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Reflections for the day, by Seattle Miles @ Flickr

Reflections for the day, by Seattle Miles @ Flickr

So Thing 13 is here, and it’s time to reflect! Whilst I’m still struggling a bit with blogging, I’m enjoying what Cam23 has offered so far. I’ve learned a lot more about web 2.0 from a work/library perspective. Although I was familiar with some of the tools already, it hadn’t really occurred to me to use them in relation to libraries. Some of them have been a big hit! I’ve continued to use RSS feeds and Google Reader. At first I used them just to keep track of other Cam23 bloggers, but now I have all of the blogs I like to read on there. I’d definitely recommend them to a friend/colleague.  I’ve also started to take a bit more care tagging things, both on Flickr and on this blog. I haven’t used Doodle since writing about it, but I would if I needed to schedule a meeting. I haven’t been using iGoogle that much, as I find it a bit distracting!

I’m looking forward to the second half of Cam23 and the next set of things! I feel that I have become more confident in using these tools, and I hope that I can continue to improve!

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La caverne aux livres

Image by gadl @ Flickr, click for original.

I think Flickr is awesome. It’s probably my most visited website (yes even more so than my email). I’ve been using Flickr to organise and share my photography for several years now, and I haven’t found anything that beats it. It’s easy to tag and group your photos into sets (you can even group your sets into collections if you want to be super organised!) You can also send your photographs to groups which collect photographs on a theme. I also enjoy how social Flickr is, you can add other users as contacts, follow their photostreams and comment on their work. I recommend taking some time to browse through Explore, and look at the most interesting photography from the last 7 days.

Image by Thomas Hawk @ Flickr, click for original.

Before Cam23, I’d never used Flickr to look for Creative Commons material. I think it’s a great idea to make it easy to search for material you can use, and the Creative Commons icons on these photos gives a clear breakdown of how exactly you can use the images, something I had found a bit confusing previously.  I think a Flickr site for our library would be a nice way to display photographs from events and of displays.

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