Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Open Access eAudiobooks

I wanted to highlight this comment to a previous post about open access:

Suzanne B said...

In a similar vein, I just came across a project to provide free audiobooks for works in the public domain: Librivox - acoustical liberation of books in the public domain.

Volunteers read chapters of these books and they are available to listen to on an MP3 player, iPod, your computer, or you can burn them on a CD.

For example, check out the Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin. Maybe we should link to this project on our eAudiobooks page for people with iPods, since NetLibrary is not accessible for them.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

The Places One Can Find a Widget

There are some folks out there doing some very interesting things with widgets...check out these posts, one from the LibrarianInBlack, and this one from The Shifted Librarian. These examples talk about using the Meebo widget, but this might be possible using the AIM wimzi as well.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The Jing Project

The Jing Project (strange name I know) is something to check out. The folks at TechSmith (Camtasia Studio, SnagIt) are at it again. Download the JingProject software (it's free for now), and play around with it. See what you think. Think of applications it may have in your personal or work life. Wondering what it is? Do I have your curiosity? Go for it.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Can you spot the Library?

Check out these pictures of Library exteriors. Students would definately know our location on campus if we had these!