Today appears to be Social Libraries Friday here at Library Monk. It may signal the beginning of a trend, you’ll just have to wait until next Friday to find out. 🙂
23 Things (or small exercises) that you can do on the web to explore and expand your knowledge of the Internet and Web 2.0.
Most of these I’ve already done or know about, but it’s a nice intro to things 2.0.
Then there is Five Weeks to a Social Library which is a course I wish I had known about while it was going on. But the content is still there, looks like there’s lots of good info to peruse.
There has been some talk of the library doing something with Second Life, but nothing concrete at this point. You might find me on Second Life as Librarymonk Merlin, but I don’t get the time to hang out there much.
I’ve had a Ning account for about a year, but I really hadn’t used it much. Well recently Ning seems to have gained popularity, at least among library folks.
P.S. I was going to leave my last post up a bit longer, but for once I actually had something to write about.
Ok. So I read a lot and I looked up a few 🙂 And I cheated a bit on the order of the books, I found a list. Hey, I’m a librarian, if I don’t know I’m going to look it up.
I’m one of those people who really doesn’t have time for Second Life. My first one is busy enough. So in that spirit here is a great site; Get a First Life: A One Page Satire of Second Life.
In trying to update some coordinates I ran across this site which was exactly what I needed. Just thought I’d share. 🙂
Update: Just to be clear, I didn’t take this photo. I just found it on Flickr and thought it looked cool.
There’s plenty of good information and links here. Some of these resources I knew about, but there are plenty on this list that I didn’t.
Google is great for the quick fact check or the shotgun approach to just see what’s out there. But when you need more in depth info it’s hard to beat a specialized database.