With a few posts and discussions happening about our dreams of having libraries in our homes I remembered this from one of my favourite blogging friends Circulating Library. Delicious Library looks like a very interesting way of keeping track of collections of all types and cataloguing. It’s also good to see an example. I’m almost inspired to try it myself (on a rainy day when I have some time) as a program to catalogue my books and also my sheet music (the latter of which is constantly in a muddle). Are there any mac fans out there already using it?
This is my umpteenth attempt at a screencast this week. I used JingPro and the built in microphone on my laptop for audio. I then used Youtube to host the screencast as that is where I store all other videos. I decided to screencast something about my regional library as that is the library we are looking at for the second assignment. This screencast is about how to borrow an eAudiobook.
I used my digital voice recorder and audacity to record and mildly edit my podcast. Then I used The Internet Archive to upload and host my podcast.
I have reflected twice this week. In the interest of taking on the challenge of play I have again used video rather than text (which is outside my comfort zone). I also wanted to see if I could add music in the background so that can be heard in the second video. It’s all a bit crackly and I don’t think it really works but it was an interesting exercise for me nonetheless.
What’s that you say? You want to know what I thought about syndication and aggregation?
Well you’ll have to suffer through the videos
Oh…and for those of you who don’t know what Hooked on Classics is here’s a snippet…with added cats!
I decided I would play with Storify as well as Bundlr. Being someone who alternates between loving and hating Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah I thought it might be interesting (and perhaps therapeutic for me) to try it use it as the theme for a story.
I decided to take the “play” challenge and move outside my usual comfort zone of blogging and experiment with vlogging. After reading the Week 2 material about online identity management I thought I would try an off the cuff low key reflection using my webcam. The result is above and has been added to my YouTube channel. A few disclaimers are necessary. I have never used any video technology every before. I have never talked directly and recorded my thoughts in this way. What did I learn? My webcam is a little bit hopeless – the audio and video is a little out of synch for me. Also the sound is crackly. Next time I will try the iPhone video instead!