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  1. 1. What You'll Find in the Infopeople Technology Petting Zoo Demonstrations Blogs Blogs are online journals, usually maintained by a small group of individuals. A good example: Infoblog ( URL: Wikis Wikis are websites where the content is maintained and edited by the site visitors themselves, often without need for registration. A good example: Wikipedia ( URL: Flickr Flickr is an online photo sharing service. Basic accounts are free. You can upgrade accounts for more storage. URL: Second Life Second Life is a 3-D virtual world entirely built and owned by its residents. basic accounts are free, to do more than just visit you need to pay subscription fees. The current "population" of Second Life is over one million. URL: You Tube You Tube is an online video sharing service. Basic membership is free, limit of 100MB and/or 10 minute long per video. They accept video in AVI, MOV, and MPG file formats. URL: MojoPac MojoPac is a technology that transforms your iPod or USB Hard Drive or Flash drive into a portable and private PC. Just install MojoPac on any USB 2.0 compliant storage device, upload your applications and files, modify your user settings and environment preferences, and take it with you everywhere. Every time you plug your MojoPac-enabled device into any Windows XP PC, MojoPac automatically launches your environment on the host PC. Your applications and files are all local and accessible. When you unplug the MojoPac device, no trace is left behind - your information is not cached on the host PC. Prices range from $49.99 for a single license to $125 for a four-user license. List of apps that work with MojoPac: URL: iTunes iTunes is free software from Apple that allows you to manage your music and video on your computer. It works with both Macs & Pcs and works on the "playlist" model. You can buy songs and videos in the iTunes Music Store for prices that range from $.99 for a song to $15 for a full-length movie that can be played on a video iPod. URL: Computer Accessories Ergonomic keyboards & mice
  2. 2. Standard keyboard layouts stress the wrists and hands and can lead to repetitive stress injuries. Ergonomic keyboards are usually split to allow a more natural position for typing. Ergonomic mice generally have more comfortable grips to ease shoulder and neck strain. URL: Price range: $75-$200 Keyboard covers Keep dust, dirt and coffee spills from wrecking your keyboard. Fit best on standard keyboards. You may need the model number of your keyboard for correct fit. or Price range: $10-$25 Headsets If you are interested in videoconferencing or using VoIP on your computer, a headset is a critical item to have. Headsets generally plug into either an audio or USB port on your computer. URL: and Price range: $25-$125, depending on features Webcams Small, usually lower resolution cameras that can be mounted directly on your computer or laptop and can be used for videoconferencing. URL: Price range: $60-$200 MP3 Players Video iPod Plays music, podcasts, audiobooks, & video (not compatible with NetLibrary audiobooks) URL: Price range: $249 (30GB) -$349 (80GB) iPod Nano Plays music, podcasts, audiobooks (not compatible with NetLibrary audiobooks) URL: Price range: $149 (2GB), $199 (4GB), $249 (8GB) iPod Shuffle Plays music, podcasts, audiobooks (not compatible with NetLibrary audiobooks) URL: Price range: $79 (1GB) Creative Zen players Plays music, podcasts, audiobooks, top model plays video as well, compatible with NetLibrary audiobooks URL: Price range: $49 (512MB), $69.99 (1GB), $159 (4GB), $299 (30GB video)
  3. 3. Playaway books Single title audio books (no recording, playback only) URL: Price range: $29.99-$49.99/per title, library plans available Handheld Devices PDAs Keeps track of your calendar & address book, can run versions of Office, some have MP3 capability, syncs to your computer, some have wireless ability, expansion slots for more memory URL: Price range: $99-$600, depending on capabilities Cellphones, & smart phones Phone service, text messaging, web browsing, some can sync address books & calendars, most have low-res cameras, some have video & MP3 capability URL: Price range: $99 - $600, depending on service deals Garmin Nuvi Portable GPS, can be used in car or on foot (different modes), expansion slot can hold audiobooks, MP3, has language phrase guide URL: Price range: $750-$1000, depending on model Portable Digital Recorders URL: Price range: $70-$500, depending on quality & storage Digital Cameras Digital video camera Digital video camera prices have plummeted over the past two years. MiniDV tape cameras are the most common format currently. Other digital video cameras use Digital 8 tape (usually cheaper), MicroDV, or mini-CD/DVDs. Good video cameras can be purchased for under $500. URL: Price range: $200-$1000, depending on quality Point & shoot digital cameras Point & shoot digital cameras have largely replaced film cameras. They most commonly use SD card storage; card sizes range from 64MB to over 2GBs. Megapixels range from four to eight. Most can shoot low resolution video with audio; video length is dependent on the size of the memory card in the camera. URL: Price range: $150-$600, depending on quality & megapixels The Infopeople Project is supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the
  4. 4. Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.