Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Google Docs

Here is the link:

Google Docs

Google Docs just added a beta site to create and upload presentations. This should be very useful when sharing this type of information.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Where do we go from here?

Now that we have started on this journey, it seems that we should be using all the new tools and techniques that we have learned. Let's look at ways that we can continue learning and exploring.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Week 9 #23 - The Library 2.0 journey is ending

I am really sad about reaching the end of the 23 things. This has been such a great experience. I have learned so much about some tools to make the web more user friendly and manageable. I especially enjoyed the mashups and images. The most useful one was the one on wikis. I am definitely planning on using that for staff development. Rollyo gave me some insights on how to prepackage my own favorite websites. Bloglines continues to save me time and keep me informed. I am just starting to see how the tagging can be really useful. The ability to add content and to combine thoughts and audio and video to create new ways of thinking about information is very stimulating. I think that the thing that surprised me most is how immediately I changed some information seeking behaviors and adopted and adapted new tools and techniques to improve workflow.

The one thing that I would suggest as a good starting point is to use Firefox as the web browser. Firefox makes doing some of the exercises easier.

I think not only having the exercises as a long blog, but also having a much shorter, more succinct list of exactly what must be done would be very helpful. Sandra Stewart finally sent out an email that did just that, but having it as a link on the Library 2.0 website would have helped.

To answer the question of whether I would participate if another discovery program was offered, you should be able to figure out my answer. Yes, yes, yes! This was great. I enjoyed being able to learn at my own pace and to figure things out. I did attend one help session, but that didn't work as well for me. Thanks so much for the stimulating work out.