Tuesday, November 25, 2008


The next assignment for us is to explore the site LibraryThing. This site allows a person to create a customized online "library" of books or articles. I used this site to create a list of Darby related publications. It took about 5 minutes, and here it is:

I have this library saved on the site, and you can access it anytime. And as I discover other publications I can easily add them to my growing bibliography. Pretty cool!

Added a header

New assignment: play around with online image generators. It took all of five minutes to come up with a new logo for my blog, seen above!

Here's where I got it: http://imagetool.programar.net/

Monday, November 24, 2008

More on RSS feeds

Our second assignment on RSS feeds was to use various search tools to hunt for desirable feeds. A search of several of these tools confirmed that there is no specific Darby feed. However I did find an Ecology News feed that looked interesting.

Here's the link:


I Discover RSS feeds

As mentioned, this blog came about as an assignment--"Learn and Play"--at my job with the Columbus Metropolitan Library. One of the tasks in this assignment was to learn to sign up for RSS feeds, i.e. updates from websites or blogs that interest me. This save you the time of having to constantly revisit sites on your daily hit list: they send information to you!

At any rate, I accomplished that task but found out that none of the sites that feature Darby offer feeds. Hmm...I think I've identified a need. It would be great to have a site that offered timely news flashes about Darby. I'll see what I can do!