Friday, July 27, 2007

At sea

On a cruise with my parents and sister but was able to fit in a very fun afternoon at the Alaska State Library in Juneau. I got to meet Daniel Cornwall face to face. He graciously showed me around and introduced me to all the staff there that day. Thank you everyone at library, you made my day.

I forgot to pull out my camera and take any pictures at the library or of Daniel. Darn.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Too much twittering

I decided to follow a library on Twitter. The Casa Grande Library in ?? (see below for the hunt to find out where they are located) uses Twitter to announce events, new books, etc. They provide nice links to the catalog records for the material. But they blast out way too many tweets. Just this morning they updated 17 times. I'm going to remove them as it is making it difficult to follow my librarian friends.

The search for Casa Grande Library: Looking at their catalog I still can't figure out where they are located. Finally going to their web page and scrolling WAY down to the very bottom is a map with their mailing address. They are in Arizona.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

More on Twitter

Good article in InformationWeek on using Twitter as a communications tool:

Twitter as a Business Tool

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Thing 23 - summation

Finished with the 23 Things.

Web2.0 and library 2.0, general thoughts: Web 2.0 provides new or enhanced ways to get content out to our constituents, the operative word here is content. Without good and useful content, the best technologies will just frustrate and annoy our users.

Through these 23 things I've made librarian friends through web 2.0 and will be meeting one face to face in a couple of weeks (Alaska here I come).

What will I continue using? I hate to say this, but first off, all things Google. I really like Google Docs and Spreadsheets. I like Google Alerts. At home for entertainment we fly around the world with Google Earth, checking out places we've been or plan to go.

I'll continue using Bloglines for RSS feeds for library and personal information.

I enjoy sharing photos on Flickr and see it as a possible way to promote libraries.
And darned if I will continue with Twitter in the hopes that there will be an "a ha" moment.

This is a great program and a wonderful way to learn about Web 2.0

Maybe now I'll borrow the test Treo and see how many of the 23 things can be done on a smart phone.

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Government blogging

Federal Computer Week published an interesting article on how various federal agencies are setting policy on employee and soldier blogging:

Army stumbles on blogging policy