Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Google map of nearby libraries

Check out my Google Map! This custom map marks all of the Somerset County Libraries (I think) in blue tacks, and other nearby libraries that are not part of the county system in red tacks. If you click on a location an information box with the library hours and (hopefully) a link to their homepage will appear. The tiny url for this map is http://www.tinyurl.com/sclsmap (for Somerset County Library System map).

By the way, if you haven't played with tinyurl.com yet, I highly recommend it, although apparently there are many websites with similar functions. At tinyurl, you can take any long url and have it translated into a shorter one that is easy to copy/paste, send in an email, stick in a blog post, or put in a tweet. You can allow tinyurl to generate a short but generic url, or you can try to create a customized one, as long as someone hasn't already used it. Besides the map url, I've made a tinyurl to my Creating a Works Cited in Word 2007 document, which I published through Googledocs - http://www.tinyurl.com/msword-works-cited. It's not THAT tiny, but it's more memorable than the URL Googledocs assigned.

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