Saturday, August 30, 2008

Here Comes Summer

Took me a while to get this picture to my Blog, but somehow it arrived Yippee!!! I am not sure quite how it got there but it is there and that is the main thing. I am feeling quite proud of myself.
There were quite a few images to choose from but I liked this one the best.

Here Comes Summer - Custom comment codes for MySpace, Hi5, Friendster and more

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Playing in the Sandbox

Have got sand under my fingernails and have opened a Wiki account (under a different name).
As yet I haven't written any entries but will probably go back and add some details about my favourite things.
You could spend a lot of time playing ,and making sandcastles but it is now my bedtime and I need my beauty sleep

Sunday, August 24, 2008


I have discovered that Wiki is taken from the Hawaaian term Wikiwiki which means superfast.
Checked out Book Lovers wiki and was impressed. The index is set out clearly in genres and you can read up to date reviews on your favourites (or add your own review).It also reviewed audio books.
Tried to get into Library Success but had to log in with email & password so only had quick look at list of contents ( which were quite impressive).
Selling your library.
Training and development.
Implementing technology in libraries
Readers advisory
Collection selection and management
These are only a few of the headings and I think this would be a very helpful site .

Saturday, August 23, 2008

WEB 2.0

Today I checked out OCLC Next Space News letter, and read about "icebergs" and the New World of Librarianship.By using Web 2.0, libraries provide better teaching facilities at University/school Libraries.
Patrons will keep returning to the Library if they can get the information that they need promptly.
It is true that libraries are no longer just a collection of books and we must keep up with the everchanging technology.
I consider that Web 2.0 will go a long way to meeting all the objectives in North Shore libraries vision for the future.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008


Well I have now been on a tour of technorati and quite honestly it didn't make a lot of sense to me.
Maybe I am just too old and set in my ways but I was totally confused and could see no advantage to me personally.
For people who use computers a lot in their daily work it is probably a great thing but not for me

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I have had my tour around Delicious and although I can see that it would be useful in many ways, I do not feel that it is the sort of thing that I personally will be using.
People who spend a lot of time on their computers researching etc will most definately find it of great help.
However it seems to involve a lot of input and I am not the sort of person to spend lots of time on a computer when there are so many other interests in my life

Thursday, August 14, 2008

RSS feeds

Well I think I've got the gist of it,but Ican't see that I will make much use of these either at work or at home.
It would probably be useful to the Library as a whole by way of receiving news about new books and literary events.
Unless I manage to find some extra time in my day to have a practise I feel that I will probably forget what it is I am supposed to be doing.
Do I sound confused? Thats because I am

Sunday, August 10, 2008


When we first bought our computer,I freely admit I knew hardly anything.
Since then I have learned that I can shop on the Internet(Maybe it is a bit too easy!)
You just have to have your credit card ready and off you go.
The way that we can send photos to family and friends is amazing, and who would have thought that you could send messages to someone on the other side of the world in a matter of minutes.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Postcard Browser

Discovered Postcard Browser which is really great.You just need to enter a word and it brings up all these amazing postcard images.Will probably have another look when I have more time

Monday, August 4, 2008


Originally uploaded by Makednos
Had fun looking for more pictures. Although it took me some time to figure out how to do ,I am pleased with my progress

Out my window - Cephallonia, Greece vacation

I found this beautiful picture and thought "how peaceful"
I would love to be there