Saturday, November 3, 2007

Week 9, Thing 23

Wow! I can't believe I'm actually finished.

Although there were times when I found this exercise to be teeth grindingly annoying, in the end I think it was rewarding. I certainly learned alot and became more technologically savvy than I would have on my own. At the very least, I have become familiar with the names and functions of new tools.

Thanks for giving us the opportunity to participate in this learning experience.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Week 9, Thing 22

I have to admit, I haven't really gotten into downloadable audio books. However, since they're somewhat popular with library patrons, I have promised myself I will try downloading one of the titles available from the library's website.

The really interesting thing I found at Project Gutenberg was the link to Distributed Proofreaders . This project allows people to register as proofreaders and help in the preparation of e-books.

Week 9, Thing 21

Searched through some of the Podcast directories and found some interesting ones.
I linked to the Denver Public Library "Stories for Kids" podcast. I think that's a wonderful idea and would be a great upgrade from our telephone storyline.

Unfortunately, upon revisiting my Bloglines account I realized it was chock full of updates I have never read--just more junk to block up traffic on the Information Superhighway.

Week 9, Thing 20

Here's Jerry doing his Halloween bit. I like that YouTube is very easy to search. Maybe the library could consider putting up special events, such as author's talks or other presentations.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Week 6, Thing 15

I think it's terrific that librarians are being forward thinking regarding our role in this now not so new technological era. As a library user, I am thrilled that I can access the library's research databases at 2:00 p.m. or 2:00 a.m.. As a librarian I am thrilled that more and more people are finding out what resources we have and how to use them. When the WWW (as we called it then) first came to be, I remember a lot of talk of the "paperless society". Thankfully, I don't think this will ever come to be. As for libraries becoming obsolete (and librarians along with them--remember--really good books never die, they just come out in paperback.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Week 8, Thing 18

This is a document a created in Google Docs. It was very easy to add the image and post it to my blog!

Okay, this is pretty cool. This is a photo of one of my favorite physicists, Richard Feynman, playing bongos. It really should be copywritten by CalTech, but I guess all of that has gone out the window!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Week 6, Thing 14

Looked at Technorati and searched Learning 2.0, in blogs, tags and directory. Each search came up with different results. Top searches were a mix of the predictable (Britney, Marion Jones, youtube) and the surprising (ladies car insurance).

It's incredible how much information is out there--a bit overwhelming and I'd imagine a lot to sift through to find what you want.