Monday, August 18, 2008

Sandbox Wiki

Lots of fun and interesting. There is great skill in writing a book and lots of thought goes into the first and last lines. Some are simply brilliant.


Well, this one I know and with the Fitch growing so do many. The Fitch is a wiki with staff access only and very democratic too. An excellent example is also Wikipedia, which has been considered untrustworthy because anyone can write in it, is stiil valuable. I use it frequently on AnyQuestions and point students to the websites listed as resources.

Library 2.0

This is the gist of it: with new web tools information can be released to flow in every direction (library to user, user to library, library to library, and user to user).
A book review blog would be interesting, particularly if it developed connections to other good authors. Users might really like that. Would they contribute? Would we censor it?
I can see a big struggle with control issues, however, the Kete Horowhenua approach of combining both I would really like to see. The fitch is a bit like this but inside the library staff only.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Well....starting to see way too much information. Searching blog posts, following tags a bit like getting lost in the bush. Blog directory useful ... but do I really want to know??? Not a place for browsing unless I aint got much to do. All a bit crowded really.

Social bookmarking

Well, that was fun with Delicious and tagging.
I've created an account and some bookmarks too.
See an RSS feed there.
I like the idea of sorting favourites more spontaneously.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


This was a bit confusing to work out and somehow I get updates to my gmail as well as bloglines. Still, very useful for getting new information in developing fields, learning what other librarians are doing.
Could be useful as a new service
How can we get fitch feeds, I wonder, so we all know when new fitches are made.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Interesting technology

I'm interested in the kindle and the possibilities of u-tube for training. I have already used it to access videos on the Treaty of Versailles for NCEA projects. Very useful.

Adding flickr images

This exercise was quite hard to do, logging onto a flickr account and then going back to complete the process. Probably better to logon first and get an account before looking for an image to add.
Too confusing to do it along the way.