Okay, I just got excited. Whilst looking at rss stuff, I stumbled across DailyLit, a site that sends installments of books to you via rss or email. It’s really cool! I am now getting Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland sent to my rss feed reader daily. I can read a chapter a day! Hmm, 9 books of the bible there and no Qu’ran. Ah well.

Also, I found a free online audiobook service where volunteers read out-of-copyright text into a microphone and then it is made available. LibriVox is the name of the site. I’m considering volunteering…not because my voice is anything special, just because I am quite keen for mass digitising of audiobooks to take place. Although I’m having trouble listening to any of them…it may be due to our firewall at work though…I’ll have to try from home.

Lucky last link, Fokus Deutsches – an online video instruction series for learning German. Exciting! There’s a few languages there actually, all European though (I guess learning to speak tonal languages wouldn’t be so easy online!)

Daily book installments via rss

5 thoughts on “Daily book installments via rss

  • September 24, 2007 at 6:39 am
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    You are a bit of a smarty pants – isn’t rssss week 4 stuff and the rest of us are still in week 3. Obviously Brimbank staff aren’t nearly as busy as CCLC staff!!. I have loaded 2 photos of the self-check unit at Narre onto my blog. (When I say I did it I really mean Linda took the photos and she did the uploading stuff, I did however look over her shoulder and made encouraging sounds)

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  • September 24, 2007 at 7:31 am
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    It’s mostly because I’m organising a lot of the Learning 2.0 stuff here (we have registered staff into our own kind of program). Due to that, I have to make sure I understand everything that’s coming up (in other words, do the activities as soon as I see them on the blog page).
    Thankyou for making encouraging sounds over Linda’s shoulder!
    C

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  • September 25, 2007 at 3:09 am
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    Hi Christian,
    There is not a sign above our shelf-check unit (as in hanging from the ceiling).The little signs you can see on the monitor say something like “Shelf-Check unit. Books, magazines , videos only”

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  • September 25, 2007 at 2:55 pm
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    I’m glad you are reading Alice! It’s glorious stuff – but I despair a bit and have to agree with Ms History – how can you be this far in advance of the rest of us!!!(particularly as the School Hols are upon us) I feel not only despair but discouraged as well – soon only my smile will be left!

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