What Play Activity did you like the best?
This is my last reflective activity for assignment 1 so I decided to do the following question:
“Discuss how libraries (or a professional setting of your choice) might make use of online applications and productivity tools, and what impact might they have on front-of-house services and behind-the-scenes work? Talk about the benefits and potential risks”
[Mary Axford and Crystal Renfro] For libraries to stay relevant in society and with the emergence of Web 2.0 applications, they have to change the way they interact with their clients. Before Web 2.0, libraries only had to worry about books, papers, magazines and card catalogues. The emergence of Web 2.0 has caused a wave of new online application and productivity tools so that now libraries have a role in teaching lecturers, clients and students how they can use the new technologies in their everyday lives. [Allen Alrich] With the changes in the way we interact with each other, universities and libraries need to move towards the mobile web using smartphones.
Image Hosting & Photo Sharing: [Alan Henry]
Facebook; Flickr; Photobucket; Picasa and SmugMug:
Mobile To-Do-List Managers: [Alan Henry]
AnyDo; Astrid; Remember the Milk; Toodledo and Wunderlist
Presentation Creation Tools: [Jason Fitzpatrick]
Beamer; Google Presentations; PowerPoint and Press
Real Time Video Chats: [Alan Henry]
AIM/AV by AIM; Google Talk; iChat; ooVoo and Skype
Digsby; HootSuite; Seesmic; Socialite and TweetDeck
[Alan Aldrich] With the surge of mobile devices, especially the smartphone, libraries had to change in the way they present their services. With Smartphones, the Mobile Web came of age.
The following graph shows how the clients of the University of Cambridge Library use smartphones to get access to library services:
Note Taking Applications
[Mary Axford and Crystal Renfro] The Internet is providing more information for clients and librarians than they can handle. Therefore, note-taking applications were born:
The following YouTube video talks about Evernote and Libraries:
Online applications and productivity tools will have an impact in the way libraries provide services to their clients and the way library staff perform their duties. Libraries do provide an important service to society and as Librarians; we have to ensure that online applications and productivity tools do not take away the role of libraries.
For this weeks play activity I decided to use the following online applications: