Friday, August 17, 2007
Roving librarian was not successful.
Video on customer service tenets used in a college tech shop were well done:
Where in Google Earth is Matt was a nice spin on a travel video:
This may have some potential as another resource for patrons interested in travel.
Not sure how to turn the title into a live link? It should be obvious but it's not to me.
Used a health website, asked a question & got a very detailed answer from a reputable site (Mayo Health Clinic).
I was looking for other wiki sites to try and found them here: wetpaint, ottowiki, and stikipad - will go back and see if they can help us with a better look for our NT wiki and potentially others. Also have referred them to another NT member.
Zoho - see this as a possible bookmark for the public library pc's. They can travel anywhere and find their documents without having to keep them on a floppy or flash drive.
Google organization - Someone suggested Google calendar as a possibility for meeting rooms. Worth another look.
Truly I feel Web 2 awards - this grouping of sites - has the most potential for finding usage in libraries.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
The work on 23 Things has been fun, uneven at times, sometimes intimidating, but above all an opportunity to learn. It has been truly a discovery tool. Whether all of these pieces are library related is not for sure, but people are using them and that part is good to know.
What I liked best:
- Podcast and video tools for learning about a new concept. Short, direct and to the point, these tools get the message across very effectively. Would recommend them to everyone.
- Technorati - I have a sticky on my monitor to check it every day. Have I done that in the last 3 days? No, but I will - and it is a great way to see what the top blogs are actually blogging about.
- Wikis - The explanation was helpful.
- Blogs - Helped refine my sense of where we might go with either blogs or wikis.
That's all for now.
Liked the answer to why use a wiki? It’s a web-based place to organize your thoughts, one particular subject, etc.
Would we benefit from a few basic wikis addressing some frequently asked for subject area? What about the R/A training – for the public TO ADD TO.
Love the general tips for a library 2.0 program - Oregon Library Instruction Program. How about 15 minutes a day for new tech? – at least for some of us – that’s the Oregon model.
Want to try “Wet Paint” and “WikiSpaces”
A lot more interest here in a subject I feel has potential and I've explored before.
Monday, August 13, 2007
Technorati - a directory of blogs - how librarianish it seems. I did find this helpful to see all or many of the blogs in one place. From a personal point of view Adrianna Huffington and her blog is often in the news. I looked around when Karl Rove's resignation had just come into the news. A lot of fun.
The search for Learning 2.0 led me to Lucy's postings - another 23 things person. Enjoyed her comments and was motivated to respond because I found her there. The Technorati video was very helpful as have other videos on RSS etc I've viewed.
I've now got some Favorites on Technorati.
Library 2.0 - Michael Stephens piece was motivating. He's practical and offers suggestions that seem realistic.