Tuesday, November 25, 2008

#16 What's a Wiki?

I looked at all the wiki websites and there is one that I actually liked. I am an avid reader, a mystery buff to be exact and I found the Book Lovers Wiki to be quite interesting. The other ones were very informative and are targeted to people of similar interests.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Hear ye! Hear ye!

These are my precious granddaughters whose birthdays are coming up soon. Malia, on the right will be one year old and she is very precocious and has so much personality. My other little granddaughter is Ivy and she will follow Malia a week later and turn one as well. They are definitely a handful that I can feel my age at times but not for long. You have keep up with them if you want to catch them. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MY ANGELS!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

#15 Library 2.0 & Web 2.0

I read the articles in the OCLC Next Space Newsletter and read Away From Icebergs, Into a new world of Librarianship, and To a temporary place and time. I found them to be very informative and interesting. The articles talked about the importance of library staff being open to changes in making future libraries be more customer-friendly. Library staff must be available to help customers find the information they are searching for. A blending of the old ways with the future technological ways is appropriate.

#13 Social Bookmarking and Tagging

I looked around Del.icio.us and the PLCMCL2 account set up by the library and found that there are worthwhile materials that are relevant for librarians. I, then, went to the homepage and typed in the ESL topic and clicked on search and found out many sites that are relevant to my profession. I recognized sites I use on a regular basis as well as others that are new to me. I also note how popular websites are by the number of times they were visited and saved. The tags are important because they help narrow down the search field. Tags can expedite information that you are looking for.http://sixofhearts-lovex6.blogspot.com/2008/11/13-social-bookmarking-and-tagging.html

#9 More with RSS feeds

I experimented with Topix.net and found it to be easy to find topics in which I am interested. I checked out mystery books and found out that the book Twilight by Stephanie Meyers is currently very popular among the teenagers. I also learned how to make my Google reader public, so if you click on the title of this post, you can link to my public Google reader page.

Number 8 Google reader

Just completed an "eye" opening experience. I watched the bloglines video ( Commoncraft) which was very helpful. I perused all the bloglines and found some that were very confusing. There were some that I liked and others that I didn't like. Click on my title and check out my bloglines. I couldn't have done that without my valuable tutor, Ms. SJ. Thank you.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

# 12 JaxCat Gadget what for?

This search box could be used by anyone anywhere in the U.S. if he or she is looking fo a specific book title and is not available in his local library. It may be available in our library.

#11 A Thing about Library Thing

I believe that the LibraryThing website will be a fun place to blog about books you enjoy reading and sharing your thoughts and critiques with other avid readers. I posted many of my favorite mystery books and found out about upcoming titles. I am going to enjoy this website.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Technology!!!! What's that!!!! I am still exploring the meaning......

I think that I might just get a chance to wrap my brain around this "technology" thing. I still is foreign to me but I might be able to speak "technologese" along with several other languages I already speak.
Countries I have been
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I did my more fun with Flikr. I made a map of the world and of the countries where I have lived and/or visited. Impressive right!!!!!! Just kiddin' I am sure I am not the only one.