Friday, January 2, 2009
I learned a lot in this program. I discovered some new web tools and learned to use others that I had heard about but never used. Even with the tools that I already used I found it educational to have to write about them and explain why I do or do not like them. Aside from having to extend the original deadline the whole program went very smoothly and I have no complaints about its format. Of course, this program doesn't really end - the idea is for this to be the beginning or continuation of our exploration of Web 2.0 and Library 2.0 tools, not our last look at them. I do intend to keep exploring!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
As with YouTube, wikis, etc., podcasts are a way in which libraries can share their knowledge and practices with their staff, patrons, and professional peers.
Friday, December 19, 2008
Here are two of my favorite musicians - Damon Albarn of Blur and Ray Davies of the Kinks - performing one of my favorite songs - Davies' "Waterloo Sunset". I don't spend much time exploring YouTube because I am afraid of getting too much into it and letting it steal all of my time, but I do like looking up the occasional music video or music performance.
As for YouTube and libraries, the possibilities are endless: advertisements, instructional videos, online copies of archival film holdings, etc. Any video that a library creates can be posted to YouTube if the library so wishes, thereby reaching a wide audience - if anyone can find it in amongst all the other stuff on YouTube!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
UPDATE December 2, 2008: I replaced the countdown to the old deadline with a countdown to the new deadline.