Wednesday, September 24, 2008
I searched for "Pride and Predjudice" on the Project Gutenburg website and was very easy to do. Found there was text and audio formats. The whole idea is great and the availability and ease of searching for information/books incredible. Although, call me old fashioned, but nothing beats having a 'proper' book in your hand!
Monday, September 22, 2008
Great idea and I set up an RSS feed to "the Great Reads Radio Show"which would be great to listen to if I had the time. Also liked www.bigpod.co.nz where I listened to "Hot Science with Kim Hill".
All really interesting stuff but I would never make time to use them unless I was studying or helping my kids research stuff.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
I enjoyed looking at Salsa dancing videos as love dancing and want to get along to a Salsa class with my husband. We have done some latin and ballroom classes but no Salsa as yet so watch out when my foot is better. In the meantime I could brush up on the moves on Youtube couldn't I. As for using it in the library, we are trying to get people more active aren't we - there would be lots of videos to generate movement amongst our patrons!!
I enjoyed looking at the "Revolution Health"site and thought the amount of information was amazing and very up to date. Enjoyed looking at the "symptom checker" and again so much information. Didn't like all the advertising though. Could be useful in the library for all those hypochondriacs out there!!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Found this really easy to join up and also add names of books. Like the idea of getting book recommendations too. I tried to tag some of my books under subjects cycling and travel but didn't work. I like easy websites like this. http://www.librarything.com/catalog/china.girl
Monday, September 8, 2008
I found this quite interesting. Impressed with the library wikis that showed new books in the system and was so easy to browse around the subject headings for people who are not exactly sure what they are looking for. A community group wiki for our library would be great as we get lots of queries regarding this and don't have enough information to always help people.
Tried to read and take in all the information on this but have a fuzzy brain today due to interrupted sleep last night due to sick kids. Anyway, what these advances mean to me is that I will always have something new to learn during my career at the library which is great for the brain cells.