Australian Libraries using Librarything for Libraries

There are a few more libraries in OZ now using Librarything for Libraries. I love Librarything and use it to search for new authors, reviews and recommendations.
LibraryThing for Libraries enriches the online catalog with Library 2.0. tools
Just as a point of interest, LibraryThing has over 32 million books catalogued and is larger than the Library of Congress!!
They have also made images of book covers of a million books available for anyone to use for free!

Kingston Information & Library Service

Yarra Plenty Regional Library

State Library of Tasmania

Moonee Valley Library Service

Brisbane City Council Library Service 


Starting IE7 with multiple tabs

In an effort to make it easier for staff at work on the circulation desk I have found a useful tool available in IE7. We start each day with Tabs for the following: catalogue enquiry search, pc booking page, PLAIN, Libraries Australia and Google search.

At home I start with: iGoogle, Google BlogSearch, my blog, and my facebook

multiple homepages

multiple homepages

To customize your opening tabs:

Click the Tools Menu
Click Internet Options
Click the General Tab
Type in or paste an URL that you want to use as your home page in the Home Page section.
Hit ENTER and type in another URL
Repeat until you have all the ones you want
Click OK
Close and Restart your browser to see them all open at once

links for 2008-09-01

Opening Multiple Tabs as a group in IE7 Tutorial

I have created another tutorial for staff at work on tabbed browsing in IE7
I didn’t know I could load word files here, so another learning curve for me. I still haven’t fully explored the new desktop on, must set aside some time soon to do so!

The next two weeks will be full on with training and study, will blog when I get a chance too.

Here’s the file:

Also the Gmail Tutorial in word format

Gmail Tutorial

As part of a upcoming training session for Library staff I am helping a colleague with, here is a tutorial I prepared on how to get yourself a free Gmail account.
I am also doing tutorials on iGoogle, Google Gadgets, Google Reader, and how to place these on your iGoogle homepage.
I will post them when completed!

Get yourself a free Gmail email address
Log into
Click on Sign up for Gmail  

Type your First name
Type your Last name
Type in your desired login name  
Click on    Check availability!
Type in your desired password
It must be at least 8 characters, choose something you will remember
Ideally you should choose something with a good strength 
This will tell you how strong your password is:

Re-enter your password
Tick Remember me on this computer, not if it is a shared computer though!
Tick Enable Web History
Choose a Security Question from the drop down arrow
Type your answer
Type in a Secondary email if you have one
Your location is Australia
Type the characters you see in the picture
Read the Terms of Service if you wish to do so
Click on 

Read the three things you really should know
Click on I’m ready – show me my account
Click on the “settings” link in the upper-right corner of your screen

Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click on Always use https

Click on Save Changes
Congratulations, you now have a Gmail account
Spend some time exploring your mail options
Don’t forget to sign out when you have finished!


links for 2008-05-07

links for 2008-04-02