08 May 2012

CPD23 Thing 1 - Why?

Why am I partaking in the 23 Things for Professional Development? Many reasons.
  • it's free
  • it will help round out the knowledge I have accumulated over the last few years
  • I think it will add real value to my Professional Development
  • I am really enjoying it
What do I do with my time?

I currently work in Sydney Australia as Library Technician in a high school library. I also own my own Technical Writing consultancy called Hartiatech Document Services. 

I see myself staying in the library space and utilizing my IT skills (I was a Business Analyst in a previous life) to further the library cause.  I am keenly interested in technology, Social Media and Cloud Applications.

In my spare time I have created a website for a library unconference (using those lovely Social Media and Cloud App skills!).  Visit my site at UnMeash2012.

My other contribution to the library world is a a committee member of the ALIA NSW Library Technicians group.

CPD23 will help to consolidate what I already know and I believe provide me with little tidbits of information that may have escaped me!  All library people enjoy obtaining information.

My blogging skills could always be improved!

I am looking forward to getting started.

18 April 2012

MilaLexes on Facebook

Did you know I live on MilaLexes lives on Facebook?

Click on the Facebook panel on the right or follow this link: 

14 April 2012

if This Then That - Put the internet to work

Okay, so I just discovered IFTTT.  Short for:  IF This Then That.  LOVE it!

Here is a teaser image and link:

If you are like me you have multiple blogs, multiple Facebook, Wordpress, Dropbox and the list goes on. This nifty app automates those laborious tasks of passing on updates from one source to another.  Your update schedule can live here as opposed to within each of the apps.

Very clean and simple.  The web design has massive fonts and minimal words with lots of pictures.  Awesome.

09 April 2012

Curator's code

Why attribute?

ne of the most magical things about the Internet is that it's a whimsical rabbit hole of discovery – we start somewhere familiar and click our way to a wonderland of curiosity and fascination we never knew existed. What makes this contagion of semi-serendipity possible is an intricate ecosystem of "link love" – a via-chain of attribution that allows us to discover new sources through those we already know and trust.