Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Three things the blog will be useful for...rare book purchase in France

1. Learn about buying rare books at the source. I hope to visit my son in France (Dijon) where he is spending a semester and thought that perhaps I could visit some rare medical book dealers while there to see if I can purchase without the middle man. If anyone has any ideas of dealers to visit, please let me know. This is a personal/work related project.

2. Somehow, set up a blog that can be used as a way for our staff to write book reviews for new or classic medical books - ala Amazon. Not sure how to do this, but would love hints.

3. Creative ideas for part time jobs a retired medical librarian/archivist can do to earn a little money and have fun.

What I've learned so far !

Not being very savvy about web 2.0 things, I'm terrified half the time I try to do any of these assignments and since I've had a very heavy end of the year workload, I've had a good excuse to give up when I couldn't do something. Today (end of the year things are mostly finished) I decided to bite the bullet and try to figure stuff out.

I was so envious of all of you who knew how to post something, but the Blogger instructions were great and I think, I hope, I'm doing it.

Also, I've never used Gmail before so this is an adventure in itself. I'm quite used to Yahoomail and it's an old friend, but being forced to use Gmail is good as I try to figure it out as I try to learn about blogging.