Keeping Up And Keeping Track Of The Best

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This presentation was made for attendees of the WLMA/OASL joint conference in Portland Oregon, Oct. 2008.

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Keeping Up And Keeping Track Of The Best

  1. 1. Keeping Up and Keeping Track of the Best Free Web Resources Sam Wallin OASL/WLMA Joint Conference in Portland October 9-11, 2008.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Great Free Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Use Delicious to keep track </li></ul><ul><li>Use Bloglines to keep up! </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Environment <ul><li>High School Environmental Center – US EPA </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Site designed by the Environmental Protection Agency to explore topics related to the environment and also to provide ideas and resources for environmental activism. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ToxTown </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Environmental Health Concerns and Toxic Chemicals Where You Live, Work and Play </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. History <ul><li>Women In History – Historic Figures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A site started by a library in Ohio, with a lot of great, short biographies of famous American women in history. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>American Memory from the Library of Congress </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Great place to look for primary source photographs from American history. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Politics <ul><ul><li>Election 2008 – Youth Radio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Youth Radio has young adults writing short articles, recording audio and video on the subject of the current election campaign. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IFES Election Guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Results of past elections around the world, with statistics, voter turn-out and major candidates. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Science <ul><li>Encyclopedia of Life </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project to make a comprehensive, free database of all the species on Earth. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PBS - Wired Science </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of fun videos showing science experiments </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Periodic Table of Videos </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Short videos showing what each element in the periodic table, plus anecdotes and history. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Resources <ul><li>WorldCat </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The resources of thousands of libraries around the world at your fingertips, with tools to help you get those resources through your local library. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Librarians Internet Index </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Index to thousands of great websites, chosen by librarians with students and researchers in mind. </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Delicious <ul><li>Delicious is a social bookmarking site. </li></ul><ul><li>Bookmark websites and keep track of them for free online. </li></ul><ul><li>Share lists with others </li></ul><ul><li>Access your bookmarks from any online computer </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bloglines <ul><li>Bloglines is an RSS Reader. </li></ul><ul><li>RSS is a signal that tells you there’s something new at a web site. </li></ul><ul><li>Using Bloglines, you can keep track of what’s new at your favorite sites, all in one place. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Thanks! <ul><li>You can find all the resources in this presentation online at Delicious . </li></ul><ul><li>You can find the presentation itself online at Slideshare . </li></ul>

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