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A presentation listing a top ten (roughly!) collection of resources that I think librarians in HE would find useful.

A presentation listing a top ten (roughly!) collection of resources that I think librarians in HE would find useful.

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  • “ Freebies and Libraries : how to work with no budget” Top 10 free applications Phil Bradley http://www.netvibes.com
  • 1. Home/start pages (Netvibes)
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  • 2. Blogs
    • WordPress, Blogger, Typepad
    • Not a diary, an interactive website
    • Currency
    • Different ‘voice’
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  • 3. Wikis
    • Collaborative webspaces
    • Short, medium or long term
    • Excellent for cross dept/university comms
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  • 4. Twitter
    • Timely information (circa 1 second)
    • Promotional tool
    • Learning tool
    • Discussion tool
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  • 5. Multimedia
    • YouTube Stream
    • Podcasting
  • Communication - Podcasts
    • Provide access to audio content
    • Guides/tours around a library
    • Content that can’t easily be made available in other formats
    • Content that is accessible on the move
    • Not time or place dependent.
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  • Equipment
  • YouTube
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  • Flip Cameras
  • Uses in a classroom
    • Record and share learning tips
    • Demonstrate scientific concepts
    • Practice interview techniques
    • Sports coaching
    • Field trips
    • Welcome videos
    • Language learning
  • 6. Screencasting software
    • Record and save screen presentations
    • Store in a variety of places/formats
    • Easy and simple to use
  • Screencast-o-Matic
  • Screenr
  • BB Flashback Express
  • My worked example
  • 7. Web 2.0 for searching - Search builders
    • Create your own search engines
    • Limit to trusted sites
    • As small as you want, as large as you need
    • Use the given URL or
    • Cut and paste onto your own site
    • Use them and then throw them
  • That would be:
    • Rollyo
    • Google Custom Search Builder
    • Eurekster swicki
  • And…
    • Topicle
    • Quintura
  • Google Custom Search
  • 8. “Guiding Tools”
    • Tailored access to resources
    • Students use at their own pace
    • Can be annotated
    • Can be simple lists
  • Krunchd
  • Fur.ly
  • Trailfire
  • Pearltrees
  • Jogtheweb http://www.jogtheweb.com/run/FKRZ1SQDhvv7/Multimedia-resources-for-librarians
  • LiveBinders
  • Museumbox
  • 9. Social media activities
    • NOT just Facebook
    • Go to where the conversations are
    • Pop culture
    • Students
  • Facebook
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  • And finally...
    • Is it an office management tool?
  • Or Instant messaging services?
  • Or collation resources?
  • 10. QR Codes
    • Easy to create with QR creation software
    • Easy to use with a smartphone and reader
    • Embed onto websites, publications, shelves – anywhere!
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