • Lanier, Jaron. You are Not a Gadget
  • Levine, Rick et al. The Cluetrain Manifesto
  • Levy, Steven. The Perfect Thing
  • Linkner, Josh.  Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity
  • Logan, Dave, John King, and  Hallee Fischer-Wright. Tribal Leadership: Leveraging Natural Groups to Build a Thriving Organization
  • MacKinnon, Rebecca. Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle For Internet Freedom
  • Martin, Patricia. Ren Gen Renaissance Generation
  • McGonigal, Jane. Reality is Broken
  • McKnight, John and Peter Block. The Abundant CommunityAwakening the Power of Families and Neighborhoods.
  • Meyer, Danny. Setting the Table
  • Neumeier, Marty. The Designful Company
  • Palfrey, John & Urs Gasser. Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives
  • Penn, Mark J. Microtrends
  • Pink, Daniel. A Whole New Mind
  • Pink, Daniel. Drive
  • Powers, William. Hamlet’s BlackBerry: A Practical Philosophy for Building a Good Life in the Digital Age
  • Reynolds, Glenn. An Army of Davids
  • Rheingold, Howard. Smart Mobs
  • Rosenbaum, Steven. Curation Nation : How to Win in a World Where Consumers are Creators
  • Rushkoff, Douglas. Playing the Future
  • Scoble, Robert & Shel Israel. Naked Conversations
  • Senge, Peter. The Necessary Revolution
  • Shirky, Clay. Here Comes Everybody
  • Shirky, Clay. Cognitive Surplus
  • Simon, Nina. The Participatory Museum

  • Solove, Daniel. The Future of Reputation
  • Sunstein, Cass. Infotopia
  • Tapscot, Dan. Grown Up Digital
  • Tapscott, Don & Anthony D. Williams. Wikinomics
  • Turner, Fred. From Counterculture to Cyberculture
  • Weinberger, David. Everything is Miscellaneous
  • Weinberger, David. Small Pieces Loosely Joined
  • Weinberger, David. Too Big to Know
  • Zittrain, Jonathan. The Future of the Internet and How to Stop It

11 thoughts on “#hyperlibMOOC: Please Suggest More Books for the Reading List!

  • Alan Kirk Gray

    You really, really need to have Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow. Far and away the best book I’ve read in the past five years.


  • Denise Murray

    This Machine Kills Secrets by Andy Greenberg is about Wikileaks and the people/culture behind it. Not only does it go into how Wikileaks works (worked) and the technology it’s built on and has inspired, but also the people that came together and their motivations. You don’t need to be a techy to understand it.

  • Andrea Mullarkey

    I feel like Ray Kurzweil should be included here…maybe How To Create A Mind.

  • Thomas Knutson

    Young, Nora. The virtual self: How our digital lives are altering the world around us.

  • Tracy Micka

    Manuel Castell’s Rise of the Network Society is dated (1996), but is probably one of the more formative works in the sociology of the ‘information age’. A second edition came out in 2009. I understand this book was the first part of a trilogy, which includes The Power of Identity (1997) and End of Millennium (1998) for which a 2nd edition was published in 2000 that (according to Wikipedia) is 40% different than the first edition. Any books about technology are bound to be dated almost as soon as they are published, nevertheless, Castell’s work may help to contextualize the field.

  • Brandy Stillman

    Rainie, Lee & Wellman, Barry. Networked: The New Social Operating System (2012)
    Jackson, Maggie & McKibben, Bill Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age (2008)

  • Jolene Finn

    Christensen, Clayton. (2008) Disrupting class: How disruptive innovation will change the way the world learns

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