Monday, 30 June 2008

Thing #26 Widgets Part B

It is interesting to see that libraries are starting to play around with Widgets. This widget from the Kathryn J. DuFour Law Library at The Catholic University of America, is particularly good in the way it neatly links in the catalogue and the library’s databases. While there are only a few library type widgets on YourMinis.com at the moment, I am reminded of how few library apps there were on Facebook in mid 2007 compared to today (mid 2008). It will be interesting to see if and how libraries take up using Widgets, and if and how they will use YourMinis.com. The following library catalogue and database widget was created on YourMinis.com on 20 May 2008 - so it is relatively new.

On the topic of using YouMinis.com, over the weekend I could not get this site to work on either Firefox or Explorer; it kept dropping out. This is interesting, as other sites worked OK. Maybe my home security settings were too tight for YouMinis? Anyway, when it does work it works very well indeed. If this was Eurovision it would be "douze pointes" for YourMinis.com.





Learning 2.1: YourMinis Widgets

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