Thursday, April 30, 2009
I'm not sure if I'd podcast for the library because I'm more or a visual person. I'd like video with my audio.
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Last night, I tried Puzzle Pirates. I created a character and wandered around an island in the Hunter sea. I tried bilging, and roping and wasn't very good at them. I deleted my character when I left the game.
A tool that I saw in this lesson that might be of interest to me is Scrybe. I liked how simple, flexible, and powerful their calendar and to-do features linked together. Currently, they aren't accepting new members though.
I didn't try Backpack, but it looks like it might be of interest in the future.
In the Challenge area, I've used Basecamp through work with Minitex. It has a lot of useful functions that have been used like RSS feeds, an online calendar, an area to share files, and a chat room (though it is limited to 4 users at a time), and other areas to communicate in large or small groups.
I'm not sure if these sites would be useful in a library setting unless it was linked with another information tool or tools. I originally thought that one of these sites might be useful for having current local news but the one place that had a Local news link didn't even have any stories on the current big story!
Monday, April 20, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
This is a test to see if my badge appears. Yeah, it does!
I used Photobucket rather than Picture Trail because I didn't want to create yet another acct. I tried to use Lazybase but it wouldn't work. I was able to view what others have created for public use and liked what I saw. I have an eFolio account already.
I'm not sure how useful these tools would be in the library. Although they were not difficult to use, I don't see how I'd use any of these at work yet.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
This was a fun activity. I liked seeing the Librarian trading cards from Carleton College. I think it's a creative way to market the library to the campus.
Here's the trading card that I created. I keep forgetting the imported images bump to the top!
I tried the Spelling API but wasn't able to get the picture on my blog. I do like the idea of sharing photos.
Although these were fun to play with, I'm not sure how applicable these would be for library uses.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Here is the photo of something from work that I uploaded into Flickr. The site wasn't hard to use, I just had problems resizing a photo small enough so that I could use it as my buddy icon. Also, I wasn't thrilled about linking Flickr to my blog because it seemed that the registration process was too invasive.
I'm still on the fence as to whether I'd use Flickr for library things or not.