Saturday, September 20, 2008
Thank you for the opportunity to learn more about this stuff and for the patience you have shown and help you have given to us all as we have struggled through.
Some of the sites I visited were not very imaginative (Albany County Public Library) while others (Brooklyn College Library and London, Ontario) were more attractive and lively with music, videos and other links. The sites need to be VERY current and interactive to keep up with the techy users.
Bebo: The Bebo spots by Auckland and Rotorua Libraries was an interesting way to reach young Bebo devotees with the library message.
MySpace: Another social networking tool with an amazing collection of videos both amateur and professional including Tve series episodes from BBC and ABC.
Facebook: I use Facebook mainly to access photos posted by my stepson in Guatemala - I wish I was clever enough to share them because they are fantastic.
I did it with help from Rose.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Amazon Kindle books had 75 results available for purchase from as little as 25c but that one had a very bad review!
I can't get enthusiastic about eBooks even if the format is small however, I can see that people might use them while commuting by bus or train, but then you can always read a REAL book.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I tried again today and with a bit of fiddling, the feed worked and I was able to play the music.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
It seem to be all about travel at the moment and all the possibilities to be explored. Where to go and what to do? So many places and so little time/money!
Cruising, walking, trains, cities or countryside - or of course a wonderful combination of them all!
Friday, September 12, 2008
from some of my bookmarked sites. This now gives access to more information from those and other sites should I ever decide to plan a wonderful trip by freighter, train, etc.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
This is a really good way of keeping track of reading lists and seeing what others are reading that is similar and could be of interest. That is only part of LibraryThing but all I will do for now.
Friday, August 15, 2008
I went into Albany County Library staff wiki (because of our own Albany) and found it very interesting to see everything from staff rosters to brainstorming sessions out there in the public domain. Some of the findings could be useful to other libraries facing the same issues.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
However, we also need to remember that not all patrons have or want this type of access. For them a visit to the library and the personal help/advice/chat that they can have with a librarian is important.
We therefore need to be aware of the needs of ALL our patrons and be ready to offer them each the service that they require.
Found a stunning slideshow of the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony which I missed on Friday night/Saturday morning because i was too tired to stay up - now I really wish I had!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
We use Skype to keep in touch with family overseas - seeing them (and their surroundings) is so much better than just hearing them on the phone or texting.
Facebook is great for keeping up with people overseas and being able to view postings of the latest photos from the trip to Guatemala!
Flickr is useful for photographers to display their work and have it critiqued by their peers. PSNZ is using Flickr as a medium to display the images in the National Exhibition this year.
I did not like the effects of Montagr but perhaps I just need to play with it a bit more.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Cats are everywhere and I love them all.
Reading mostly fiction, female authors. Kerry Greenwood, Liz Byrski, Laurie Graham, Caro Fraser, Rachel Billington, Margaret Forster, Gil McNeil, Monica McInerny, Elizabeth Noble, Adele Geras. Mostly British but a surprising number of Australians.
Knitting simple designs with quick results. Reading about knitting too - fiction - Debbie Macomber's yarn shop series, Divas don't knit by Gil McNeil, Friday night knitting club by Kate Jacobs, Knitting circle by Ann Hood. I haven't read the knitting mystery series by Maggie Sefton. - has anyone else got any comments on them?