Thursday, March 5, 2009
I want to use this blog to record memories of my life with my wonderful sisters and hopefully to talk with others about their "sister experiences". My life is great, silly, sad and unbelievable because of my sisters. My twin sister is my soul mate and my exact opposite in many ways. My "little" sister has always been the "wise child", imparting her honest knowledge to all of us rather we want it or not! My first memory as a child was my mother pushing me and my twin, Sharon, on the swing set with my little sister in her tummy. I guess we wondered what that "bump" was! When she was born the fun really began. My poor mother!
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
Wiki Wiki! Wikis are a way to discuss topics of interest with anyone in the whole world. You can discuss the books you like, problems within your library system, ideas for improving the service at your library, etc. The ways wikis can be used is endless. I wish I had more time to explore these things but I did "tag" some of my favorite wikis to check out later using del.icio.us! I also went to the Maryland Sandbox wiki. Unfortunately, I started getting a lot of e-mails from the sandbox, so I had to change my status. It's all good!
Thursday, July 19, 2007
This thing was not a fun thing, but an interesting thing. Library 2.0 is a concept for keeping libraries up to date with the latest technology and the way patrons seek information and data. It is of course based on Web 2.0 and the fact that people use the web not just for looking up information, but for work, study and play. I thought the article "Away from the icebergs" was especially interesting. The part where he talks about the "just in case" library collection that anticipates what the patron will need, without wasting space on what they won't need. Rick Anderson, who wrote the article said that in his library they have seen a 55% drop in circulation rates over the past 12 years which makes it harder to justify a buildup of the print collection. He suggests that with Web 2.0 a reality, patrons will "expect access to everything - digital collections of journals, books, blogs, podcasts, etc. You think they can't have everything? Think again. This may be our great opportunity." At a time when are constantly trying to figure out ways to draw patrons into the library, we may have to instead think of ways to bring the library to the patron.Very interesting ideas. Check them out!