Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I had used some of the tools before, which gave me a great headstart, and my favourite bits were flikr, mylibrarything, delicious, podcasts and of course the youtube videos from Common Craft - thank you Lee and Sachi!! Tagging is interesting too - but I hated technorati. It was also good for me to go on facebook and twitter, even though I probably won't use either again.
I can see how libraries could benefit from using some of the Web 2.0 tools - googlereader, delicious, podcasts, youtube, ebooks, among others, have been used already - but I do think getting involved with social networking sites is a stretch too far for libraries, and in my opinion it's trying too hard.
Overall, I enjoyed the experience. I only managed to get to 1 lunchtime talk, which was a pity as they did sound very useful, and the one I got to was great, but it was hard to fit them in. Thanks to Lindsay, Helena and Karen for all your hard work!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I've fallen a bit behind with the last 2 weeks of the 23 things, so I decided I'd tackle one of them today!! I've used Google Maps before for directions but had never looked at it in as much detail as I did today! It is very useful, especially as you can see the route as well as getting the directions, so I get pictures as well as words!!
When I first tried to load both Google Docs and Zoho Writer, it took ages and almost put me off, but I think there might have been something wrong with the internet connection. I'm now trying again and, if everything goes to plan , I'll be able to publish this Zoho entry in my blog! Now I just have to find out how
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Twitter, on the other hand, I don't get at all. Why would people be interested in the minute details of my (or anyone elses) life? Although, people must be with it's popularity. I have to say the Common Craft video did a great job explaining it and, it did make me want to look at it again! When I was looking at Youtube last week, I found a brilliant video that shows twitter in real life, which I'm going to try to attach and it sums up twitter for me!!
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Electronic books also have a place in Libraries, especially for Academic Libraries where a student might only need a couple of chapters - it will mean that the books won't go missing, or they won't be able to rip the pages out anymore - how great!! I couldn't imagine using a sony reader or laptop myself though to read a novel, it somehow takes the fun out of it.