Sunday, October 5, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Bebo is a site that young people visit frequently so it makes sense to promote libraries on their sites.
Even if we just have links on our library websites to Bebo,Facebook etc is not a bad thing.
However, my twenty six year old son t ells me he is only on Facebook and that Bebo and MySpace is just for kids???
I did not want to join up and you do need to be invited to view others sites. Lovely to see some beautiful photos of their travels-Amsterdam,Slovakia and Portugal.
I entered Auckland City Library's Bebo site and was very impressed with what they have done. I was less impressed with Rotorua Library,but good on them for setting it up.
While I was in Brisbane I visited Brisbane Public Library and noticed they had pamphlets advertising tutorials on Facebook for their patrons.
"Brisingr" by Christopher Paolini is only US $9.99 or NZ $14.00 to buy.
I found Michael Connelly has new book.
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly (Kindle Edition - Oct 14, 2008) - Kindle Book
Available for Pre-order. This item will be released on Oct 14, 2008.
Other Editions: Hardcover
I would still rather read the papercopy.
I think Project Gutenberg is an incredible site. I went into the Top 100 Yesterday page and found "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll. Easy to navigate.
LibriVox provides free audiobooks from the public domain. Easily found the title I wanted.
I found Google Book search was the easiest to use. There were lovely illustrations in "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll and John Tenniel.
I went into Podnova and selected the Top 40-all very technology orientated. Looked at Number 28 Documentaries by the BBC.
Also took a look at podcastalley.com. Searched for libraries and got 31 results.
One item was called Library geeks-boring and the sound was not great.
The great read radio show was also hard to listen to.
Not really my cup of tea.
fantastic like LibraryThing and have become hooked on YouTube.
It is good to try new things and I would definitely do it again. Learning should be lifelong.
I really enjoyed YouTube and flickr.
Am going to get a webcam next and connect with my 80 year old Aunt. She has one already!!!
Many thanks to the help team.
I would say that this is the start of a continuing journey.