Friday, August 3, 2007

Summary #23

Well I made it and hopefully I am better for it. It was definitely a learning experience. Somethings I was familiar with, others I was not. I had a lot of fun learning about image generators and avatars. I could have stayed on those projects for a long time. This was a wonderful way to teach the newest technology. Having it be a self-paced program was great. This relieved some pressure from the start. I do not know how much of this I will use, but at least I have had a good introduction to Library 2.0. Thanks.

Audiobooks #22

We had to post an entry to the discussion board several weeks ago for the LATI training concerning audiobooks and ebooks. I was not really up on ebooks until Lisa showed Nora and I one that she had downloaded to her laptop. I explored Project Gutenberg and viewed the top 100 ebooks that were downloaded yesterday. None of the titles appealed to me however, everyone has different tastes. I would rather hold and read the book sitting in a comfortable chair versus reading a computer screen. But, I am sure there is a market for it.

Podcasts #21

I searched through Yahoo Podcasts and listened to OPLIN - The Ohio Public Library Information Network speaking on trends impacting the public libraries. I have also listened to quite a few of the SirsiDynix Institute Podcasts for staff development. I hear quite a bit about podcasts on television especially Larry King always letting the audience know about the lastest podcast to download and listen to.

YouTube #20

I got to see Elton John two years ago when he was touring in Washington, D.C. I started to listen to his music when I was in college and have been a big fan since that time. He played this song at the concert. It's still one of my favorites.

I like YouTube. It's great to see what kind of videos are being posted. This is a site I will probably check out again. This might be a good tool for the library. It would be a good spot to talk about libraries and the services they offer, etc.

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Web 2.0 Awards #19

I took a tour of Lulu. It was the 1st place winner in the books category. One can publish books, calendars, yearbooks, artwork and more at I also explored Biblio where one can search for used and out-of-print books. Both were very interesting and completely new to me. I then went to the games and tried several including Guess- the-google. I didn't do very well. So it was time to move on.

Zoho Writer #18

Zoho writer is really cool. I typed my favorite movies on the online word processor and then posted to my blog. The steps were easy to follow. I think I will definitely being using this at work after exploring it a bit more. I liked the Zoho planner. It's a great organizing tool with a "to do" list and appointment reminder.

My Favorite Movies

The following are some of my favorite movies:

Gone With the Wind

Doctor Zhivago

The Sound of Music

To Kill a Mockingbird