More Testing

This is to see if I can do this!!

Friday, April 6, 2012

hello again

Is this really me??

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I have got more google alerts today. What fun!

File Converters

This was a fun exercise to do. I liked the smiley face!! File converters will be great for patrons who find time is running out on their computer session. They can upload their documents and then find them again easily when next they log in at any other computer elsewhere. As the blurb says on Google Docs you can access your documents even 'if your hard drive collapses because they are saved to their secure servers'. Fantastic. I uploaded one of my assignments and hey presto there it was. It looked different though, no margins and font size didn't seem the same. But all that can be easily edited so there is no problem there. In the exercise questions I couldn't find anything different with the bullets but the table was 'squashed' and elongated. Probably because the font size had changed? However it doesn't entirely matter how the document looks as long as it is all there! As I said earlier you can play around with size, shape and even content!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Evaluating websites

I have to say,however, that this module and topic will be very helpful ,I am sure, as I continue my studies through the Open Polytechnic. So thank you NSL training team!

Evaluating Websites

Ops. Made a honey boo boo! I have gone back to one of the websites I used in Topic 1. It is called Bookseer.BookSeer is a 'literacy web project by Apt Labs'.
The latest blog on it is dated 21.10.09 so it is fairly recent. The site also has a list of its clients which include HarperCollins and Random House publishing companies. I think this goes some way in verifying its authenticity. BookSeer has a Twitter site for all those who feel so inclinded to contribute suggestions for books or for a good old moan! The latest Tweet is early Nov 2009 so is not used that regularly. There is a medium sized portfolio listed the contents of which mean not a lot to me! The expertise section of Apt Labs is impressive with the establishment of well known author websites.
'What should I read next' looks like it is part of Amazon Uk And USA.
Daily Lit has staff recommendations and forums and free excerpts for a month from latest books.
Evaluation of websites one uses is rather a personal thing. You either like a website maybe for its ease of use or comprehensiveness or you don't! Evaluating websites for books is not really about 'content you can trust' as it's up to you whether or not you read a particular book and thus form your own opinion of it. You can obtain guidelines as to which direction your reading will take but ultimately it's your own decision.
I have had a good look around at all these websites and have found them interesting to peruse. There are a lot of 'sites for readers and booklovers'. It is just a matter of choosing your favourite!

Evaluating Websites

Evaluating Websites