Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Thank you HCL for offering the journey. It was sometimes frustrating but mostly entertaining and ultimately rewarding. I liked using Library Thing and creating the Avatar was way big fun. Technology is a wonderful thing especially in the information seeking business. But I cannot tell a lie. I would rather spend my time reading a good book.

Audio Books

I explored Overdrive, Netlibrary and Project Gutenburg. Netlibrary had a wonderful tutorial. They were all user friendly but Project Gutenburg was the easiest.I found the most entertaining and unexpected entry on Project Gutenburg "human-read". Human-read was pretty much what I assumed to be the norm.

I will definitely use these sites the next time I fly.


I found this research a little bit frustrating because I seem to lack the appropriate plugins to upload some podcasts. I preferred using podcast.net and podcastalley.com.
I found a book and poetry site on podcast.net that looks interesting.


The merlin podcasting site was the most fun. I listened to an interview with Arlo Guthrie and Family from Kankakee Library.

Monday, November 19, 2007

You Tube

I explored 3 video sites. Dailymotion was obscene. Metacafe seemed fun and easy to use.
I like You Tube the best. This is my favorite video -

Emily and Henrietta


I found this site from the Web 2.0 awards list. It is a combination of user submitted news and news straight from the wire. It's fun and easy to use.

Zoho Writer


Maryland Libraries Sandbox Wiki


Here are three new titles that I heartily recommend.

The Broken Shore by Peter Temple

Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin

In the Woods by Tana French