Wednesday, August 29, 2007

THE END: Week 9, Thing 23

Hope I can remember some of the eye-opening tools I was exposed to during this journey. I have kept notes which should help me find some things I would like to go back to. Already some of the things I have been able to put to use (especially those related to photography) and have been able to pass on to my grandson (especially podcasting, which he didn't know much about). He's looking forward with fear to the day I upload a video onto his MySpace.
In summary, I'm not sure how often I'll be using many of the cataloging components, but at least I know more about what can be done. And now I can look forward to maybe winning a Wii!

DISCOVERIES: Week 9, Thing 22

I was surprised to see what titles were listed among the Top 100 Books Yesterday in Gutenberg, which I explored after completing the Overdrive guided tour. My choice from that would be Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome, which I should have studied before pursuing my English major in college! What I enjoyed most was obtaining free temporary access to the Classical Archives of music, permitting me to wind up the day by listening to the "Spanish Dance" from Swan Lake. You just never know what a day of working for a library can bring! And what a great and appropriate way to wind up Learning 2.0 - with a swan song!

Friday, August 24, 2007

DISCOVERIES: Week 9, Thing 21

Viewed tutorials and posted a feed. Downloaded audacity for creating a podcast sometime in the future. - The Podcast Directory

Podcast testing

This podcast contains some interesting material. Hope the link works.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

DISCOVERIES: Week 9, Thing 20

Explored some videos and added a few to my blog.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

DISCOVERIES: Week 8, Things 18 and 19

With 19 Things completed, I'm entering the homestretch, looking forward to Week 9 exercises which, I don't think, can be done readily via home dial-up. (Maybe in the process I'll discover how to make podcasts etc. work better from my home computer.) Saw many impressive Web 2.0 award winners in mashups, marketing and photo categories. Picasa looks like a winner for efficiently categorizing dozens of libraryland digital photos.