|From Family photos|
This could be me celebrating the end of this Learning Program!!!! Or it could be me at a Murder
Mystery Weekend disguised as Grandma Jones.
This has been a long and arduous learning experience, trying to understand everything while customers keep asking questions. I think I enjoyed setting up my own blog although I can't imagine anybody being interested in what I have to say - my photos are great though. Online image generators were fun. I especially enjoyed making my own start page for Google and finding lovely cat videos on Youtube.
This would have been a better learning experience if time was dedicated to it and more help was available. However I feel great now I'm finished!
I have used Netlibrary in the past. Why don't we have it anymore? The study guides are good and also access to out-of-print classic fiction. I can't download audiobooks because I don't have an MP3 player!
I had a lot of trouble finding a podcast that was interesting. Finally I discovered President Bush's Weekly Radio Address and also a parody of his address so I posted both of them to my Bloglines account. Then I found a book review podcast called NPR:Books so I posted that as well.
I didn't think I was going to enjoy YouTube until I came across a video of this beautiful kitten.
Then I found more - and more! The customers must be wondering why I'm smiling at the computer.
Don't know how this can be applied to library websites, although it's probably good for customer service - makes me smile and feel warm and fuzzy!
Finally - I have found something really exciting!After looking through the short list of Web 2.0 Awards. I found "Google Start" and had a lot of fun organizing my own Google start page. I added lots of things which I will find useful. ABC News, The Age, Wikipedia, search Youtube, Free iTunes, Cricinfo (to check the cricket scores while I'm at work!), Nat Geographic picture of the day and Gardening Australia. Then I had fun rearranging them so the most useful ones were at the top. Might even add some more later.
I have played with Zoho Writer. I like the way you can access your documents on any computer without having a memory stick. Not sure whether I will use it very much, although I particularly like the way it saves automatically. I can see this being useful for the public - not having to rely on Word
I can see how Wikis can be useful, but I worry about using them for research when they can be altered or false information added by anyone. The Book Lovers Wiki could be something we could use here. It's obviously just people's opinions.