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Its a great read!

Life and blogging have not been conducive to each other lately. So while I am trying to get my head around some ideas that I will eventually write about, I decided that I would refer my readers to some of the great reads that I have enjoyed lately on a variety of topics. I highly …

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Wikipedia – My experience of it

Before talking about Wikipedia, for those of you who don’t know what a Wiki is, here’s the description straight from the source, Wiki.org. “The simplest online database that could possibly work. Wiki is a piece of server software that allows users to freely create and edit Web page content using any Web browser. Wiki supports …

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Internet Librarian 2005

I didn’t go to the Internet Librarian conference in the US, but I got plenty out of it thanks to the faithful bloggers who attended. Michael, from Tame the Web was a presenter, but also a very enthusiastic attendee, who summed up the key points for him. You can check them out at Tame the …

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Can’t get to the conference……

Its not a problem. I have had the best coverage of the Internet Librarian conference in the US, thanks to the bloggers who attended. I couldn’t attend, being across the world, but I feel like I have the best reports on what happened there. I am sure that you are as equally frustrated as me …

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More problems with technology – this is mine!

As Linda pointed out so eloquently in the comment on my last post, the problem is also the fit in the library service. I readily admit to having a fair dose of “Technolust”, wanting to have something in the library, because I am excited by it, not because it would have a benefit for my …

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Problems dealing with new technology

I am posting this after having finally found the solution (I hope) to the comments problem on this blog. I opened my blog to comments, hoping that I would get some feedback on what people were thinking of my ponderings, however in doing so, I opened it up to mostly spam! All the spam said …

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RSS feeds – What are they good for?

I love my RSS feeds. I get all my blog updates this way, saves me from having to go and visit each blog that I peruse, to see if there are any updates. I have it set up through my Thunderbird email client, so as I check my email, I can check for any new …

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Podcasting – what’s all the fuss!

For those of you who haven’t heard of podcasting, check out Wikipedia for a description. Podcasting is growing very quickly, even my local radio station is podcasting their prank phone calls. But how does that apply to my local library? Initially I was excited about our local history, which was growing exponentially as an accessible …

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In the future…….

Until I started reading blogs and even more magazine articles, there were new technologies appearing in public libraries in Australia, which I had either barely heard of, or knew nothing about. Which of course, then led to the mad scramble for more information. The lesson being the importance of keeping current, even more so in …

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In the beginning……

Just how to start this blog? I aim to share my discoveries as I come across new technologies and new ideas, either for service provision in public libraries, or which can be adapted for that purpose. My discoveries come from reading other blogs (hence me starting my own), magazines, websites and hearing things on the …

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