Sunday, August 19, 2007
This has been a journey in learning, discovery and fun. I learned that there is so much new technology out there and how fast things are changing within libraries. I discovered that I liked trying the different exercises and had fun creating my Avatar, setting up RSS feeds, listening to Podcasts and YouTube. I also, had some problems but with the help of others I was able to work through them. My biggest problem was time because I had to do most of my project from home but I would not hesitate to do it again. And I did have fun experimenting and discovering that I could do this and not be afraid to try something different. Now that I'm finished I will probably at my leisure go back and spend a little more time with some of my favorites. Thanks for giving me this opportunity to explore and share this growing technology.
When e-books were introduced to our library through Overdrive I downloaded a few onto my computer. I have in the past downloaded e-books to my handheld unit using another program. I have also used Audible to download to itunes for my ipod. This is a wonderful service for busy customers. Through this library service they can still get what they want for 21 days and not worry about returning them and incurring fines. For this excercise I found a title that I have not read but will from my computer.
I listened to several podcasts from my itunes and yahoo accounts with news stories of interest that I subscribe too already. But I did find two podcast sites of interest called "Libvibe & Library Channel" that contained various stories concerning what's happening with technology, libraries closing, customers up in arms about weeding, etc. I added these two sites to my Bloglines account.
I took a look at the Web 2.0 award winners and checked out the digital storage sites. I toured a couple and found one that I liked(Picasa.google.com). After playing around with it I downloaded the program to my home computer and I love it. It has helped me to find all my photos and put them in one place. I've been able to enhance and make some startling changes to some of what I thought were my best shots originally. I could see this being useful to the library staff for storing pictures of their programs, special events, branch pipeline, etc. in one place.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
View my blog post about this thing by clicking on the link below created using Zoho Writer.
Monday, July 30, 2007
I followed the directions and as they said "Ta Da" my entry was placed there. I also, added my favorites to the favorites blog. Once again following the simple directions.