Friday, January 2, 2009


I like the idea of letting our customers add their own comments to the OPAC. You could do a review with ratings for any book, like Amazon, or just associate your name with a book. This could let you see if you have read a title before, find someone who reads books that you like THAT WE OWN, and put holds on these books. We could add tags to books and let our customers search in this manner, which would help when people are confused by the library of congress subject heading - like a keyword search, but using words that make sense to YOU. I would love to have our library give this a try.

Library 2.0

I don't yet know what I think of Library 2.0. I like the idea of receiving as much information from our customers as possible and being sensitive to change. It sounds to me like the library would like to become more active in the social networking idea. I read "The Central Problem of Library 2.0: Privacy" by Rory Litwin and found that I agreed with the following statement:

"Their decisions (Millennials) concerning privacy on blogs and social networking websites are motivated largely by an interest in being seen, noticed, admired, and potentially in gaining a degree of fame within their milieu. While this is a motivation that’s strongly present in any adolescent, an opposite, limiting motivation to protect oneself by keeping personal information private is a motivation that, by contrast, may have to be learned from painful experience. This should tell us that the Millennials may not have reached the time in their lives when they will have learned to place a high value on their privacy."

I have learned to value my privacy. I'm not thrilled about sharing my ideas on blogs, letting others view my library thing or sharing my sites from My Delicious. This probably makes me anti-social, but I have enough trouble taking care of family, friends children and a full-time career to want to share my thoughts with anyone but those in my close circle.

I really want to see specifics about Library 2.0. What are people doing that is considered 2.0? Show me some examples.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I think I'm a convert! If you haven't tried delicious, do so. I forget my websites at times, but now I can take a list of my favorites to any computer thanks to delicious. Now this is useful!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


I can see the use of Techonorati to look for trends and see what everyone is talking about, however I don't see myself using this tool very often. I tried clicking on the books in the popular section and didn't see much that intersted me. Perhaps if I played with this more, I would see more value.


I like delicious. I created my own account and saved links to Oh What a Geek, blogger, rollyo and all my preschool fingerplay sites that I use. I looked for other people who used my fingerplay sites to see what other sites they liked to use. I'm just wondering how convienent it will be when I switch computers. I know that this is the point, but do I need to put delicious in the links on each computer I use? I'm guessing this will be the case. I can see this as being VERY convenient, as I hate not being able to remember a site.

Saturday, November 15, 2008


I made a rollyo of some favorite sites I use for storytime and fingerplays. It's really neat to be able to search all the sites at once, rather than going to each site individually. This is one of the most useful tools I've seen yet.

Library Thing

I really enjoyed looking at library thing. I liked the fact that I could list books that I want to read to be viewed later, keep a list of what I had read and look at suggestions. I will be turning my library thing profile to private as soon as I know I have credit for entering my books. I find that I'm interested in learning about all these different technologies, but not as interested in using them. So many of them involve talking to strangers online. I'm willing to do this on a professional level, but uninterested in doing this on a personal level.