Thursday, March 26, 2009

WEB 2.0--What does this mean to us

These articles broaden our understanding of what Web 2.0 is. I had the good fortune to read the OCLC article when it came out. It stills say a great deal to me.

Whoever wrote this in our "23 things" expresses it well.
"Library 2.0 is not solely about technology; instead, it advocates the leveraging of technology, when necessary, to propel constant and purposeful change in the library as well as to meet the needs of increased user participation in the evaluation and creation of library services."

The whole idea about the iceberg potential makes a great deal of sense and helps us to recognize that our purpose as librarians goes so much further than inside the walls of a building. I liked what Rick Anderson said, "We have to be a bit more humble in the current environment, and find new ways to bring our services to patrons rather than insisting that they come to us—whether physically or virtually. At a minimum, this means placing library services and content in the user’s preferred environment (i.e., the Web); even better, it means integrating our services into their daily patterns of work, study and play."


Technorati presents an interesting array of ways to see blogs. Not my cup of tea. I did find some of the YouTube videos interesting. Photos, too.

Thing 13--Delicious

I like the idea of pulling everything together in place. I know it probably works for a lot of people. However, I'm happy with my RSS feeds with IE7. I already have too much information coming from so many places I can't keep up with it all.

The idea of connecting with others and seeing what they have tagged is certainly a plus.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Library Thing

What fun! Library Thing will help me keep up with what I've read and keep a list of those I plan to read. My favorite way to unwind is reading mysteries and I carry a book around with me most every where I go. My list of books has gotten so long, I don't always remember what I've read. LibraryThing will be perfect for me.

Friday, March 20, 2009

picture from image

Well, it must be that it is 4:30 on Friday afternoon, but I had big trouble figuring this one out. Thanks to my neighbor, Gary, I got it down. I'm glad to know how to do this. Lots of fun!

Life without Technology

It really is hard to think of day without using some kind of technology. We cook, we drive, we shop, we work with technology. I really wonder what we actually do without cell phones now. I don't think it was that long ago that I was wondering what I did without voice mail. Actually, I could still do without that sometime.

It's really all very amazing.