Monday, November 5, 2007

The End

OK, I am finally done. It was a fun ride while it lasted. I did learn a lot of new stuff. It is good to know what the kids are up to now a days.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Quest 12: Media 2.0 Part 2 Podcasts

I looked at all three. I preferred (no registration). After searching the term "library", I found the Hennepin County Library – TeenLinks Podcasts interesting. They have podcasts of book reviews, movie reviews and teen club news. These podcasts are done by their YA patrons. Since YA’s are up on the latest technology, I think that having podcasts on CCPL’s website would attract some teens.
After registering, I found on some very interesting podcasts. I listen to Tech Tracks Podcasts (Podcasting for the tech tracks classes of the SC State Library). How about listening to their introductory podcast?

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Quest 12: You Tube PLCMC Video "Get a Clue @ Your Library"

Quest 12: Media 2.0 Part 1 You Tube

Ok, What can I say about You Tube? First thing that I thought about was copyright. It does not matter if a professional studio or artist or any old Tom, Dick or Harry who made the video, the videos are copyright protected. Tom, Dick or Harry might not might not know or care about copyright. A video is considered to be published once it is uploaded to You Tube. Therefore, technically one should gain permission before using any video.
I noticed a lot of copyright infringement when searching the film and animation category. Fans not the studio or artist are the ones who uploaded many of the videos in this category. The same problem is found in MySpaceTv.
I can see CCPL using You Tube to publish promotional videos. PLCMC has done this for summer reading and programs. They even have new employee orientation videos.
I plan on using a Naruto ad on Dorchester’s anime MySpace page to promote the club. I will be getting permission from FUNimation even though the library falls under fair use.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


I do not pay any attention to advertisements. I also find that if we (the library) have too many signs posted, that people do not read them. I do like the Bob Dylan video.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Quest 11 part 2

A customer is the most important visitor on our premises.

He is not dependent on us.

We are dependent on him.

He is not an interruption in our work

- he is the purpose of it.

We are not doing him a favour by serving him.

 He is doing us a favour by giving us the opportunity to serve him.

-Mahatma Gandhi



Quest 11 - Online Apps!

Ok, I can see some advantages to using these online applications. I tried out both Zoho and Google Docs. The advantage of Zoho Writer over Google Docs is that it can be used offline, when you download Google Gears. Ironically, Google Docs does not at this time have this feature. One might want to work offline especially when one is on dialup. When I used to write wed pages, I always worked offline.
Zoho also has more services: spreadsheet; web conferencing; slide presentation, note taker; web application creator; planner; wiki; chat; and writer. Google Docs has a spreadsheet and slide presentation besides the writer.
Both can download an excel spreadsheet, but neither can freeze-frame. When I am working in excel I need the option to freeze-frame.
Google presentation is better then Zoho Show in that Google has some themed backgrounds. Neither is as good as Microsoft PowerPoint or Corel Presentation when it comes to the verity of backgrounds.
Zoho writer has 50 templates one can use: resume writer; cover letter; or booklet. Some take the place of Microsoft Publisher. Google Docs does not have this option. Both have a spell-check but neither have a grammar-check. I have been spoiled by Corel’s grammar-check.
Zoho also has applications that apply to businesses.They have online database and reports; project management software; web conferencing; customer relationship management (CRM); and a chat room. They also have Zoho Mail and Zoho Business that are in a beta testing mode.