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Fabulous Freebies

Fabulous Freebies



Four free web tools that you can use in your Library.

Four free web tools that you can use in your Library.



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    • RSS: don't bother Memo Cordova Boise State University Albertsons Library
    • Real Simple Syndication
    • Aggregators News readers Readers
    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0klgLsSxGsU
    • Choices http://flickr.com/photos/jorr81/3273241797/
    • Google Reader http://www.commoncraft.com/reader
    • Avoid most adverts Take it with you No $$? No problem! Target & exploit Content is king, but you RULE
    • Join me! Together we can rule the Internet!
    • Questions? Twitter: m3mo memo.cordova@gmail.co m
    • DEL.ICIO.US SOCIAL BOOKMARKING AND LIBRARIES Ellie Dworak, Boise State University, Albertsons Library
    • So what can I do with this? (besides find neat links) (more to the point, what can my library do with this?)
    • Organize bookmarks on a topic:
    • Create a list of popular books:
    • Create a tag cloud for your website:
    • Generate and maintain subject guides:
    • Questions: do you think about delicious? •What •Can you imagine using it for your library? •What other ideas do you have?
    • SIMPLER CITATIONS Kim Leeder SWILA 2009 Caldwell, ID
    • Overload! Are you & your patrons overwhelmed by how to organize and cite sources? Librarians  College students  High school students  Independent researchers  Etc.! 
    • It’s manageable Don’t panic! You can manage references using special (free) online citation management software.
    • Zotero to the rescue!
    • Save & archive Saves copies of articles and web pages to  easily archive information.  In many cases Zotero saves the full details of the item - including author, title, publication details - that will be needed to cite it later. These details may easily be edited for accuracy, or filled in where necessary.  You’llhave an archived copy of the page in most cases, so no fears about broken links later! (Or fewer fears, anyway...)
    • Organize Drag-and-drop, iTunes-like interface allows  easy organization of saved items in folders (collections).
    • Describe Add notes and/or tags to saved items.   Zotero automatically assigns tags that it identifies from item metadata, such as library catalog subject headings.  Notes can be any free-form text about an item.
    • Search Many search options make it easy to locate  saved items later. Zotero searches all fields of an item, including full-text, unless otherwise directed.
    • Cite! Drag and drop items into  Word, blogging windows, and other applications to easily create citations in the style you specify in “Preferences.” Or: export your entire  library as a bibliography with additional plug-ins for MS Word and Open
    • Considerations Catalogs, databases, etc., need to be  compatible with Zotero to allow it to harvest full metadata (many already are, including ProQuest!). Must be downloaded and installed as a Firefox  add-on. Does not always identify the permanent URL  for an item; these must be added manually in some cases. No sharing options (yet). 
    • Similar tool: BibMe
    • It couldn’t get easier than this!  Terrific for books, websites (though they should be reviewed, esp. websites).  Will automatically locate information and create citation.
    • Not as great for articles Most must be  entered manually, by putting info in specified fields. Citations are  generated from information entered.
    • There are more tools like this BibSonomy, based on delicious but focused on  sharing research links CiteULike  Connotea, science oriented  Mendeley Web  And many more… see  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_ref erence_management_software Choose the one you like best! 
    • Welcome to citation Zen Thanks!
    • Jing – What is it? TechSmith product  Web based  Screen capture tool   Narrated streaming video  Fixed (enhanced) screen captures Free software download from  http://www.jingproject.com/ Sara R. Seely, SWILA 2009
    • Jing - Considerations Jing logo (because it’s free)   No post-production editing  May become pay-for  Perpetual beta – updates a lot  Ephemeral Sara R. Seely, SWILA 2009
    • Jing – Teaching Example
    • Jing – Work Example
    • Jing – Why use it? Show instead of tell   Visual learners  Video and images as information sources Sara R. Seely, SWILA 2009
    • Jing – Why use it? Time saver  Librarians Patrons Sara R. Seely, SWILA 2009
    • Jing – Why use it? Reach patrons virtually   Portable, tailored help chat, website Email, Sara R. Seely, SWILA 2009
    • Jing – alternatives ScreenToaster   Fireshot Add-on Firefox Sara R. Seely, SWILA 2009
    • Jing How might you use it? Questions? Sara R. Seely, SWILA 2009