Thursday, October 27, 2011


Delicious reminds me alot of a site that I already use which is While pinterest is a way to collect images and ideas, it also links you directly to the site that the image comes from, and you can organize into different boards, much like the stacks. (I actually found sites that people had saved onto delicious, that I myself had saved on pinterest.) I do like the idea of using these sites to collect ideas, and is a great way to organize the things that interest you.

Thinking as a librarian, which I like to do when I am doing these learning 2.0 tasks, I can see why these sites are helpful. IF you find something interesting at work, you can easily access the same site at home without having to send yourself a link or relook something up, which is such a pain in the butt. It is nice to have a place on the internet where all of your favorite sites are organized and easily accessible. As a librarian, you can use sites like delicious much like you would use an RSS feed. It is an simple way to keep your interests just a click away!

So in conclusion, I think I am going to stick with pinterest but can see why delicious is a popular choice.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

RSS Feeds

I still haven't decided how I feel about RSS feeds. I think that I am too comfortable with checking the miscellaneous sites that I like everyday, and can't really wrap my head around having all the site updates in one place.
I can see why RSS feeds appeal to alot of people. When you are trying to get information from multiple sites, especially ones that update frequently and are ever changing, the use of the feed technology is definitely useful. As a librarian, it would be helpful to be able to check multiple same subject websites. I thought that the Library of Congress RSS feeds were really interesting, and could see my self using them in the future.
I also loved the Unshelved site that we were directed to was also really great. I could see my desk covered in these comics in a few years.

RSS feeds also are probably really helpful when you are following politics, especially an election race. The feed will allow those interested to keep up to date without having to check multiple sites.

Though I am still undecided about whether I plan on using RSS feeds right now, I can see myself using them as a professional. I think I will just have to ease myself into it!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Library Wikis

So it thought that this learning 2.0 exercise was pretty interesting. I have been a contributor on wikipedia for a class while I was an undergrad, and do use wikipedia quite often. I haven't thought about thinking about wiki's in relation to libraries, but once I looked at some of the sites, I was surprised by how well they work. I especially liked the site because 1. i am a serious book lover and 2. I think its an easy way for many people to interact and discuss books. The site allows people to speak their mind about books, and give people advice before they borrow books. Very cool!

I like the idea that wikis can be edited by anyone and is a easy to use site, which is especially important when you have a non-computer using clientele. When I work in a library, I will be sure to use them!