Monday, April 2, 2007

Week 8 Item 18 Online Productivity

cool A Test Posting to see how well the thing works.

Like pretty much everything else thus far it was pretty easy to create an account in Zoho writer. It pretty much functions as a typical MS Word document and would be great for people who don't have access to that program from home.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Week 9 Item 20 Discovering YouTube

I found YouTube by accident when I was searching for something else and have been enjoying it ever since. It's amazing how creative people are and what obscure stuff a person can find. For instance there was a song from the summer of 1989 that I couldn't remember the title or even the artist of. All I recall was that it was a mix of popular songs from the 50's and 60's. Turns out the song was called Swing the Mood by Jive Bunny and the Master Mixers. It took me a little bit to figure out how to post it to my blog but once I did it worked great. This technology would be quite useful for the library because it could show all the interesting activities and programs that are going on that make going to the library so much fun.

Week 3 Item 5 Exploring Flickr

Front of the Winchester House
Front of the Winchester House,
originally uploaded by starlen.
I worked here when I was in college. The general tour usually takes an hour and five minutes and takes one over a mile through various rooms of Sara Winchester's house. People say there are a lot of supernatural things that go on there but my only experience was one I was sweeping on the 4th floor of the house and heard my name being called but nobody was there.

Week 3 Item 5 Exploring Flickr

Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum
Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum,
originally uploaded by keolson81.
I used to work at the Egyptian Museum and part of the standard tour was to talk about this replica of the Rosetta Stone. The original is in the British Museum and it was the key to finally understanding Egyptian hieroglyphics. It's divided into three scripts Demotic, Greek, and Hieroglyphics, all saying the same thing. It was really easy to find and I was surprised that there were so many entries about this San Jose museum.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Week 9 Item 23 My Library 2.0 Journey A Summary

I learned a great deal in my journey through the Library 2.0 program. But I must say I enjoyed creating the "Library Trading Card", Flickr, and going through YouTube. My lifelong learning goals were affected in that I'm planning on taking more computer classes to continue to stay up with what's out there. It's just amazing how much stuff is available on the net and how creative a person can be with just a little bit of knowledge. As for the program itself I think with all the hints, classes, and other opportunities and having the time to go through it all was worth it. If another discovery program was offered I would participate, just a bit earlier than I started with this one.

Week 9 Item 21 Podcasts

I was having some trouble with the office library computer and will attempt to listen to these at home. I did however add the postings to my bloglines account and am curious to see how well they turn out. Nothing all that earth shattering just entertainment postings of Star Trek Pioneers and the Battlestar podcasts.

Week 8 Item 19 LibraryThing and cataloging some of my favorite books

It certainly was interesting to see just how many other people enjoyed some of the same books that I did.