Tuesday, September 30, 2008

RSS Feeds

Unfortunately, when I tried to use Bloglines it was unavailable so I'm going to have to come back & try it. I have used google reader & added RSS feeds to it. I like the fact that all the sites that I visit for news etc is available straight from my google reader & I don't have to go to favourites or type in each address when I want to look at them.
Found a readers advisory blog that I hadn't seen before - looking forward to reading through it when I have a little more time.
I can see how RSS feeds would be useful in filtering information once it's set up & how it could be used in a library or on a library website to show those non techno-phobe people what is happening in our library.

Waterloo Station

Waterloo Station
Originally uploaded by headlessmonk
I am really enjoying using flickr - put in my area/town & found these pictures of Waterloo Station & pictures of my techno-phobe brother-in-law! Love this pic of the old church that's on the Gwydir highway heading to Inverell.

Waterloo Station

Waterloo Station
Originally uploaded by headlessmonk
I see this creek everytime I go to my sister & brother-in-laws place - have actually gone fossicking off the bridge.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Post 1

I'm hoping to learn about some new uses for various technologies - i.e. introducing a YA blog or a list of upcoming events, readers advisory. I'm looking forward to undertaking a program that is going to increase my brain use - don't seem to be using too many of my brain cells, in any way that should be stretching my grey matter. I'm hoping that learning 2.0 will be good for my professional development.

Professionally I think we have a responsibility to our patrons to keep up to date with the changes in information provision & access so that we are able to provide information in formats that quite a few people have regular access to.

I enjoyed Stephen Fry's clip - the more computer savvy of us are able to locate information or 'lost' material on the internet fairly easily. Those of us (me) who use the net for the same thing all the time aren't actually using the available information to the extent that we could be. I use it daily for email, reference questions, regular stuff like checking the weather but don't very often venture out of my comfort zone.

Blog 1

This is my very first post on my very first blog. This is the website for the library that I work in: http://www.gisc.nsw.gov.au/library.html