Thanks to JPL 2.0 I ventured into computer territories that I would have never "clicked" on. Lessons on Library Thing, Flickr, You Tube, and Podcasts were fun and enlightening for me. The Technorati, Wiki, and RSS Feeds left me dazed.
I would gladly participate on the next venture. I do feel that with this assignment there were many who really did not need JPL 2.0 but JPL 3.0 as they seemed to already use and know of many of the sites and services. The tutors on Wednesdays were life savers. Donna had the patience of three saints and deserves a gold star. If my schedule had permitted I would not have missed a session with her. As for the library... this is the direction we must go in. The librarian with the reference book is now the librarian with the best website.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
I made it through the Overdrive tutorial. Boy do I miss the common craft people. I am amazed at what technology can do for us. I do look forward to trying out the audio books for those long family car rides. I captured the cover of one of David Sedaris' books. i hope he is the narrator/reader of the book.
As for the library customer it offers you one more place to find your favorite book and best of all keeps track of your due date. Although, you all do a pretty good job with the e-mail reminders.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Ok This is somewhat like you tube for me. I find it overwhelming to say the least. Pod Pickle was way too confusing. I am now signed up for Odeo and Podcast Alley and I already had itunes at home. My problem is that I could not make the RSS feed thing hook up with my bloglines account. I am not sure where all the info went but it surely is not on my blogsline account. I think as exciting as the sites are I am so overwhelmed by the sites i do not know where to begin. I listened to some of the Education site with the English as a second language podcast. Unfortunately it was not very good. I ended up going into Podcast Alley and finding Prairie Home Companion and hopefully it is linked in with this title. If I have time I will visit the tutor session tommorrow.
Monday, December 8, 2008
I have to tell you all this is the first time I ventured into You Tube. I know, how can that be? Well, unless you sent me a link in an e-mail I just never went on the site. One thing I learned from JPL 2.0 is that you place the video on pause and let it load up and then watch it. This has been the missing link for me. i never had the patience with the videos constantly stopping with the little dot thing circling over the video but now I am addicted. I went in to look at the fun things the libraries had put on. I watched quite a few and kept going to the next one thinking that would be the one I put on the blog. But i decided to put a video of the blue whale on because I could.
OK so I must admit that the first site I went to visit was the Retail site. Now I know you are wondering how that will help the library but let us remember first impressions are sometimes lasting impressions. I did enjoy finding a site that sold vintage clothing and now I am drawing a blank on the name. i guess that first impression was not lasting. For the library I checked out the education winners and found Mango and SpanishPod that would help with ESL students. There was also .docstoc that had all kinds of legal forms that you could download. I know the librarians get bombarded with questions on that kind of stuff. Under Books I found our old friend LibraryThing as Honorable mention. they also had Vufind. And I checked out the employment section because the days of paper apps is long gone and many of our customers have to turn to the library to apply for a job.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Ok! Here is my document on Zoho Writer. Some thoughts on 2.0 and moi. So far I have
- created a blog
- learned how to add a picture to my blog
- although I am not an expert I at least now know what an RSS feed is
- I realize Google is not the only place to find stuff on the web
- I realize I may not have the patience for a job that requires you to be on a computer 24/7
- and for the first time ever I used the smiley faces that a certain someone use to send on all his email and drive me crazy!!
So all in all 2.0 this has been a fun ride and I look forward to the rest of the trip.
WOW!!! I am so excited about this activity. I published my document to my blog. It is the entry above this one. I must say this is something I will use in the future. It is neat that you can save your work and use any computer to retrieve it.
Thanks for this one 2.0!
Thanks for this one 2.0!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Well I actually added myself to the favorite blog list without any outside help. I'd say pretty fantastic on my part. But enough about me and more about the PB wiki. Once again I guess I am not really appreciating all that this has to offer. I did add an entry to favorite movies and TV section. On the movies I could not figure out how to link up the movie title and the review section some fans hooked up to. For the favorite TV show I did manage to copy Arrested Development's title but it is so big I'm sure there will be talk. Again the wiki seems to be just one more alternative for a place to find info. Yes it is a little more subjective but it still serves the same purpose to me.