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Email received today:

From: University of Alabama ILL office

Subject: Your requested Interlibrary Loan material has been mailed

Body:  Dear Katherine Popadin (DE),  A loan that you had requested:  Title: An annotated bibliography on hand knitting with an historical introduction.  Author: Gifford, Virginia Snodgrass.  has been received and per your instructions regarding delivery is now in transit to you at the following address …

This is beyond the usual ILL magic.  This (self-published book), according to WorldCat, is owned by five libraries in the U.S.  (Oh, and UA is not one of them).  And it’s in the mail to me!

Why?  Well, I have to design and develop a Web site for a final project for my Intermediate Web Development class through Mizzou.  I’m going to create a knitting pathfinder.  :)

Fall semester really underway

Well, I finally feel like I’ve established some kind of routine for this semester.  The juxtaposition of an asynchronous class with what is now the norm for me of the synchronous classes at UA has been a little bit jarring.  Add to the mix another totally different organizational style from a professor and it’s been an unsettling couple of weeks.

Oh, and let me just say that (virtual, distance) group work is even more interesting when you *really* don’t know your other group members at all and you don’t have an online meeting space with audio in which to get together.  Group work for the Mizzou class is done (so far) entirely by using the discussion tool.  Very difficult.

I think the two classes do share some similarities, though.  For both, the amount of effort put in will really affect how much is learned.  Also, they both require fairly extensive application of time management strategies.

Time to dive back in to Dreamweaver and CSS.  Next up, OCLC Connexion …

The boy appears to be well settled into life at UConn after a week on campus.  See the fan in the window up on the top floor?  That’s where he’s not spending much time at all ;)

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