Thursday, March 26, 2009

Back to Wikis

Wiki, wiki in Hawaiian means fast! I spent some time looking at the SJCPL wiki. Their local history site was full of good information about tracking down info about old houses. I may use this information when I go to Wellington, KS to look for the Lilly family's mill and home. Pawnee Bill and May Lilly lived there with Gordon Lilly's family after they were married. I'm still thinking about writing a biography of May Lilly.

The Princeton wiki was an AHA moment; the first thing I saw was the "All New Square Foot Gardening 2006 edition. I have an old edition. The new edition is very colorful...I must have it!

The library wikis demonstrated several uses for wikis. When we begin remodeling the kids site, we could use wikis to update books lists i.e. If you like "Captain Underpants" may like "Take the Mummy and Run: the Riot Brothers are on a Roll" by Mary Amato.

Web 2.0

The first traces of Web 2.0 are already appearing. Consider the roaring success of sites that embody Web 2.0 principles of simplicity, rich interactivity, user participation, collective intelligence, self-service, novel and remixed content—Flickr, MySpace, FaceBook,, YouTube, LibraryThing—to name a few.

This paragraph says it all! Libraries will be using these sites to create information and share it with others. It's a LibraryThing!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Rollyo & Delicious

Tag you're it! I understand the usefulness of Rollyo, but I didn't master it. Delicious was much easier to use. My username is password is jaguar!
I bookmarked this in Delicious because it's a good resource for children's books.

Library Thing

I have become a member of Library Thing because I need more Things to play with!


Generators are great if your electric goes out, but that's a different generator. I've copied this Monopoly card for you.

TCCL Thing 7 Feeds

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