Archive for April, 2008

Week 4: Podcasts

28 April 2008

Hi all,

Just the one Thing this week! We’re looking at podcasts – both audio and video. Visit Thing 8 to get started.

If you’re only going to listen to a few podcasts you’ll probably be happy subscribing with your feed reader, but it seems that iTunes is now installed as part of the new student image, so it must be OK to install it on staff machines too!

Be advised that the LibVibe podcast mentioned on the page is one of the shorter library podcasts out there, usually coming in at less than 10 minutes per episode. Some of the others can run for an hour or more!


By Jason Peart for the Chisholm Institute Library.
© Chisholm Institute 2008, released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.

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Week 3: RSS feeds

21 April 2008

Hi all,

This week we have a busy week, with three Things to get through!

First up we’ll be looking at RSS, and setting up an account with an online RSS reader. Then we’ll use our readers to subscribe to a selection of Library related blogs, before finishing up by leaving a comment on someone else’s blog.

Once you’ve written your own blog post on how all of that went, you will have completed Things 5, 6, & 7!

PS: There are quite a few staff blogs that don’t yet have a post about the Extend Your Browser tasks. Don’t forget to write one!


By Jason Peart for the Chisholm Institute Library.
© Chisholm Institute 2008, released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.

Week 2: Create and register a blog

15 April 2008

Welcome to Week 2 of “23 Things @ Chisholm”.

This week we’re jumping straight into the world of blogging, by setting up our own blogs. Once your blog is created and you’ve posted a couple of entries you will have completed Thing 3. One of your blog posts should be a write-up of last week’s experience of extending your browser.

The second of this week’s Things is simply to register your blog with me, and to take a look at some of the resources listed (including the video; as usual, you’ll need headphones). The idea is that I’ll put a page listing everyone’s blogs on our 23 Things website, so that we can easily share our experiences of the program.

Note that from this week on you’ll need to write at least one blog post each week, in which you discuss the week’s Things.


By Jason Peart for the Chisholm Institute Library.
© Chisholm Institute 2008, released under a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.