Sunday, October 21, 2007
I set up an account with Maryland's Digital eLibrary Consortium through HCLibrary's website using my library card. After exploring the audio books, I chose Kabul Beauty School: An American Woman Goes Behind the Veil and added it to my bookbag. I downloaded OverDrive Media Console v2.1 and the Windows Media Player Security Upgrade and was then able to download my chosen audio book to my computer.
I clicked on some of the podcasts from Kankakee Public Library but didn't listen to them because of the long viewing time. I certainly can see the value of libraries using podcasts to broadcast popular library programs.
ZOHO WRITER--BETTER THAN OFFICE WRITER?
Zoho Writer is great! The toolbar is so easy to use with icons for everything from line spacing, to ≈ (special characters), subscript, superscript, inserting images
to using FAQ and forums to answer questions. This is word processor is SO much easier and more intuitive than Office Writer!
There are still some bugs in Zoho Writer, though. I could not figure how to change the page to landscape size, even after I found a "so-called work around fix" in the forum pages. I also could not figure out how to crop the above image--I could only reduce the size overall. Well, for future versions...
Saturday, October 20, 2007
This is a totally cute video about a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Beattie. When I watched this video, Lola was on my lap and started growling when Beattie did!
I like the Youtube site--I'd heard about it and I was interested to explore the site. Obviously, I chose the site from the Cavalier King Charles spaniel videos (yes, there are many on Youtube) I found using the search box. I was a little disturbed to see that there appeared to be a way to link to porn videos if you clicked on some of the comments (I can't be sure since I didn't try.)
I can see posting videos of library events or even blurbs about the Summer Reading Game, etc. on the HCL website.
The comments by individual users of Del.icio.us could be helpful but by clicking on a particular user's notes, you can access all of the user's websites tagged on Del.icio.us. In fact, anytime your username appears on Del.icio.us all of your tagged websites can be accessed. I realize this is described as a "social bookmarking" site, but I can see some privacy concerns using this site for anything but research or professional bookmarks.