Saturday, April 26, 2008


I am being dragged deeper and deeper. is the coolest site I have ever been on, I am so hooked. This is wrong.
The challenge has broken me. I am going to have to buy a home computer or a laptop. You are solely responsible for dropping the circ at my branch. There will be no time to read!

Thing 19 Web 2.0, interesting site and the awards are great. Kind of slow to open. I was just reading the award about, the #1 for city guides and reviews, and someone came in to ask what there is to do in the area with his daughter. Ha ha. I added 3 sites immediately. How great is that?
The Content Aggregation and Management awards appear to be going to the sites that have the best tools, for programing and codeing etc., to help improve your website.

Thing 18 Web Apps

Google Docs is wonderful. I have used it before for the Virtual Branch Workgroup. It worked very well. It is extremely easy to use, definitely a lot like Microsoft Word. appears to be an incredible asset. So many applications in one place. Maybe we should have a shortcut to it on the Cybraryn computers that don't have word. This site is fabulous.

There is no doubt these Apps should be in use by all committees. What are we waiting for... if I had had any knowledge of them before, when I was on Circ & E, it would have made things much easier. Perfect for writing the newsletter. Not to mention the brochure.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Thing 17 Sandbox

I have to confess that I did my challenge backwards. I played in the sandbox yesterday. I got the email in my outlook and just started the Thing. As I said in the previous post I have already used a wiki. It really helped to have the wiki. We got our assignments and meeting dates and questions immediately instead of having to wait. We could login at our conveniece and get the job done. I loved it. It was a real treat to not have to drive all the way from LEH to were ever a meeting would be, since they are never held at LEH.

Thing 16 Wikis

I have looked at, referred to and used wikis before this challenge. The Virtual Branch group used a wiki to get our work done. Everyone was from different branches and we couldn't meet very often. The wiki was a great way to get everything done. I liked it a lot.

The Library Success wiki has a lot of content, it would be great if I was a librarian. I really don't have a use for it at this point. It is good to know it is there to refer to. So funny, as I am sitting here my coworkers are saying that on the Library Success wiki there is a wonderful reader's advisory feature that everyone should use. So I am wrong and I have yet another site that I need to keep exploring...sigh.

I am not into Wikipedia. Now that I have had the history tab pointed out and I can see the changes that have been made I might use it once in a while. I also like the discussion feature.

This is getting crazy. No matter how much you use the internet there is so much more you haven't even begun to break the surface.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


The new obssession of the staff is It's hard to choose what to add to the blog.

Thank you for the direction and help.

Thing 15 Library 2.0

When I think "library" the first word I think of is books, the second word is knowledge. Any format for working the mind. Library 2.0 is a natural progression to my thinking. I read Into a New World of Librarianship and To a Temporary Place in Time. Both are excellent. Both are easy to understand and give a good definition of what libraries need-to be and remain relevant.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Thing 14 Technorati

There is a lot of stuff on this site. I said back a few posts that this Thing would help me learn how to work with Technorati. Can't say it has cleared much up. it's hard to believe this is a revamped version of Technorati. I searched the learning 2.0 and got back a lot of result's in the posts and in the blog lists. Really don't want to search through all those hits for something interesting.
I keep trying to claim my blog and technorati keeps saying there is a problem claiming my blog try again in a few minutes. I searched OCL Web Challenge and I got 3 hits, Glynis' blog and BGT YS' and OCL Webthings. I'll have to play around some more.

Thing 13 Tagging and Folksonomies and

Okay personally I am not very good at tagging. I like that you can collaboratively tag. Not very creative about what tag to give to something so like to "tag" along with someone else's. I like that you can just search a keyword (tag) and get all the hits you can imagine but my imagination is not that good. Way to much info to sort through unless you know exactly what you want. is just too time consuming for me. I don't have sites that I need to refer back to all the time and if I do I can just add an RSS feed now that I know how. I just don't have constant computer access for all these sites. If I am not at work I am not on the computer. I have too many other things to do, or just one thing, like read...

Monday, April 14, 2008

As usual I was wasting time going from next blog to next blog (our ocl blogs would not make much sense to anyone randomly connecting to them). Some of the blogs I have hit on are so beautiful I can't believe it. I just want to leave comments all the time but I don't even know if the people can read English. Such lovely photos and artwork and even music. Maybe when I'm done with the 23 things my blog will be half as good. Well on to the next post and the next Thing.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Thing 12 Part 2 WorldCat

Not too complicated. Searced for Adam by Ted Dekker( I just checked this book in last week). Got 415 hits for 3 editions. Used 08087 for the zip. OCL did not come up as owning this book but when I click the search my library link under Get It it goes straight to ipac and the book.

For the advanced search under OC history I picked Biographical Cyclopedia of Ocean County, New Jersey. I got 2 results and I picked the one with no autor listed like it is on our catalog. It's owned by 17 libraries (from all over the US) on microform and book. Really nice to know.

Thing 12 part 1 NetLibrary

Already had an account but couldn't remember what my login was because I haven't used this resource in so long. I just made a new account and I searched for the Iliad. My results were for cliffnotes....not good. I went to advanced search and entered Homer under author and the Iliad under title. No results. No copies in the netlibrary. My next search was under keyword: fantasy.
Got a bizarre list as a result. Picked Gulliver's Travels. Definitely the right book, if I wanted to read it again.
The Netlibrary does not have enough books. It is easy to sign up for and easy to use. It is fine for certain research purposes and customers seem to be satisfied with it., not really my kind of thing. Not into public speaking, don't use quote very often in daily conversation. Good to know it's there if need it.


I forgot to add a link to my LibraryThing catalog, thanks Elizabeth.

Here it is

I don't know why only some of the covers are not showing up in my library list. The titles will just have to be enough for now.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Thing 11

Okay, it's been a few years since I've visited LibraryThing. I can't believe how much better it is now. There are so many new aspects to the site. It's great. I wish you could add more than one book at a time. They need a back to author or back to series link. If anyone knows how give me a clue. Building my library will take a while, especially when I can't remember which editions I have. I can remember when I was about 13 trying to keep an index card for everybook I owned and losing the battle. This is too cool. Alright I can't spend all my time on LibraryThing. It will be another losing battle for me.

I did a quick tagmash with dead, librarians--here's what I got: Abhorsen by Garth Nix
Lirael, daughter of the Clayr by Garth Nix
Sabriel by Garth Nix
I'll have to check them out. ha ha

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

So Sorry

Didn't work on the Things yet. Worked on getting the picture I love as the background for my title. Still don't have it quite the way I want it but, oh well, good enough for now.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Things 10,11, & 12

It seems like there is no time to breathe today. So busy I couldn't get a computer until 3:00. Had to do my regular work, of course. Good thing I have had previous experience with Librarything, the Netlibrary and WorldCat. I can check them out again and do the discovery exercises another day. I've already been commenting on other blogs, they are listed in Blogs I Visit. Gotta go... closing soon

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Checking in

it's nice to have time off from our things to just mess around.

starting to really love the bloglines. some of the RSS' have too many feeds, I'm going to have to try and narrow it down. BBC News over the weekend had 147 feeds, way too many with a lot of repetition.

my blog entries are kind of short. when I'm talking I'll just babble on and on but writing, not my thing. that's why I read so much. someone else is nice enough to write everything down and entertain me.