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  • Into of who I am.  how i became interested in this.  2nd part of preso last year.
  • we all know why we're looking at free. even before budget crisis libraries didn't always get funding
  • Would you believe often in the same place?  Sometimes the best place to find a review is also the best place to see what else is out there. So you'll notice as we discuss these two topics and downloading software many sites will be the same.
  • take screen captures of lifehacker, download.com, gizmo's
  • screen captures of reviews (paint.net vs something)     http://www.brighthub.com/multimedia/photography/reviews/12262.aspx     http://www.softpedia.com/reviews/windows/Paint-NET-Review-48912.shtml http://download.cnet.com/Paint-NET/3000-2192_4-10338146.html
  • blogger's review of a product
  • screen shots of articles screen shots of user agreements (flickr)
  • try out before teaching everyone else
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    • 1. Free! Now what? Andrew Shuping GA COMO 2009 October 9, 2009 Jack Tarver Library, Mercer University
    • 2. Why free?
      • http://icanhascheezburger.com/2008/04/06/funny-pictures-bbc-budget-gets-slashed/
    • 3. So what are we covering today?
        • What questions do you need to ask?
        • What software is out there?
        • Finding reviews
        • Licenses and agreements
        • Where to download
        • Recap
    • 4. Questions to ask
        • What do you need?
        • Does free really offer you what you need?
        • Are there free and paid versions and what's the difference?
        • Does your system meet the minimum requirements? 
        • Good reviews?
        • What's in the license agreement?
        • Is it safe to download?
    • 5. What do you need paint.net GIMP Project Dog waffle Pixlr Corel draw free and online x Runs on Windows XP, 1GB of memory, 40GB HD x Can save in .png, .gif, etc. formats x Supports graphic tablets Tools to crop, rotate, resize images, adjust colors, and create collages. x
    • 6. Finding free software
        • Search for a need
        • Sites such as:
          • Lifehacker
          • Download Squad
          • Techcrunch
          • download.com
          • MajorGeeks.com 
          • Gizmo's  
        • Listserves
    • 7. Most important, colleagues
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/43017881@N00/3406657528/#
    • 8. The where and why of reviews
      •  
        • Is the program easy to use?
        • What are it's features?
        • Does the program still have bugs to fix?
        • How well does the program do what it's supposed to do?
        • Are there other programs that might meet your needs?
    • 9. Places to find reviews
        • Sites such as:
          • Lifehacker
          • Download Squad
          • Techcrunch
          • download.com
          • MajorGeeks.com 
          • Gizmo's  
        • Google! Yes, Google! Find out what bloggers say and think
    • 10. Licenses and agreements
      • 1st I am not an expert 
      •  
        • What are the limitations? 
        • What does it require you to do?  
        • What do you give up?  
        • What's the privacy?
        • Have someone else read it 
      •  
      • Article 1
      • Article 2
      • Article 3
    • 11.  
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/51035583134@N01/2698947622/
    • 12. Download the software
      • Be careful where you download as not every site is safe.  Some software maybe malware in disguise or infected with viruses.  Download from trusted sites.
      • Some places to try:
        • Sourcefourge
        • Download.com
        • Softpedia.com 
        • MajorGeeks
    • 13. Play!
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/57617841@N00/842383871/
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/38246638@N00/3248964671/
    • 14. Recap
        • Pick a software that meets your needs 
        • Check to make sure that your computer meets the minimum requirements to run the programs. 
        • Remember when downloading software to your computer make sure, you can trust the site.
        • Examine the license!  
        • Play! Make sure the software will fit your need.
    • 15. Questions?
      • http://www.flickr.com/photos/76283035@N00/1507585665/
    • 16. Thank you!
      • I can be found at:
      • ashuping.net
      • [email_address]
      • Link for my presentation will be located on my blog

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