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Thoughts and musings on Cam23

Last Build Date: Sat, 28 Aug 2010 12:54:45 +0000


Ta-Dah! (Thing 23)secretlibraryislandTa-Dah!wordle

Sat, 28 Aug 2010 12:54:45 +0000

So this is it, the end of Cam 23!  I’ve enjoyed the program, and feel like I’ve learnt a lot. My favourite part has been reading everyone’s blogs. They have all been so interesting and varied!  Cam 23 has taught me lots of things, especially to give each “thing” a decent period of use before […](image)

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Wiki’s on the web (Thing 22)secretlibraryisland

Fri, 20 Aug 2010 06:50:11 +0000

Like a lot of people have mentioned, my main experience of wiki’s is Wikipedia. I like using it for finding our basic information on a subject, especially when I have no idea about it! I have come across other wiki’s on my webtravels, such as ones dedicated to certain tv/book/comic series. I’ve always thought wiki’s […](image)

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Youtube, Podcasting and kittens (Thing 21)secretlibraryisland

Thu, 19 Aug 2010 09:24:58 +0000

Things I use (or have used) Youtube for: 1. Watching music videos. 2. Watching cute animal videos. 3. Watching tutorials on various subjects. 4. Looking up theme tunes to/clips of kids tv series I watched when I was younger. As you can probably see, I’ve not really considered Youtube in terms of libraries. I like […](image)

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More Google-y things (Thing 20)secretlibraryislandWhachoo lookin' at? by code poet @ Flickr

Wed, 18 Aug 2010 11:41:25 +0000

Google Doc’s turned out to be yet another “I wish I’d known about that earlier” tool. My lecturers at University loved group projects and presentations, and I always found them a complete hassle to organise and complete. I have a feeling Google Docs would have saved us a lot of stress. I think Google Docs […](image)

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Marketing (Thing 19)secretlibraryislanduntitled

Wed, 18 Aug 2010 11:40:14 +0000

This is the Thing I’ve been dreading writing a post on, and I couldn’t even think of an interesting title for it! Cam23 has shown me that marketing using social media can be pretty powerful. Social networking has becoming increasingly popular, for many people checking sites like Twitter and Facebook has become part of their […](image)

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So, Zotero (Thing 18)secretlibraryisland

Wed, 11 Aug 2010 11:45:54 +0000

So the deadline for Cam23 is starting to loom in a slightly ominous fashion! Roll on Thing 18! It’s been a while since I’ve written any essays! Like lots of other people, my referencing technique of choice was just to note down my references as I went along. Whilst this worked perfectly well, I can […](image)

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Facebook, Linkedin and being social (Things 16 & 17)secretlibraryislandLinks. by Ravages @ Flickr

Thu, 05 Aug 2010 11:10:20 +0000

I can’t lie, I’m just not very social on my social network sites. When I first joined Facebook (sometime during university) I was more excited about it. I updated my status, uploaded photo’s and added a virtual squirrel as a pet. Nowadays, I really only use it for messaging other people and arranging events. I […](image)

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The thing about LibraryThing (Things 14 & 15)secretlibraryislandTags and LibraryThing recommendations for Mort, by Terry PratchettA sample of my books on LibraryThing

Fri, 23 Jul 2010 10:05:18 +0000

Or how many times can I write ‘thing’ in one entry. So I signed up for LibraryThing earlier this week, and have been adding books from my own collection and poking around the site. From a personal perspective I can see the appeal of LibraryThing. I like how you can organise books into collections, such […](image)

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On Reflection… (Thing 13)secretlibraryislandReflections for the day

Wed, 21 Jul 2010 10:30:15 +0000

So Thing 13 is here, and it’s time to reflect! Whilst I’m still struggling a bit with blogging, I’m enjoying what Cam23 has offered so far. I’ve learned a lot more about web 2.0 from a work/library perspective. Although I was familiar with some of the tools already, it hadn’t really occurred to me to […](image)

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But do I find SlideShare Delicious? (Things 11 & 12)secretlibraryisland

Mon, 19 Jul 2010 09:30:39 +0000

After a week on holiday and then a couple of busy weeks in our library, I’ve found myself falling behind on my 23 things! Since I’m feeling a bit like a guilty child who hasn’t done her homework on time, here are my comments on SlideShare and Delicious. I’m finding it a bit difficult to […](image)

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