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web 2.0 and library 2.0 tools freely available to optimize your services and skills.

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  • library 3.0 services w/o 3.0 million dollars: free and cheap web services for broke libraries Sarah Houghton-Jan Assistant Director @ San Rafael Public Library Author, LibrarianInBlack.net
  • we are broke free = useful
  • 20 steps to a better digital library
  • breakout 1 what free tools do you already use?
  • #1: where to put your websites
    • WordPress – CMS + host (blog + pages)
    • Blogger – CMS + host (blog)
    • Drupal - CMS
    • Squarespace – CMS + host (full feature website) $
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  • #2: images
    • editing: GIMP , Picasa , FotoFlexr
    • hosting: Flickr
    • Flickr slideshow: Pictobrowser
    • free/royalty-free: OpenPhoto , Stock.xchng , Image*After , Wikimedia Commons , Flickr adv search
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  • online book displays
    • Westmont Public Library
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/westmontlibrary/549380055/
  • image generators
    • GeneratorBlog.blogspot.com
    • ImageGenerator.org
    • ImageChef.com
  • breakout 2 try out a tool
  • #3: ebooks
    • Project Gutenberg
    • AudioBooksForFree
    • Escholarship
    • Google Books
    • ManyBooks
    • Memoware
    • Online Books Page
    • Oxford Text Archive
    • Kindle’s promotional free ebooks
    • & many more!
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  • breakout 3 what challenges face us with pointing users to free ebooks?
  • #4: surveys and polls
    • Zoomerang
    • PollDaddy
    • SurveyMonkey
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  • #5: open source ils
    • Koha
    • Evergreen
    • Social OPAC (catalog only)
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  • #6: translation
    • Google Translate
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  • #7: tag clouds
    • TagCrowd
    • Wordle
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  • breakout 4 try a tool you haven’t tried yet.
  • #8: reference tools Multi-platform: LibraryH3lp ($) email: Gmail IM: Meebo VOIP & video chat: Skype texting: Google Voice or AIM hacks Twitter : ask @yourlibrary for help!
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  • #9: user support tools Screencasts: Jing Discussion Boards: Google Groups Computer Sharing: LogMeIn or Yuuguu ($)
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  • #10: online book clubs Google Groups LibraryThing
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  • breakout 5 try a tool you haven’t tried yet.
  • #11: web analytics
    • Google Analytics
    • PostRank
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  • #12: social media (set up)
    • Username Check: Namechk
    • Username Standard: OpenID
    • Username Claim: ClaimID
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  • #13: social media (maintenance)
    • Post Automation: Social Oomph
    • Multiple Account Management:
      • Seesmic , HootSuite , TweetDeck
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  • #14: social media (metrics)
    • Monitoring: MyBUZZmonitor , TwitterSearch
    • Statistics: Twitter Analyzer , Twitter Counter , Facebook page Insights & weekly email updates
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  • breakout 6 try a tool you haven’t tried yet.
  • #15: forms
    • Google Forms
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  • #16: online classes
    • Screencasting Tools - Jing , Camstudio
    • Learning Environment – Moodle
    • Webcasts – Vyew , Ustream
    • Class Websites – WordPress , Blogger , PBworks , PageFlakes
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  • breakout 7 try a tool you haven’t tried yet.
  • #17: maps
    • Google Maps mashups & API
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  • #18: audio tools
    • Recording/Editing – Audacity
    • Hosting – PodBean ($) , LibSyn ($)
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  • #19: video tools
    • Editing – Avidemux , JayCut
    • Hosting – YouTube , blip.tv , Vimeo
    • Creation - xtranormal (educator account!)
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  • iPhone 4 vs. HTC Evo
  • #20: lastly, more Google
  • feedback?
    • Sarah Houghton-Jan
    • LibrarianInBlack.net
    • Twitter: @TheLiB
    • [email_address]