LCD Displays in the Library

http://www.popadvisions.com/– Have a Flash card in the unit. They can use JPG files and MPG files as a part of the presentation. The Library has one in the lobby area and one in the Audio Visual department. I have been using Powerpoint  to create a slide show presentation and then save each slide as JPG file. All I have to do is rename each slide to include a number to tell the unit what order to play the slides. For example slide01.jpg, and then slide02.jpg.BrightBoard 4

I have also been learning about video files and all the different formats of those. For example: movie trailers on the web are saved as FLV files or flash videos. I need a different format  for the LCD display unit so I need a converter. I downloaded a freeware application to convert the FLV file to MPG format. The quality of the movie trailer may change it is good enough. The application is called Pazera Free FLV to AVI Converter 1.2
http://www.pazera-software.com/products/flv-to-avi-converter/ – this also converts FLV files to MPEG format. There are also  more than one format of MPEG files so I have to learn about those too…

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Learning

Working on Powerpoint slide shows that have to be saved as JPGs for our LCD display boards.

I am also looking into these Web 2.0 related topics:

1. Downloading MPEG and MP3 files for sound features of displays.

2. Web Cameras for a fish tank which we will call “the Dewey Cam”

Three new things

CCL Presentation
Added Powerpoint slide show to Slideshare.net: http://www.slideshare.net/ccweb2/ccl-presentation-weekly-slides and FlickR: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ccweb2/sets/72157617342758101/show/

CCLS Programs Blog

and added RSS Feeds to CCLS Programs blog : http://cclsprograms.blogspot.com/

Slideshare

Added Slideshare badge to this blog and will link it on Facebook too.

Advertised my blog and Library system blogs

I found this Wiki named  “Welcome to the Blogging Libraries Wiki”
http://www.blogwithoutalibrary.net/links/index.php?title=Welcome_to_the_Blogging_Libraries_Wiki
so I added our Library System blogs and this blog to the Wiki under “Public libraries” section.

Here are our blogs:
Chester County Library
CCL Blog:
https://ccweb2.wordpress.com/
Chester County Library System
Kids Blog:  
http://cclschildren.blogspot.com/
Teen Blog:  http://cclyaspot.blogspot.com/
CCLS Loves Books Blog:  http://cclslovesbooks.blogspot.com/

WordPress.com is different than WordPress.org

The difference is explained by reading the information on this web page: http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

Learning New Web 2.0 skills

I am learning many new skills by using facebook1Facebook, twitter1Twitter and now WordPress. I previously have had a bloggerBlogger blog and adding widgets is very different in WordPress.

This week, I have learned the difference between personal pages and public pages for Facebook and how many applications work for personal profiles but not on public pages.

Another thing that I learned is that avi formatted video files are huge and you need to compress them using Windows Movie maker to wmv files and then bring into your Facebook. To get more information use the Web 2.0 Tutorials Page.