Sunday, December 5, 2010

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Twitter and libraries

1. Thank goodness! I can definitely see how libraries can use this tool to connect with the people who use twitter! This is the way to grab the attention of generation X and Y with the short sharp entries and links to more information. Some very imaginative stuff going on. In the New York Public library link I was impressed to see how they have used the upcoming world series to link to historic photographs that they have on Flickr.
"Bruiser last night in game 1. Sometimes a little historical perspective helps ease the pain #worldseries "
The library entries are colloquial and casual and because the words are limited, thought has to go into making them eyecatching. This differs from the general Twitter forum, just by the focus of each tweet which has a purpose rather than just aimless tweeting for the sake of it.

2. Are you Totally In Love with Jamie Fraser?! How great would it be to meet his creator

searching Twitter

Well ... what can I say. Searching for "people in Zambia" using the Twitter search engine did at least get results that related to people in Zambia. However, when I used the 3rd party search engine Twitcity and put in Auckland, I got absolute babble.

At least I can say I have looked at Twitter, but I can't say I found out anything I didn't already have a pretty good idea about. I'm obviously getting way too old! However, I'm hoping that "Twitter and libraries" will change my mind.

module 2 topic 1

1. Visited the All Black's site, mostly used for news and promotion
Time magazine is news articles judging by the content of the tweets.
2. They seem to use them as headlines to other sites e.g. the All Black linked to the Addidas website and Facebook etc. Time seemed to link all their tweets to a site called Stumble Upon that was so slow to load I couldn't be bothered waiting.

Had a look at Grammar Girl and thought ...what?

creative commons

1.Viewed some of the video, but it was so slow to load I eventually gave up.
2. Creative Commons NZ was very interesting. Very user friendly - I particularly like the little pop up examples of each type of licence.
You are free:
to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work
to Remix — to adapt the work
Under the following conditions:
Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work).
Attribute this work:
What does "Attribute this work" mean?
The page you came from contained embedded licensing metadata, including how the creator wishes to be attributed for re-use. You can use the HTML here to cite the work. Doing so will also include metadata on your page so that others can find the original work as well.
Noncommercial — You may not use this work for commercial purposes.
With the understanding that:
Waiver — Any of the above conditions can be waived if you get permission from the copyright holder.
Other Rights — In no way are any of the following rights affected by the license:
Your fair dealing or fair use rights;
The author's moral rights;
Rights other persons may have either in the work itself or in how the work is used, such as publicity or privacy rights.
Notice — For any reuse or distribution, you must make clear to others the license terms of this work. The best way to do this is with a link to this web page.

4A. Under the following conditions:
Attribution — You must attribute the work in the manner specified by the author or licensor


online privacy and security

  • Absolutely these resources would be useful to share. Netsafe, being a NZ site is very useful and user friendly the way it is broken into the different age groups and subjects.
  • The information on security has absolute relevance to our customers, not just for their use of Pharos accounts etc. but for all online activity. As we increasingly give people the option to do online payments for fines and for other council payments, it is important that we have a knowledge of security options for our patrons. I would be recommending to internet users that they visit Netsafe and read up on all the issues involved with using the internet. Many people, although competent users of the internet can be quite naive about security and I would include myself in that. Most of us are well aware that there are dangers involved in using the internet, but not aware of just what exactly they are. That's why Netsafe is such a good site. It's relevant to us, it's user friendly and it explains security in plain language. Rather than trying to tell customers what they should know about security, I would be referring them to this site and telling them why.


Yes, I would use this if I was going to open alot of accounts. At the moment I'm not into it, but it would be very easy to just use one username and password for non-secure activity.