Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Downloadable Audiobooks

This is a great resource for those customers who may not have transportation to a library.
I did not realize that there were so many formats that were downloadable. I especially like the breakdown of subject headings and the different links for "New" titles and the "Recent" additions. For anyone that has the Internet, this would be a great tool to use if in need of a title last minute. I realize that some would have holds on them, but that could happen on an actual hard copy as well. It is good that the Digital Rights is listed on each title so that a customer would not be in jeopardy of prosecution; that is the most important part of the listing.
I personally prefer mysteries and biographies and I did see several titles that I might be interested in downloading. This new service for our customers is truly one of the best we could offer.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


A "podcast" is quite an innovation. I didn't realize what podcasting was all about. Also, I didn't realize that 'pod" stands for "Personal on Demand". This is a great way to keep up with current events on any topic. I chose the LibVibe feed for this is a good way to keep up with current events and keep check of headline news from the library world.
This would be an excellent source for most any position in the library I would think. There were several subjects that I may research even further myself. But, first I need to have my PC fixed at home!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

YouTube experience


This was fun watching the videos...It's neat to look at all the different types of videos available to view. I don't recommend playing library dominoes though.
I chose this one because I own a beagle and I thought it was fascinating to see this exactly as she is. They are very sweet dogs as I remembered from having one while growing up.
This would be a nice way to advertise "our library" to the world as our library is one of the best in the country!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Web Awards

Wow! What a list of websites that I never thought existed. In fact most of these I have never heard of before. I did manage to explore a few that sounded interesting and indeed they were. I certainly liked the different subject listings and the fact that there were several award winning websites to explore on each. I do think that a majority of the subjects would be very useful in a library setting; especially in the Reference department.

Web Based Apps.

I have had the advantage of someone using Google Docs to email me in the past. It is quite fascinating that an email can be sent directly from the Web. I like the fact that you can share your document with whomever you choose to share. That in itself makes this very attractive.
I may in the future use this rather than an email; for attachments especially.

Monday, April 6, 2009

More Wiki...

This was fun to share a few of my favorites with everyone! It was different to be anonymous though.

Wiki Works!

I did find that the wiki is an interesting way to share knowledge of what goes on in the library.
This tool is very useful in that you can collect information about all topics and that it is accessible by anyone and that you can add or edit any of the information. The BookLovers Wiki is great and would be very useful for someone who was looking for a good book on a particular subject.
Although not everyone would have the same review neccessarily, but at least the user would have a particular title in mind when pursuing a book on this subject. The wiki would be very useful for our library and other libraries. The editing part is good in case of typos, or even changed information as this would be the case of certain dates and times for events/conferences.