Sunday, 7 August 2011

Extra, extra

I'm loving the Library widget. Adding it couldn't be easier thanks to the lovely people at the UL. I'm finding that these alerting tools have become increasingly useful for cutting down the amount of time spent chasing information from different sites, just by dint of loading as much as possible into iGoogle.

In case it's of any interest, my Other Things this week have involved a trip to see One Man, two Guv'nors at the National Theatre. Utterly fantastic production - highly recommended.

How time flies

Eek, three weeks have gone by and I haven't had a moment to catch up with the Things! So here goes ...

Screencasting: took a long look at this and decided it wasn't for me. I found it remarkably difficult to think of anything that I do sufficiently repetitively to warrant getting to grips with it. I can see that it could be extremely useful in certain circumstances and have enjoyed seeing the screencasts that others have produced.

Doodle: a doddle. I've been using Doodle to set up meetings for at least a year, probably longer, and find it an extremely useful tool. In fact, I'd pick this as one of my favourite Things, simply because it makes what used to be very time-consuming so easy.

Google Calendar: Another Thing that I've been using for a while. I like the fact that the rest of the office has also got to grips with this, too, so that we can share calendars. We're also introducing it for the Museum staff to share work calendars, education events and information about loans.