Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I can't believe I'm finaly finished!!!!!!!! I loved the program and wish more people participated in Anoka County. If it were up to me it would have been manditory. For me this program was more about having time to think about the future of the library rather then learning about new things but I did learn a few more things and I took the time to use some things that I knew were out there but never tried using. I'm really excited about all of the things it sparked people to do especially one of our childrens librarians started a mock Newberry award called Anokaberry and I think it is amazingly wonderfull!!!!!!!!!! I've watched all of us who participated grow, learn, and bond over these 23 things and I loved it.
posted by karebear at 7:32 PM | 1 comments
Well to be prefectly honest I'm not excited about this thing. I don't really understand why you would want to only listen to something like this. Everything now days is flashy and I have to admit I'm just as addicted to the Ohhh look it's shiny and pretty as most people from my generation are and I think that I'd much rather have these conversations or shows recorded and put on YouTube. I guess it's good for people who have older MP3 players that don't have screens to watch stuff on but it's only a matter of time before those are as rare as an old Walkman cassete player. I did go to several of the websites and listened to many podcasts but I just think I will choose diffrent methods of information and entertainment.
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I think I will keep up with my blogging. I've found that it is really nice to be able blurt out anything that pops into your head and out of your fingers. I'm really glad that I work with a few people who did 23things because we all encourage eachother and continue to, even after some of us have finished. I'm also planning on working on my Anoka County Library Policy wiki now that I've finished 23things. I'm still amazed at the resources we all have available to us and found that it is always worth taking the time to learn about. I'm also on going back to school and I found that I will be using a lot of these 23 resources to help me.

Yippeee! I finished!!!!!!
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Thursday, April 10, 2008

Collaborative Document Editing Exercise
Declaration of Independence

This fundamental document clearly benefits from editing.

We have inserted an image of the original Declaration of Independence below.

1. Try your hand at improving Thomas Jefferson's final draft. You may start anywhere, even with this text!


2. Studythe suggestions below (cw 4/2/08) made by other participants of 23 Things on a Stick.

3. Feel free to make any and all changes you desire. 

as written by Thomas Jefferson in the Graff House located in PHiladelphia, Pennsylvanie in the year of our Lord, 1776. -Zoma 3/31/08 8:27 PM




The Unanimous Declaration
of the Thirteen United States of America


as written by Thomas Jefferson

in the Graff House

located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

in the year of our Lord, 1776



(Adopted by Congress on July 4, 1776)


A Declaration by the Elected Representatives of the Newly-Formed United States of America. 




From time to time the relationship between a government and its governed becomes so strained and burdensome that it requires a breaking of that bond. While claiming the right to this new and independent status, yet wanting to respect and be respected by the rest of the world, [sounds like a coming-of-age novel Naomi 4/6/08] there is an obligation to put forth the reasons for declaring that independence.   




We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ALL people are created equal.  That they areall of us are (TL 4/2/08 endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, including life, healthcare (as long as I don't have to pay for people who don't want to work to have healthcare!), liberty and the pursuit  (no one guarantees that you will find, grab onto, or catch up with happiness.  You can may just chase it around.)Kris 4/2/08 3:41 P.M.of happiness.  (Agreed! - that's how I memorized the thing--sw 4-4-08)

That to secure these rights, or really good things,(What are the good things that they are talking about..shouldn't it be items or freedoms?-shelf elf)  governments are instituted among nations, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed (or, in some less fortunate cases, through fear of those in power).  Whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people  to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government (lets see someone try it -LS - not a Bush!Why not a Bush! (I love Bush)laying its foundation  on such principles and organizing its and everyones powers in such form to be filled out, (scott) as to provide for their safety and well-being and happiness! alice 3/25/08

Dear Prudence (who's she?) will dictate (you and what army??) that governments long established should not be changed for light  and transient causes, only for heavy and stable ones.  Experience has shown that grapes (grapes?) why not stone fruit aka drupes even?(mediabreath) are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train why do those long trains appear when one is in a hurry?  E.B.3/8/08 of abuses juxtaposed I love that word! ds 3/25/08 with  usurpations another excellent "big word" - Janelle 3/13/08, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute (ABSOLUTE!) despotism, it is their right, nay,  it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards (what kind of guards?) for their future security and make sure that your virus software is up-to-date!. NO TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION! OR ELSE!   Such has been the patient  suffering of these territories under the immediate political control of a state; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government.

The history of the United States is a history of repeated injuries [see http://www.cdc.gov/NCIPC for informationabout repetitive use injuries] KC 3/15/08 and usurpations (not to mention all the usurping the colonists did to the Native Americans, Jackie 3/26), all having in direct object or indirect object(scott)the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states.

To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world by means of Candid Camera or YouTube. or anyone else's home video. Doesn't anyone send videos to Funniest Home Videos anymore?  Ah, the good old days. - Janelle 3/1/08 Well, they did make the movie "National Treasure" Onida 3/21/08   Stick-ers, this is just a big mess! mojo 3/23/08.   

And accordingly all experience hath shown (cw 4/2/08) that mankind HUMANKIND, if you please ds 3/25/08 are more disposed to suffer while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. (Better the devil you know, eh?) Renee D. 3/20/08


Remember this country is a Republic not a Democracy!


After reading all of this all I can think about is what happened to our freedom? Don't we live in the United States of America so that we can have freedom to do as we please? Oh but we don't if were a business owner and want to have smoking  in our establishment and oh we will no long have the right to buy the kind of light bulb we want (yes they just passed a law for 2010 that we can only buy one kind of light bulb) I want to choose to be "green" if I want to be and if I don't, I should have that right as well with out my house being burned down.
I also found I couldn't change anything in the actual document. But it would be cool to link some of the words to a dictionary definition. jlundholm 3/17/08  You wouldn't be able to edit the "actual document" because it's an image, but you can edit this text.  MS, 3-30-08

I added a couple words in the document.  Could see this work for online collorabation  Alice


Well I did my editing and these programs are great! We don't have Word on our public computers here and we have people all the time who need to write a paper or a resume and we always had to refer them to Hennepin County or the Work Force Center but now we can simply set them up at an internet terminal and show them these websites. They both seemed pretty similar to me but it looked like Zoho Writer had a few more functions on it. I love any program with spell check because I am the worlds worst speller and working at the library that isn't considered okay.
posted by karebear at 5:42 PM | 0 comments
I added the Ning badge to my blog here and I also added the Ning badge to my Myspace. I really like Ning but I always love all that stuff. I have a Myspace, Facebook, Friendster, Okaycupid (has really fun user made quizes), Fubar (only online bar lol), and many more but I don't check them frequently. The world is filled with online social networks and it's just up to you to find every one your intrested in. I set up my Ning account, added a background, added a photo, requested friends, joined the group anokaberry, and joined the college 2.0 group. Lots of fun. There is so much out there it seemes like you could look for days and still not see all of it.
posted by karebear at 3:53 PM | 0 comments
Myspace and Facebook... all of the time I've wasted. I've had a Myspace and a Facebook for quite a few years now and yes I am addicted!! I think I like Facebook better because of all the application and because it is a little more secure but when you first join Myspace it is way more fun. Especially learning how to ad the perfect background,cursor roll overs, scroll boxes, games, and picture effects. You can and will spend hours decorating and redecorating your "space". I also liked that Myspace was less secure and has more people on it. I found a friend I havn't seen since I was twelve years old and we talk all of the time now. That is why Myspace is awesome. Myspace is for all of those snoopy people out there (including me) because everyone you've ever known is on there and talking about everything and I mean everything in there life. I took a look at some of the library groups on Facebook and thought they are a great resource. I also looked at some of the Library Myspace accounts and I thought it was great! Once again I have to wonder why Anoka County has to have the ABSOLUTE WORST when it comes to technology. There are so many free things we could easily do to improve Anoka County Libraries and the worst part is even when we show initiative to do some of the simple things ourselves we are told we can't, but they have the time and budget to have SirsiCirc meetings every other week where they do what? NOTHING! Well at least nothing productive. I guess it comes down to one of those things where all you can say is when I rule the world things will be perfect. ;)
posted by karebear at 3:20 PM | 1 comments
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
1. Gale (Now Cengage Learning)
I did the search for youth smoking and got RSS feed about it and they even sent me emails when there was new information! I can see where that would be very useful for all sorts of things. I know that I will use it for school and I'm always researching stuff just for the fun of it so this would really be handy to use for that.

Wow is all I have to say. I've made a website before but I did it from scratch using HTML and this is so much easier and takes all of the work out of it! It is very very easy to set up a website with this tool. My site has butterflies in the background and says Yippee! This is my site. I had a lot of fun doing this and is definitely a great resource for a simple website.

3. ProQuest
Another great resource! So much to do, so little time. You could spend a lifetime setting up RSS feeds on everything your interested in or making websites and adding information. It's a big world out there baby! lol I found the direction very simple and easy to understand and the project easy to do. When I was first looking at this thing I thought it seemed like it was going to be difficult and a lot of work but here I am almost done and haven't had any problems yet!

4. NetLibrary
This one I actually liked. I think I might actually use this after I'm done with 23things. Like I said I like to research stuff a lot and I would love to be able to just look online and make notes without having to go to the library try and find and request the book on the information I'm interested in (if they even have any) and then try and copy pages or something like that because we all know librarians get mad if you put post it notes in books.
posted by karebear at 8:54 AM | 0 comments