Tech Toys (for the Technically Challenged!) Marty Magee National Network/Libraries of Medicine Education and Nebraska Liaison McGoogan Library of Medicine Univ. of Nebraska Medical Center 986706 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha NE 68198-6706 402-559-7076 1-800-338-7657 [email_address]
What was different 10 years ago? Students Today http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGCJ46vyR9o
“ Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons. “
- Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science, 1949
There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”
-Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corp. 1977
640 K ought to be enough for anybody”
Laptop: Toshiba Portege to Sony Vaio
PortegeTablet capabilities good, but additional DVD player – lugging it along is a disadvantage
Double Your Pleasure – Double Your Fun with…. Two Screens Windows XP Professional
HP Officejet 7410
With a camera or without?
Are you texting?
With Internet or without?
Katana by Sanyo from Sprint
Text Messaging – E-Mail to Cell Phone
Verizon: http://tinyurl.com/yvgzbs Address the email to the 10 digit cell phone number followed by @vtext.com
ATT: http://tinyurl.com/2ae92s Address the email to the 10 digit cell phone number followed by @txt.att.net
T-Mobile: http://tinyurl.com/2tymt6 Address the email to the 10 digit cell phone number followed by @tmomail.net
Sprint and Nextel: http://tinyurl.com/2m3ofn Address the email to the 10 digit cell phone number followed by @messaging.nextel.com
PDA’s ---On the Way Out?!!
PC- based – Word and Excel files
Books to read
BUT – not my calendar!! Can you believe it?
WiFi – wireless access to Internet
Bluetooth – wireless access
Windows Media 10 – listen to a book
Microsoft Reader – read a book
SDRAM storage to match camera
Contacts – about 600!!
Now with GPS Don’t leave home without it. ….Really!!
Canon Power Shot 450 ELPH
Viewfinder AND monitor
Can take short videos, too!
IPOD for MP3’S
Transfer CD’s to the player
Can buy books from ww.Audible.com
Can buy music from www.itunes.com
4gb 4 hours battery life 8 GB = 2000songs 24 hour battery life ** Can add a radio component or a recorder *** Pay attention to the ear phones!!
Podcasts (You don’t need an IPOD to listen to a podcast!)
From MedlinePlus with Director Lindberg
From NN/LM MidContinental Region http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/podcasts/podcasts.html
For Fun: http://www.npr.org/rss/podcast/podcast_directory.php
Other nice things to have ...
Portable printer - Canon
Thumb Drive - USB mini storage
1 gb of storage – multiple presentations
Offered by many companies (Sony, Sonnet, CigarPro, yadda yadda) 32MB - 1gig
Pictures are not to scale!!
Card reader: www.lexar.com
Many times can be faster then hooking your camera up to your cpu
Will not kill your camera batteries as well!
Camtasia & SnagIt www.techsmith.com
Record desktop demonstrations with narration and video
Publish to CD-ROM and streaming video
One of the best software products I have
Marty’s Little Helpers $290 $120 $150
VOIP : Voice Over IP
Skype—voice with instant chat/pictures
Big Brother really is watching you….
Google from your phone
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Blogs and RSS Feeds
Blogger.com for blogs
More than 50 million blogs out there….according to Technorati
Easy to create – use for business or pleasure
Bloglines.com for RSS **YouTube – RSS in Plain English http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU
Blogs I Subscibe to….
BHIC- Bringing Health Information to the Community – Siobhan Champ-Blackwell
MidContinental Region News
Nebraska Library Commission
- Stephen Abram – from SirsiDynix
From the NN/LM MidContinental Region - http://nnlm.gov/mcr/services/technology/blogs.html
Wiki – a shared resource
Anybody can edit it! i.e. www.wikipedia.com or www.wikihow.com
Set up your own at wetpaint.com
What I like to read
Other sites to check….
HowStuffWorks.com Augmented reality – (or what a librarian may really look like)