Thursday, November 27, 2008

Just for fun Dewey Decimal Quiz, Thanks Helene!

The Dewey Decimal Quiz was fun, because it let me cheat! Of course, I ginned the system by using 590 as my favorite number. This reminds me of how I let my son cheat at the little math game we used to play when he was 3 or 4. I figured that if he was smart enough to count ahead and do multiplication in his head at 4, then let him cheat. Here is my results:
Barbara Beardsley's Dewey Decimal Section:
590 Animals (Zoology)

500 Science

Math, astronomy, prehistoric life, plants and animals.

What it says about you:
You are fascinated by the world around you, and see it as a puzzle worth exploring. You try to understand how things work and how you can make them better. You might be a nerd.
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Learn & Play--Thing 13 Delicious!!

I set up a Delicous account several months ago because Rachel Rubin told me that she used her own account frequently, and was kind enough to give me a quick tutorial. Going through the 23 things has prompted me to re-visit my own Delicious account.

Tagging shows up in many of the social networking sites, but I think that Delicious is an excellent site for me to use, because I can hang onto interesting tidbits of information without using a post-it note, or computer print-out.

My Delicous account is linked on this blog. If you have the time, look at the Hill Business Library site from Minnesota.

Learn & Play-- Thing 12 Twitter

I set up a Twitter account and posted something, which was interesting. I couldn't see the attraction, until my colleague Nancy R gave me a brief Twitter tutorial. I am now following several people, and NPR. My twitter "handle" is bbeardsley59, which is not at all anonymous.

Mike Bowers & the staff of the Ohio SBDC @Columbus State Community College is using twitter in a really interesting way. They recently used their social networking site to announce a tour of Ohio Stadium for the Central Ohio tweeting community. I forwarded the info to Largesse, LibraryJoy and Jimmer, but you can look at the info yourself at Look for the Events listing on the right side of the page.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Library Thing

I set up my own Library Thing account: . I thought that the information about Library Thing for Libraries was really cool.