Wednesday, 15 September 2010
Wednesday, 4 August 2010
This represents journal purchasing
Monday, 2 August 2010
Woops - have started to run behind.
Podcasts are wonderful. I've had a listen to the BMJ ones giving some comment on the current events. They sound really good so have subscribed.
The Cambridge podcasts were interesting - just wish I made more time to listen to them. It's great to here the world's movers and shakers debating on"What future life on earth". The pictures were pretty ropey but it was produced in 2006. I love the podcasts on "Cambridge ideas" - and particularly like the "Bird tango" http://www.youtube.com/cambridgeuniversity#p/c/BCC82026A1F33292/3/y_MnwNyX0Ds
I think I could spend many happy hours listening to them.
Yes, very useful for the clinical students - but not that obvious in the mass of other information on the ERWEB site.
Re other medical practitioners - surgeons watching complex operations, (before trying them out!) is an obviously useful feature of podcasts. Ditto showing good techniques when consulting with patients.
Applicability to our library - well induction podcasts are the most obvious possibility, but could also put basic training in the use of reference tools on . It all depends on time and possible take-up.
Thursday, 22 July 2010
However, 19.6 miles between my home and here (Cambridge), for some reason the AA didn't like the end of our hospital postcode - wierd and probably me.
Google street map - yes I can appreciate the privacy angle. However, they haven't been created in real time, so burglars can't check when you're in or out. I loved the Streetview, which I haven't tried before. So useful if your in a new place. Intend to play with it world wide. Photos must've been taken when the whole family was out working - no sign of any cars. Hmm, Amazed that it had some photos of our tiny village. It did find the middle of a road junction in West Road for the UL, but can't win them all -guess it was the postcode.
I thought the TED video was amazing - so useful and interesting. Open Street map is such a good idea with the local folk having the ability to edit it. Very useful for the planners too - (have forwarded it to older daughter to see if Brent is up with it). I think it's a wonderful tool and well-worth collaborating. I liked the bus stops and particularly the cafes!!
I think both the Google street maps and Open Steet Maps have their place - it just depends what you need. I reckon the cycle map must be really useful
I had a quick try at creating a map with a local walk -could spend many happy hours. I hope it's embedded itself here. I thought I might try a footpath, but time is wizzing on so had better stop. It seemed fairly strightforward, except the route I was trying to set up kept moving the markers. I think this may be a home project.
View Walk around Ashley in a larger map
Tuesday, 20 July 2010
Friday, 16 July 2010
I'm not keen on ipod touch - didn't find it intuitive - how did I know how to get up the Querty keypad!? Anyhow, with help from both Connor and Jenni I'm happy to say I won in the end. Am also not keen on the tiny keys - my peasant fingers don't fit on them properly and misspelling passwords is a pain. I guess I might stay a luddite with this one - would prefer something bigger - sign of my age!
Thought I'd better add something topical and sensible. ...Also up-to-date!
Thought I'd also add a link to this one:- http://www.howcast.com/videos/56463-DIY-SOLAR-POWER-SOLAR-PANEL-PV-PHOTOVOLTAIC-HARBOR-FREIGHT-SOLAR-ENERGY-SOLAR-PA should you want to make your own soloar panel. I used Google to find this and tried another couple of sites. However, in one I was bombarded with adverts - which I haven't had on YouTube. - Mayhap it's 'cos I haven't used it much. The YouTube videos look better and they also link from Google videos. -Quite fancy making my own panel for the greenhouse heating.
Finally, my favourite singer:-
I could spend a long time on YouTube....
Hey ho - iprocurement training online calls!