Thursday, September 18, 2008

View of Lake Como at Villa Carlotta, Italy

Orseolo Afternoon, Venice


Well what can I say? At the start of this Web 2 I was feeling rather negative and didn't really think that I would get this far.
I have enjoyed most of the exercises especially liked flickr,postcard browser and library thing.
Not so keen on zoho writer and rss feeds.
I have found that I am not too old to learn new things and that I am not quite so much of a technophobe as I thought I was.
Feeling rather proud of myself for persevering and not throwing in the towel.
As you can see I have gone a bit crazy over the beautiful pictures of the places I would love to visit.

Social Networking and Libraries

I feel that by using sites like MySpace libraries are creating new ways to market themselves to a much wider teenage "audience".
They give the teens chance to connect with favourite authors and musicians and hopefully they will tell their friends about how great libraries are.
They are also a good way to get the message across announcing activities and services at the local library.Therefore hopefully achieving a higher public attendance at book launches and talks by popular authors

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Get Social My Space and Facebook

I checked out both Auckland Library and Rotorua Library sites on Bebo and found them to be very colourful and informative.
Then went into My Space and had a look around Trip Advisor. You could look for hotels etc and check out prices and availability. Would be very handy if I was lucky enough to be planning a big overseas trip.
I then tried out a music site of one of my favourite singers and really enjoyed this one. There were videos and blogs and lots of photos. Will probably go in and login for this one.
Had a quick look at Facebook and found quite a few people that I know registered on this.(Including members of my family).
I don't think that I will register myself as I feel that these sort of sites are aimed at the younger generation.
However I did enjoy my visits.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

E Books

I decided to look for a couple of my childhood favourites "Little Women" and "Peter Pan".Found them both on Librivox.Also checked out Google Books and was impressed with the range available.E books would be vary useful when travelling ,but I personally much prefer to curl up with a "proper book" and a large box of chocolates

Thursday, September 11, 2008


I'm afraid I got totally confused and lost with this exercise.Some sites I couldn't even get into.
However did manage to access podcastpickle and listened to excerpts from a couple of books that took my fancy "Summer in Tuscany" and " Must Love Dogs".
These would be quite handy for library users to have a little preview of a book and is more interesting than just reading the synopsis on the book cover

Monday, September 8, 2008

limani (one year ago !)
Originally uploaded by iliasamos

Chios Island Greece

Chios Island Greece
Originally uploaded by tolis*

Infotubey and Youtube

First I watched some of the Library videos and personally thought the guys singing were a bit corny.
I did however enjoy The Denver Public library video,and thought that it was a good marketing tool. I feel that this idea could be used to publicise our own libraries.
I then had a look at Best of the 60s music videos and also Oldies but Goodies early 50s 60s Rock N Roll videos.
I enjoyed these as they brought back a lot of memories of my miss spen youth

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Im Cooked and I Food

I really enjoyed this exercise. I checked out 2 of the winning sites in Web 2. and loved them both.
I watched several video cooking demonstrations and there were some really good ones.
You can join up and share recipes with other members and even video yourself (if you are so inclined).Don't think I will be doing that though.
Unfortunately I can see no use whatever for a library setting but I am sure that some of the other categories would be of use i.e. Genealogy.

Zoho Writer

Well what can I say. After waiting nearly 15 minutes to sign up I was confronted by a whole lot of information that meant absolutely nothing to me.
Having never used word processing it was all very confusing and I am sure I personally will never take this one any further.
However saying that, I did manage to create a document.But as for the other features (which I am sure are very helpful to some) I was completely lost

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


I did this one rather quickly so didn't study it too hard. My searchroll is about baking which is one of my favourite past times. Hopefully I may get some new and delicious recipes from this.
I will keep my fingers crossed.

Library Thing

I enjoyed this site . Had fun finding my books on line1+-
Although I have a couple of coffee table type books on Italy and Spain which did not appear. I have only added 6 books at this stage but will go back in again and add more at a later date.
I would also like to do abit more "exploring"