Thursday, April 3, 2008

Blue 2.0: Completed!!!

I think I finally finished everything and I am really glad that I tried everything!! Thanks so much to the Blue 2.0 planners and I hope to keep learning about these technologies and more!! : )

Blue 2.0: MySpace

I finally got back to MySpace. I am still not a fan though I expect it would grow on me if I spent more time with it. I nailed down my security to friends or at least I think I did, but I friended Beth, Sarah and Stacey. I joined two UK groups and explored the various options. I uploaded a photo of a Colorado wildflower instead of myself and I can no longer what else I did. However.... I am still a big fb fan. For the social networking exercise I have tried out lots more new fb things and beefed up my LinkedIn presence a bit but I prefer not to spend more time on MySpace....

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Blue 2.0: Podcasting

OMG! This was the most intensive assignment and I am still not sure I did it correctly. I believe I did the following:
* Listened to the podcasting tutorials
* Downloaded Audacity
* Downloaded Lame
* Downloaded SmartFTP
* Planned, recorded and edited my podcast about the AIC website
* Saved the program
* Exported the program to MP3 file
* Listened to it via Windows Media Player
* Listened to some tutorials again to understand the encoding part - still did not understand how to publish my podcast

* Then set up Internet Archive acct, accessed Our Media, downloaded SpinExpress & QuickTime
* Finally logged on to Internet Archive and published the AIC Podcast

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Blue 2.0: YouTube

I searched the YouTube site for "libraries" as assigned. I saw lots of movies about Second Life and some tours of physical libraries, but I was a bit disappointed not to find more LI videos. My all-time favorite library video on YouTube is "March of the Librarians". I think we should look at YouTube as a way for our student workers to help us market our library services to undergrads....

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Blue 2.0: Facebook & LinkedIn

Soooo finally we get to my favorite 2.0 tool!!! I love Facebook and have had a profile for nearly a year. You can see it at

In honor of this exercise I have been playing with new apps this week.

I also have a LinkedIn account which I had done nothing with except receive two network invitations. This week I played with for a while as well as sending more than a dozen invites which I believe have all been accepted now. I do not see this tool as valuable for me - it is more of a corporate world tool. You can see my profile at

I will set up MySpace acct later this week.....

Flickr Fotos

I definitely like Flickr for personal photos and believe I will use it for the AIC, Prof orgs, etc.

My first uploads can be viewed at

The campus libraries could use this tool for our many campus events and posting on other 2.0 tools.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Blue 2.0:

I definitely like and I expect I will be using this quite a bit both the public and private sides. I have already synched it to my Fb account!!

my account is at

Blue 2.0: The wiki finally works

I think that with more time a wiki might be an useful tool. However, it took me much longer than it should have. Somehow I created several pages before I could finally save one correctly. I gave up for several weeks and just came back this evening.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Blue 2.0: Bloglines

So, for Week 3 I have set up a Bloglines account which I meant to do on my own a long long time ago. So this was easy and very useful. I expect to be using this news feed quite a bit. Right now the trick will be determing which feeds I need to add, delete and try out.

I am currently subscribed to the following:
* Blue 2.0 - of course, however I could never find anything that said 'Copy Link Location' so it is quite possible that I subscribed to that one incorrectly. Should it say Blue 2.0 - Weeks 3 and 4 in the feed list?
* BBC - the front page and the technology section
* Daily Show Videos
* Salon
* Dilbert
* PC Mag
* The Shifted Librarian
* Word of the Day
* Librarian's Internet Index: new this week
* Wired: Top Stories

I would like to subscribe to Stacey's blog when I find it!

This exercise was really fun!!!

Blue 2.0 : IM via AIM

Well.... setting up an AIM account was not as intuitive as setting up a blog on Blogger. I was quite surprised that this application launched so many useless screens full of products that I am not interested in. Personally, I like texting on Facebook much better!!

My AIM screen name is KyAgLib -- yes, I am 'aiming' for consistency. Do I get extra points for that?

I am looking forward the future weeks of Blue 2.0!!

Blue 2.0: AIM Express

Well, I was rather surprised to find that setting up my AIM account was not quite as intuitive as I expected since the application launched so many useless screens full of products I do not need. Clearer instructions would be useful next time.

So my AIM screen name is KyAgLib which is no surprise of course. I 'aiming' for consistency so it will easier to remember.

Once this is set up it might be useful, but right I find that Facebook meets my needs for social networking and chatting since I link it to my cell phone and to my email. It was much more intuitive and I learned how to use it without someone giving me instructions.

I am looking forward to Blue 2.0 future weeks....

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Blue 2.0: Twelve Weeks to a Connected Library: Participants

Blue 2.0: Twelve Weeks to a Connected Library: Participants

Howdy! I finally created a blog called KyAgLibrarian at

Blue 2.0: Up and Running

So, it is now official we have a blog for posting information related the agriculture, biology and other life sciences at the University of Kentucky. Yea! This blog is hosted by the UK Agricultural Information Center.