Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Week One - Read about the 23 things program

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Congratulations! By coming here and reading about 23 Things, you have completed your first task.

Resources for Week One

Official Launch

As some of you couldn't view the official launch video, I have included it below.

Enjoy doing the 23 things!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Need Help?

Need help with the 23 things? There are various ways you can ask for assistance.

  • Everybody else is in the same boat as you; try asking someone else for help.
  • Every campus has at least one 23 Things champion, who is there to help you when you're really stuck.
  • Leave comments on this blog asking for help and they will be answered!

Campus Champions

Waterfront: Kat Clancy
Burwood: Terry Roache
Waurn Ponds: Colin Bates
Warrnambool: John Berry

Friday, August 24, 2007

The 23 Things

Here's a summary of what you'll be doing as a part of 23 Things. Return to this summary at any time using the 23 Things Deakin button on the right.

Week 1: About 23 Things

1. Read about the 23 Things programme

Week 2: Start a blog

2. Create your own blog and write something
3. Send us the link to your blog

Week 3: Blog comments and photo sharing

4. Comment on each others' blogs
5. Create a flickr account
6. Join a flickr group

Week 4: Play week

7. Play with a funny image generator
8. Play with LibraryThing

Week 5: RSS feeds and blogs

9. Install a feed reader
10. Subscribe to digg
11. Subscribe to some library related blogs

Week 6: Get social

12. Explore MySpace and Facebook

Rest week

Congratulations, if you have completed all 12 Things so-far, you get a week off!

Week 7: Google tools

13. Play with Google Maps
14. Play with Google Docs & Spreadsheets
15. Play with Google Book Search

Week 8: Google home page

16. Create your own iGoogle home page

Week 9: Social bookmarking and Library 2.0

17. Play with del.icio.us
18. Read about the Library 2.0 movement

Week 10: Wikis and video sharing

19. Put a photo of your pet on the wiki
20. Watch YouTube videos people have made about libraries

Week 11: Podcasts

21. Find and listen to a Podcast or two

Week 12: Second Life and libraries?

22. Read about Second Life and how libraries are using it

Week 13: Conclusion

23. Give feedback about the programme