Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Daily Thoughts 7/27/2010
This is a link to the presentations from the Library Workers Skillshare. I did not get to go to it because I was working that night http://sites.google.com/site/libraryworkersskillshare/ Some of it is quite interesting. I created a Google Profile for example. http://www.google.com/profiles . It is very basic. I am still shy of putting up images of my face on the web. Maybe it is a personal thing.
On the train to work, I finished reading Design and Launch an Online Social Networking Business In A Week. It provides an outline of what you would need to do to start a social media business. I would say it is a very bare bones outline and there is still a lot missing from the book. It is a starting point for someone interested in making a social media business. I found it to be a little bit too simple.
Publishers Weekly has an excellent article on Scribd and HTML 5 http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/print/20100726/43942-betting-the-house-on-html5.html
I put together a display of books on New Media this morning with a banner and some flyers for our Digital Media Catalog. Hopefully people will take the books. The display that seems to be going most quickly is books on cooking and drinks.
I have been reading up on the National Broadband Plan. They are going to have a number of grants that go with this plan aimed at libraries. Their specific purpose is to introduce digital technology into libraries. This means there may be a chance to get devices like the Ipad, Kindle, MP3 players, digital cameras, as well as training for digital technology.