Sunday, December 17, 2006

Week 9: Recap on Netlibrary

Thank you yplearning I followed the link and it was very easy to download the files and listen to them.

Week 9: # 23 The End or is it?

Well, this is the end of the learning 2.o experience, or not, because of course we can continue exploring these web spaces and discovering new ones. My favorite exercise would have been the YouTube and Metacafe experiences there is so much talent out there I was impressed with Koo's (a fellow blogger) finding of the "Captain Jack Sparrow bringing Sexy Back" video but it is important to be selective which goes for any learning experience.
If the opportunity came to do another exercise of this magnitude I would certainly be interested in participating.
Cheers and Merry Christmas!!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Week 9: # 22 Netlibrary

This unfortunately was a bit of a non event as YPRL is a member of Netlibrary but only for ebooks so unable to download on to my MP3 player. But I'm sure it would have been just as interesting as the other activities.

Week 9: # 21 Podcasts

OK, I hope this has worked, here is my link to bloglines which has my subscription to Open Stacks.

I've tried adding this and see if this will work. A french site that has podcasts of Nickelback songs.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Week 9: # 20 Youtube

007 - You Only Live Twice (1967) -theme

Well, I think Youtube has been the most addictive of all the tools I've explored so far. There are just so many things that you can view, although it's important to be selective as there is alot of dross out there. This must be my most favourite James Bond theme and here it was on Youtube, amazing!!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Week 8: #19 Playing with Metacafe

Christmas Gifts - video powered by Metacafe

Well this was what I found when playing around with Metacafe, a similar site to Youtube. As with a lot of these tools they take up alot of time, what with downloading, searching etc. I suppose eventually it will get faster as for application within the library, unsure, maybe to include in a presentation or talk? But this was quite amusing watching these over the top reactions of children on christmas morning.

Week 8: # 18 Word Processing from Zoho


Well this was my attempt on Zoho writer, changed it to a HTML document and then pasted it to here.
Interesting and relatively easy to use.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Week 7: # 17 Adding an entry to Learning 2.0 SandBox wiki.

Well, that' done it, I've added my blog to the favourites under Australian sites of PLCMC's learning 2.0 SandBox wiki. Relatively painless. Now onto week 8.

This is the Link.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Week 7: # 16 Wikis

The book lovers wiki by Princetown Public Library is an intersting application of wikis for a public library and I can see that working quite well here in Australia, as we all like to give our 2 bobs worth opinion about things, not that I particularly agreed with some of the reviews listed.
But I don't particularly like them as a source of accurate information, as the input is likely to be too subjective.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Week 6: #15 Web 2.0, Library 2.0 What does it all Mean?

Well there are some thought provoking articles to read. I think I like best what Rick Andrews and Dr Wendy Schultz both had to say. Its probably the closest as to what I believe will happen in the future of Libraries. Certainly our collection is being looked at very carefully and with so many reference books being available online (or at least the info. they are refering to) it makes the physical presence of such books obsolete and the best use of diverting resources to other parts of the collection that are more heavily used. I certainly approve of Dr Schultz's ending comments of comfortable chairs, quiet, good light, coffee and single malt being available, check it out.