Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Week 23 - I did it!

Hey hey hey! This is great - I really didn't think I'd finish!

Here are my thoughts:

1. What were your favorite discoveries or exercises on this learning journey?
Learning how to blog has been great. I also liked seeing what other libraries are doing. Here is the weird thing. I use Yahoo and Google, right? Those now seem very two-dimensional. Web 2.0 is 3 dimensional. But here is what is still getting me - i think i saw somewhere, or else heard from Abrams, that there are over 200 web 2.0 sites! zowey! So, how do i get there from here? e.g., why doesn't Yahoo or Google have a 'web 2.0' section where they list all this stuff? or, maybe they do, and i am a luddite and just missed the boat!

2. How has this program assisted or affected your lifelong learning goals? Not to sound cliche, but it really did change the way I see things. I am glad I was forced to trudge through this stuff. It showed me how much is missing, how much I don't know, how much we need to change.... I need the nudge!

3. Were there any take-a-ways or unexpected outcomes from this program that surprised you?
It re-inspired me to change some of the ways we look at services. Do we need to redefine some of our core services to incorporate 2.0? I think yes.... but how to we get there from here?

4. What could we do differently to improve upon this program’s format or concept? I LOVE LOVE LOVE that you all kept offering workshops. I didn't attend the first few, but really needed it at the end. It was such a help - it was like having a cheering section....

One small thing i'd do - double check the links in the tutorials. I got discouraged somewhere around lesson 3 because the links weren't working right.

5. If we offered another discovery program like this in the future, would you choose to participate? Yes.

ebooks and audiobooks

I have to say that i have already explored them, so feel like i am 'ok' in this area. Thanks to Sandra for her post about the Gutenburg rip-off........

Look ma- i'm almost done!


i went onto podcast, and wanted to hear a podcast on healthy cooking. first, i had to download quicktime, which meant i had to reboot, and then i lost everything.
anyhoo, i found a podcast, and am listening to it now, about capers..... interesting..... did you know they are unopened flowers? i did not know that! who cares about looking for library-related podcasts - let's talk cooking!



I tried to embed, but it didn't work. Anyway, this is called "Creation Science 101"



I don't know if this link will work- i added 5 items. guess i am a luddite - i wanted to add a music cd, since i just bought this most righteous cd, but i guess librarythaaang is for books, and people don't collect other things?????? i had to catalog that cd by HAND! EGADS! I haven't done original cataloging in a loooong time.

Zoho Writer

I played around with zoho writer. for some reason, when i tried to publish to my blog, it wouldn't recognize my blog account.

I know that our web team has links to this type of software - I tried to find it on our website, but after 3 minutes, gave up.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Look Ma - I know wiki!

One day recently my son asked me something about Antartica. We talked for a bit, and then I said "what maide you think of that?" He said "I was bored, so I started clicking around Wikipedia."

I looked @ the library catalogs. This is what I think:
a. it's cool that libraries are using this to create content
b. i thought it was kinda weird that on one of those pages, only librarians could add/change/delete content, but yet that showed to the public (you'd think there'd be a way to hide that if the public can't comment/ edit - isn't that the point?)
c. we have more work to do......