Friday, April 17, 2009
Week 2 (February 16, 2009) — Blogs
Week 3 (February 23, 2009) — Tagging and del.icio.us
Week 4 (March 2, 2009) — RSS & Newsreaders
Week 5 (March 9, 2009) — Wikis
Week 6 (March 16, 2009) — Photos & Images
Week 7 (March 23, 2009) — Online Applications & Tools
Week 8 (March 30, 2009) — Podcasts & Videos
Week 9 (April 6, 2009) — Library 2.0
Week 10 (April 13, 2009) — Wrap-up
Instructors: Sharon Dennis, Rebecca Brown and Susan Robert
Friday, April 3, 2009
"...the discussion of Library 2.0 has been focused on little things we can do to better serve our users... implementing IM reference and creating a presence on social networks ... we have to be careful to not flood ourselves with new projects until we have a clear understanding of what it is we’re trying to do and where we want to go ... and that means first figuring out what our users want and need...
Library 2.0 is:
constant change and evaluation
not just about technology
...providing our users with access to information. Library 2.0 strives to reach this goal in part through customer-driven services."
I also found What is Library 2.0 interesting. It's also posted on slideshare.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Smart Crows and Ravens
Smart Crows and Ravens use a pedestrian crossing to crack nuts open
YOU'RE GROUNDED 'TILL YOU'RE 36!!! Sung by (apparently): Anita Renfroe
There are other Mom Songs on YouTube; the previous is my favorite, as well as, a Mom Song Kid's Response to William Tell's Overture with Lyrics
Patches the Coolest Horse
Horse riding in car....
YouTube Features that might be interesting if they were applied to library websites:
-Videos being watches right now
Friday, March 27, 2009
30 Boxes, the free web-based calendar was easy to setup and use - able to incorporate weather into calendar too! I am still wondering how it interfaces with Groupwise or my Blackberry.
Basecamp, a project management and task software tool, was outstanding. Imagine being able to control calendars, tasks, tracking, etc. online. Cost was a DRAWBACK. The lowest subscription was Basic for $24/month for small groups. I quickly realized that I was wowed by the features, but that I wanted a 'personal' management tool like Basecamp, rather than a project management tool.
My original message was untitled (I signed into blogger using gmail account) and used 'New Post' > 'Post' tab > 'Edit' to give my original untitled post a title.
When you click 'Share' it warns you you have not saved it, so I saved it as Zoho Writer - Saving... and am retrying the 'Post to Blog'
Zoho Writer has a 'Get my Blogs' window and window with a 'Post as Draft' or 'Publish' option. I will try the 'Post as Draft' option.
When I logged into Blogger I found the draft. The file title had became my blog title. Next I 'Publish Post'
Post to Your Blog
Being on the web, you can post to your blog from within Zoho Writer.
I found it under the 'Share' tab.
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Rebecca demonstrated how in the tags one can type
and it will send it to the specified del.icio.us account
Friday, March 20, 2009
I began by experimenting with searching for YouTube videos and adding them to 'Video' tab. Took a while to find the "Delete" video to remove one I didn't like.
Next I plan to work through the "Create and Edit a Wiki" document from 13 Things and the Wetpaint 'Tips for a Successful Site'
Perhaps a Wiki is better for topics with a limited time period, such as the MLA09 Wiki.
I experimented with finding photos of Nuuanu Pali State Park near Honolulu for the MLA09 meeting. Thousands of photos...this was a favorite.
I used the info at http://www.flickr.com/help/blogging - "How do I post photos to my blog?' which allowed me to send a test message to the blog which I will leave up and also to blog this photo.
Located at Nuuanu Pali State Park, the lookout overlooks the 985-foot cliffs of the Koolau Mountain Range. (Translated, "pali" means "cliffs.")
Nuuanu Pali State Park is open daily (weather permitting) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
I had used Bloglines previously, but stopped -- it was just one more thing to check.
Thanks to Rebecca for creating How to Subscribe to a feed using your iGoogle page . I finally created iGoogle and expect I'll use it.
Glad we created a Google Reader account too.