Getting the Most Out of the Cloud

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Cloud computing continues to grow and offer benefits to individuals and libraries. In this webinar, we will look at the main cloud storage sites and learn that they are not just for remote file storage! Learn how to use these sites for remote file storage as well as how to collaborate, automate tasks, automatically back up data, host websites and public files, and more.

About the Instructor:
Diana Silveira is the President of Novare Library Services, a company that focuses on web, mobile and infrastructure services for libraries. Previous to starting Novare Library Services, she was the Virtual Reference Manager for Florida’s Ask a Librarian Service and coordinator for Florida’s Statewide Delivery System. She presents regularly on implementing technology, best practices and privacy issues online. She also works with libraries to deploy new technologies and develop new mobile and desktop websites. She was the 2011 the Florida Library Association’s Library Leader of the Year. When she is not playing with gadgets and gizmos, she enjoys diving, kayaking and playing with her son.

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Getting the Most Out of the Cloud

  1. 1. GETTING THE MOST OF THE CLOUDPresenterDiana SilveiraNovare Library Services
  2. 2. AGENDA Collaborate Dropbox Features Tools and Toys for Dropbox Other Cloud Tools
  3. 3. THE MAIN SITES Dropbox Google Docs Amazon Cloud Player SkyDrive
  4. 4. COLLABORATE
  5. 5. GOOGLE DRIVE
  6. 6. WordMICROSOFT SKYDRIVE PowerPoint Excel OneNote Excel Survey
  7. 7. DROPBOX
  8. 8. REMOTE FILE STORAGE Dropbox keeps 30 days – back-up so I can restore accidently deleted files. Phew!
  9. 9. SYNCING DIFFERENT DEVICES Use the Desktop Version of Dropbox and keep all documents/folders stored there. Download the App for phones/tablets Also – works with Google Drive, Box and other Cloud Sites
  10. 10. AUTO-SYNC MOBILE PHONE PICTURES ANDDESKTOP UPLOADS
  11. 11. IMAGE SHARING
  12. 12. - Right click on PUBLIC FOLDERS/FILES specific file to link to file only - Use link button to share folderhttp://db.tt/by4CCMTP
  13. 13. BACK-UP WEBSITES WordPress – BackWPup (http://backwpup.com/)  Automate back-ups restore entire website or specific file Use Dropbox API to automate back –up for other sites (dropbox.com/developers)
  14. 14. TOOLS AND TOYS FOR DROPBOX
  15. 15. SendtoDropbox.com EMAIL DIRECTLY TO DROPBOX
  16. 16. Great for PDF andSAVE A FILE VIA URL other online documents
  17. 17. SYNC YOUR EBOOKS
  18. 18. - Open Dropbox HOW TO ACCESS on device and read away - Automate – and send to your Kindle wappwolf.comTop image from http://lifehacker.com/5984823/?post=57532641
  19. 19. www.ifttt.comIFTTT
  20. 20. OTHER WAYS TO USE THE CLOUD
  21. 21. CREATE YOUR SITE IN THE CLOUD? Blogger (blogger.com) Wordpress.com Google Sites (sites.google.com) http://pancake.io (connects with Dropbox)
  22. 22. MUSIC You can also sync music folders from Itunes or your own with Dropbox or like storage site
  23. 23. WHAT DO YOU USE?
  24. 24. QUESTIONS
  25. 25. CONTACT ME Diana Silveira diana@novarelibrary.com delicious.com/dee987/cloud slideshare.net/dee987www.facebook.com/NovareLibraryServices 877-816-9638
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