this has been a lot of fun.Most of it I was already using--myspace, youtube, ebooks and flicker. Other thing we did I was aware of but just didn't think I would use them such as RSS feeds and Podcasts. I am glad I tried those, but I probably won't use them alot. Blogger I probably won't use much in my personal life because I use myspace for pretty much the same purposes. I do see potential for using it at work though.At Answer Line we deal a lot with circ questions and get a lot of emails about problems, fixes, etc. It's hard to remember them all and have to search back through your emails to find them--not so efficient. Having them all posted on a blog would be great. I also see it as a good way to do book reviews so the staff and patrons can form an open forum on line.
There were some I had never used such as Library Thing --cool but I probably won't use it. Delicious (sp) not my thing. I do like Technorati a lot and will use that. I also see some usages for online software. I have already recommended it to Patrons. I like the portability and access.
I thought the lessons were do-able but instructions not always clear. It was hard being parttime and feeling like I was really rushing through a lot of things to get them done while at work.
I'd love to do more. It was an awesome experience.
Monday, May 7, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Google Labs are a good idea because it allows internet users a venue to play and let Google know what they want. I didn't really see anything that I would use. I looked at Music trends and found the results very odd. I did check some of the Google Graduates and there are some good ones.
Monday, April 23, 2007
I don't get as excited about Library 2.0 as the articles. The internet has changed a lot things, mostly making options easier and info quick and available. But the functions of Libraries are the same as they have always been, just different bells and whistles. Integrating technology seems natural and inevitable.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Honestly, I don't thing this is something I will use a lot. I am going to try and maybe I'll change my mind.