Wednesday, December 31, 2008
For the 2.0 Wiki Sandbox, I did share my favorite vacation spots, my favorite animals, and my favorite blogs.
Monday, December 29, 2008
What are wikis good for? They are great for staff who want to contribute to an ever-changing work environment, for internal use. They are great for outreach to the community, to get library users to contribute to a topic (I see a wiki here as a group blog).
"What makes a service Library 2.0? Any service, physical or virtual, that successfully reaches users, is evaluated frequently, and makes use of customer input is a Library 2.0 service. Even older, traditional services can be Library 2.0 if criteria are met. Similarly, being new is not enough to make a service Library 2.0."
I also used delicious to make available certain tags that I referred to during a presentation this fall.
Hadn't visited my account since October and had a fun time trying to remember my username and password. I finally remembered a site that I had been the first to tag, and was then able to see what my username was, and guess my password (my email address for this account had become defunct).
I tried to add a network badge and a tagroll to this blog, but I don't think they're working, so I've deleted them.
Adding the delicious buttons to the toolbar in my browser is an option, but requires updates that must be done through IT.
Monday, December 22, 2008
I find SlideShare most useful when the presentations have plenty of text, or have audio. Otherwise, the context for many of the slides goes missing.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
One reason why I'm not joining LibraryThing is that I've got a substitute. I'm on Facebook, and I use weRead, or Books iRead. I can share my picks with my friends and family that are on Facebook, and I receive updates when they've added to their collection. This alternative suffices for now.
This past month, I had the opportunity to participate in Library Camp Nebraska, an unconference held in Lincoln. A couple of the break-out sessions concerned high-tech vs. high-touch, and there were some great ideas shared. Comments ranged from lack of technology in the library space to lack of time and funds to keep up technology up-to-date, from lack of training of staff to keep up with basic computer technology as well as the social and community aspects online to lack of staff time or expertise to help library customers. Some solutions were suggested, such as staff meetings for 30 minutes before the library opens to talk about tech stuff and that 23 Things has been good for the staff to catch up some.
According to a study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project and the University of Illinois, "members of Gen Y are the leading users of libraries for help solving problems and in more general patronage". Being aware of trends like this might help lead strategies for future solutions in public libraries' dilemma to keep up with technology advancements.
It helps if you've got a creative caption or special event in mind. It was a little tough to come up with something on the spot.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Originally uploaded by ryntyntyn_8
No two were alike, but they were all yummy!
This was my first attempt to blog on a Flickr photo. I just created my Flickr account. Looks like I'll be closing down some of my other photo management accounts, because I really do find this one useful and fun.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
2. Configuré el blog.
3. Luego publiqué mi primer mensaje.
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