Monday, August 22, 2011

Beyond Method #8

Here is the link to my screencast. 

I chose to use "screenr" mainly because I liked their instruction video better. It took several tries to get it right but that was only because I got tongue tied and couldn't spit the words out right.

I think that this could be a useful tool. It is easy to create and share. I had no idea that this sort of thing was available and look forward to finding ways to use it.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Beyond Method 7

This one is going to take more time than I have to dedicate to it right now. I have used Power Point in the past many times to do presentations for various church programs. I enjoyed working with it and got very comfortable with it.

I tried doing a presentation with Prezi but need to look at the help section a bit more I think. So far it is very confusing to me but I think with more time to play I could catch on.

 As we are getting close to the deadline for finishing this course I think I will press on to the next step and come back when I have more time to work on this.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Beyond Method 6 Update

I added Moby Dick to my "Kindle" in about 2 minutes. This is the first time I have done this and would not hesitate to use this service again.

Also while I was at the Guttenberg site I signed up to help proofread books on their way to being e-books.

Summer Programs Drawing Crowds


We had a roll-over demo at the library this summer. Over 80 kids and parents came to watch the truck cab roll over and over.  Remember ... CLICK IT OR TICKET!

Beyond Method 6

To E-book or not to e-book ... That is the question.  We have been wanting to look into e-book lending.  Being a small East Texas town we have not had requests for e-books as of yet but at least one board member and I own a "Kindle", so we are interested in how this all works.  From the information provided I feel that we need to wait for a time before trying to equip our library to lend e-books.  I think that in the not too distant future there will be advances in this area that will make it more do-able for a smaller library.

I have been aware of the Guttenberg Project since I was fairly young. My Father was legally blind and we had a LARGE record player and got books on record regularly. I remember thinking how cool it was to listen to someone read to me anytime I wanted.
This is the link to the book I chose on the Guttenberg page. I have looked at it online and when I get home this evening I will add it to my "Kindle". I will let you know how that goes.

At the end of the day I love my e-reader and I know that with all the devices that can support e-books it is something that libraries will have to add to their inventory.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Beyond Method 5

This was one that I have been looking forward to. I love the idea of having a place to keep track of books I have read and books that I have. I checked out both GoodReads and LibraryThing and decided to use GoodReads for now. I just liked the look and feel of this site better.

We have just started a book club at our library this past week and I think that this is an awesome way to keep everyone connected in our group. I will be setting up a page for our club members before we meet again.