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  • 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”
    • -Bill Gates
  • 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
  • LCD Projector
    • Portability
    • Lumens
  • Printer/Copier/Fax
    • Multiple functions
    • Two trays
    • Card slots
    • HP Officejet 7410
  • Phone
    • With a camera or without?
    • Are you texting?
    • With Internet or without?
    • Managing Contacts
    • 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
      • Rosters
      • Expenses
      • Books to read
      • Frequent Flyers
      • Travel
      • Gifts
      • Goals
      • Resume
      • 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!!
  • Digital Camera:
    • Canon Power Shot 450 ELPH
      • 3x zoom
      • 5.0 megapixels
      • Viewfinder AND monitor
      • SD RAM
      • Small charger
      • 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
    • Camtasia
      • Record desktop demonstrations with narration and video
      • Publish to CD-ROM and streaming video
    • SnagIt
      • Only $39.95
      • 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
    • www.skype.com
    • Logitech camera
    • www.logitech.com
    • Plantronics headset
    • www.plantronics.com
    Big Brother really is watching you….
  • Google from your phone
    • 466-453
    • Entered : corkscrew omaha
    • Returns:
      • Corkscrew Wine and Cheese
      • 10924 Prairie Brook Rd.
      • Omaha NE 68144
      • 402-991-2927
  • 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’s Lighthouse
      • - 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
    • Fast Company
    • Smart Computing
    • PC Magazine
    • Pocket PC
  • Other sites to check….
    • HowStuffWorks.com Augmented reality – (or what a librarian may really look like)
    • CNET.com
      • Product Reviews
      • Tutorials
      • Classes
    • MLA – Web 2.0 Class
  • Things are changing…
    • Sony Wii
    • Dance Dance Revolution
    • www.surface.com
    What’s next for YOU?