Thursday, August 30, 2007

Finished Thing 23

Although I thought the 23 things arrived for us at a very busy time at CCPL, the journey has been a positive one. Technology is changing at a rapid pace and librarians must keep up with the changes. The learning has advanced for me personally from one of little knowledge of a variety of subjects to at least a working knowledge of the 23 things. Wikkis, blogs, podcasts, RSS feeds, Flickr, Net Library and YouTube are as useful for librarians as they are for the patrons who walk through the library door. Now it is up to each one of us to apply one of the new technological aspects to our particular area of the public library. Thanks for the journey!!!!

Week 9 Thing 21

Podcasts are verrry interesting! (Think Laugh In). Locating a podcast for my interest in poetry was difficult because: 1 Not many podcasts in the field of Poetry 2. Podcasts did not have an RSS feed to add to my Blogline 3. Podcasts were no longer working. The latter statements said I did find podcasts to be an interesting way to share with others. Additionally I am interested in attempting a podcast of my own at a later day, but I feel you must update it on a regular basis to be useful. This journey of 23 things has introduced me to another term-podcasts which I now understand better now when the technological savy talk.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

You Tube Week 9

I have known about You Tube for quite a while. It is amazing how you can now view serious and not so serious videos on your computer. I am proud of the fact that I was able to post the video to my blog!!!! Of course, I posted butterflies....I love to watch butterflies....No I need to learn to post videos from my cell phone of family and pets.

Elusive Butterfly

Beautiful Butterflies

Week 8 Thing 19

I looked at Squidoo under Business and Books. The business lense was ok, but frankly CCPL's databases and other business programs available on the internet were as good if not better than Squidoo. The books lense was great for those who want to self publish, but there are a lot of those programs already available on line. The latter is just my opinion. However, it is always a positive thing to learn what is out there and provide that information to patrons if needed..

Now I will try My learning curve has risen as I am learning about web based programs I was completely unaware of. has been the brunt of criticism from its inception. However, I have observed that Google has changed and improved. The people at Google. com have truly changed as the technology has changed. Google offers just about something for everyone in the internet world.


What a neat  web based program.  Zoho is something I will definitely use.   I am also going to sign up for Google.doc.  These web based programs would be very helpful when you are at a computer other than your own.