Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Things I'd Never Known...

...that I know now are skills that I can impart to my patrons. It's a good feeling having spent time looking at a few of these applications.

I'm especially fond of Rollyo. It's as if I've created my own version of the Internet. It truly has the potential to streamline work and can even aid in the effort to evaluate sites for content versus others. They key, however, is how good Rollyo's algorithm is. I constructed my search roll on Thomas Jefferson:

Powered by Rollyo

I'm a bit less enamored with librarything. While the idea of having my own catalog is cool, and its Web presence gives it portability, its display is clunky. However, that's me and patrons may love it. I mean, we're constantly getting comments on reading history. Anyway, here's my very small library on librarything: http://www.librarything.com/catalog/danskabeaver

Love the imagemaker. Not sure how it's useful, professionally, but I can see it being a fun way to give some artistic flare to a site: