December 2007


Since we were supposed to write a blog post about each of the 23 Things, I’ve gone back just to check I’ve written something about each thing. So this is a catchall post for all those Things I missed posting about. Since I’ve made 20 posts and there were 23 Things, I’ve obviously missed posting about at least 3 Things. Hmmm …

Back in Week 10, we were supposed to try out wikis and add a pic of our pet. Guess which one is Techapilla’s?

Back in Week 4, we were supposed to comment on other people’s blogs. Yep, done that. Even commented on my own.

Back in Week 11 … Week 11? Where’s Week 11? What was Week 11? Now Techapilla is curious. Was Week 11 inadvertently dropped? Advertently dropped? Deemed unsuitable for a scholarly academic library? Or was Week 11 more prosaically combined with another Week? (Techapilla may just have encountered one of the disadvantages of blogs – they provide a platform to ramble on about the most banal topics!)

OK, all done. Time to put 23 Things to bed. Not so sure about this blog. Time will tell.

Well, Techapilla has done it. All of those 23 Things now completed.

It was fun while it lasted, and I did learn a lot. Most of the Things I was already aware of, but hadn’t necessarily tried them out. So this was a great opportunity to do that.

So what sticks in the mind?

Firstly, I had a great discussion with Jenny Levine of The Shifted Librarian about gaming in libraries, and the role of libraries in the community in general.

Next, Second Life has proven to me that my current life is rich and fulfilling and I have absolutely no need of a fake life. OK, bit of a cheap shot there. But if you’re thinking I’m not too impressed with Second Life, you’d be spot on.

I’ve been a fan of Library Thing right from the start, and still am. Lots of potential there to incorporate it into the Library’s web pages or webpac.

Of most practical use? Blogs and wikis. Lots of potential there too, to improve our internal and external communications.

Vodcasting was interesting but irrelevant to me – ask me to take another look in a couple of years, and I might have a different impression.

And the most fun? Without a doubt, the image generator task!