Monday, November 26, 2007
I really feel that I could go back and do this all over again and then have a better understanding of what is out there. There were times that it was overwhelming with all the info available on the internet. I certainly did learn new sites to go for info and have a better understanding of how to BEGIN to help patrons that are looking for these sites. It was a good experience.
Monday, November 19, 2007
I went into Goggle docs and came up with some types of entities you can access using Googlelookup and some popular attribute names. For instance: Cities and Towns: state, mayor and elevation. Also, Dinosaurs: height, weight, when lived. This could be useful for quick referral.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Libraries are using wikis to help on line searching a lot easier. The 2006 ALA in New Orleans posted its Topics and Outside Activities for members attending the conference. USC Aiken Gregg- Granitevillt Lib posts its onlinecatalogejournals. Also, St. Josrph's Public Library posts a Subject Guide which includes Tips in order to navigate and a Talk To The Library in Libraryforlife.org. This allows patrons to text message librarians or post comments.
My overall impression of Web and Library after getting a general overview is that both work together to allow the user to be in the center of all that is happening. I have been hearing lately that in 2009 all tv's will be digital or have an adapter to allow them to be. Already Flickr, MySpace, FaceBook, Del.icio.us, You Tube, LibraryThing are there. I read "Into a New World of Librarianship" that tells how the library will fit into this scheme.First proposed to the staff at last year's Staff Day and followed by Lew Belfont's Forum 23 things is preparing us to help those customers to navigate the "new Library.