blogged about MindMeister today. Ever since we had to create a graphic organizer about graphic organizers in my Information Literacy class, mind-mapping tools maintain a somewhat quirky fascination for me, so it seemed worth exploring. I won't repeat Will's blog/review, but add a potential use for libraries.
I created this MindMap of the new library website I'm (slowly!) planning. Since I'm new to the school, I don't know the details of what information would be most helpful; publishing this as a site map and working collaboratively with the department heads and admin to add/delete/modify content could be one road to developing a truly useful website. It would be great to open it up for student input, too. I need to think about ways to manage that.
One caveat so far:
As you can see, the "publish to blog" doesn't work all that well. When I tried to edit the HTML and change the size, it didn't shrink the image proportionately, just overall, so all you could read is the central node. It ought to have a scroll bar to view the entire map.