Monday 25 July 2011

Keeping organised

I have used the Google calendar that I set up for Cam23 off and on for the last year or so. I can see its appeal but I still tend to write things down in my paper diary more than I do online. Of course, this then usually means that I have a diary at both of my desks at work and one at home which gets a little time consuming to add things to. This is usually the point at which I go on to Google calendar and try again. I then get fed up of having to be at a computer to add things and go back to a paper diary and so the vicious circle starts again!

I see the advantages from a library point of view for using Google calendar - I am all for anything which gets readers to return their books on time! I also think that it's a great way to publicise events, especially for our more tech literate users. I do really like the idea of users being able to add these events from the library calendar to their own. I have done this in the past and it saves a lot of time and effort. I don't think that it will replace traditional methods of advertising quite yet but it has definite potential.

Evernote is something I have heard of but never tried. I thought that it was a referencing software but I think I must be getting confused with Endnote. Again, I can see the potential here but I'm not sure it's really for me. I can't take notes on the computer in the same way as I can with a paper and pen, I'm an old fashioned sort of girl! I have been having a little play about and it does seem quite simple so this might be one to look into in the future. I do especially like the way that you can add content from a web page in one click, which is useful for me as I tend to find things during browsing sessions and them promptly forget where they are. It may be time to put down the paper and pen and embrace the modern technology...

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