Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Week 9 Thing 23 Summary!!

Wow! Congratulations it is!! Here we are o the 23rd thing much later than I expected but I received much more from this than I thought so there you go. I loved the program and the way it was set up is wonderful--time consuming but wonderful.

My favorite discoveries in this exercise were blogging to begin with, because frankly I thought that I would never do it and therefore never really know how those other people do it, but having done it I can stand up straight. I enjoyed all of the YouTube, Flickr, and type things but have so far gotten the most out of bloglines and RSS. I check my site almost daily and look forward to tweaking it to match what I want to see. I enjoy Library Thing very much, but need to further explore Technorati and Rollyo.

I would definitely do another program set up like this, I thought that it was well put together. I would love to attend a help session in the future, perhaps more could be offered. Thanks again!!

Week 9 Thing 22 Discover Overdrive and Prject Gutenberg

Wonderful as I expected. I have played with Overdrive some at home before but the tutorial brought it all together and I know feel fairly comfortable with it and where to point people who have some questions if they don't need specific help from downstairs. I downloaded an audio book, transferred it to my mp3 player and a CD, and then also an e-book that I am reading online. I find the e-book great for non-fiction--a travel book that I can look at carefully.

I also enjoyed looking at Project Gutenberg again and getting a feel for it since I think this will be a big part of our future in answering some questions and seeing what is available since people want things so much at their fingertips.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Week 9 Thing 21

Had a good time looking at podcasts sites, very interesting and will persue it some more in the year ahead. I found "Rachel's Reviews" and have added the RSS feed to my blog!

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Week 9 Thing 20

Have been looking at YouTube some more as I was somewhat familiar with it. I think that the advantages of YouTabe are wonderful--great video quality and very easy to use. These advantages would come in handy for library use sometime but I also see it as some factor of time wasting away. It worries me the time that people spend on this type of thing but in the future with real educational value I can see it becoming useful--perhaps for how to use databases, the Internet, teaching classes of somekind, that type of thing.

Week 8 Thing 19

As a former cartographer I was most interested in the mapping sites listed under the Web 2.0 awards category. I use the number 1 site, Google Maps, all of the time and almost exclusively because for a long time it was more powerful than the others and works extremely well. So I tried Wayfaring a number of times and finally got it to work okay but am not impressed so far. I couldn't get some maps to come up unless I first clicked on the satellite image and this took so long on even fast computers.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Week 8 Thing 18

I tried zoho writer, very straight forward from what I could tell.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

July 2007 VBT (9)

July 2007 VBT (9)
July 2007 VBT (9),
originally uploaded by dcgphotos.
Vermont bicycling trip!