Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Well here is another great tool for sharing information and collaboration whether it be work, hobbies whatever. I cannot see that I would be using this in the near future (famous Last words) but I can see the online/off-line availability and sharing between nominated users would make this a popular option for many. Great options available to enhance documents.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Libraries are doorways to information for all who enter and we therefore need to be at the very least aware of what is available beyond books, email and google. I think of the times I have seen a dyed in the wool "older" book worm take to google after a simple lesson and not look back. Good grief what would this user do if he knew about wikis and facebook and twitter and.....he would never leave the library, our walls would be bursting at the seams, not with books, but people.
The availability of online resources available to library users is one instance of the changing style of the way information is presented. However it does appear that the use of these resources to a large degree depends on staff presenting or being aware of the need for this information. So for me as interesting and amazing as all the web offers it is only as good to the library as its people.