Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Thing #15

I am not a big fan of wikis. I feel that they are somewhat of a hodgepodge of information and I somewhat distrust people's interpretations of facts. They also seem to be repetition of information that I would rather get from a more credible, official source. I also prefer more professionally designed and organized websites to the more generic look of a wiki.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

thing #13

I took a look around and also saw how CML divisions are utilizing this tool to tag resources to use for reference work. I think that is a great use of the site. One can just keep this site open in a tab on the computer and have a large list of great alternatives to use to answer customer questions and find exactly what they need quickly.

I also see the value for research purpose if you were, for instance, a college student who has to write papers on similar topics for your major. You can tag the good and credible sources of info that you find and tap into them later when needed again. This could be used in an HHC too. The HHCC could create a list of sites and tag them for use year after year, as long as the sites stay current and relevant.

thing #14

I read Away from Icebergs, More Powerful Ways to Cooperate and To a Temporary Place in Time. I found To a Temporary Place in Time to be the most interesting of the 3. Envisioning her ideas about transitions of libraries from commondity to product to service to experience helped to expand my own thoughts about the library of the future. I believe we also need to be setting our sight on Library 3.0 and 4.0. These sound like the places I would like to visit!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Thing #12

I set up my Twitter account and my username is jessicamlk. I noticed "learnandplay" is following Chris Taylor, Helene Blowers and Gerald Schwab, to name just a few. I think libraries could use Twitter to quickly update staff on things like security incidents. My first microblog was about as dull as they come, but maybe I will be more creative in the future.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Thing #11

I like LibraryThing because I can keep an electronic list of books I've read and get recommendations and reviews from other members. I also find it interesting to see how many other people have the same book as me on their list.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Thing #10

I thought this was pretty neat... I made my own Obama logo with a picture of me and my friend on it! I found this generator by visiting the generator blog and going to This assignment was the most fun so far.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

thing #9

Well, I tried some of the search tools suggested to find feeds for my Bloglines account. I really like just using the tool provided on Bloglines. It is really easy to use, just type the keyword and search for feeds. It may not get as many unique results, but it suits my needs to find the basics to start. The Topix site is good for suggesting refined searches based upon your initial keyword and gives tons of results. I don't read blogs much unless it is someone I know, so I didn't use Technorati. I like the feeds I have set up so far!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Thing #8

Above is a link to my Bloglines account. It was interesting setting it up and choosing which sites and topics might interest me. I have added some of my coworkers blogs to my feed as well. It is nice to have one stop to view all of my favorite sites.