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Remember the Milk (RTM)

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Powerpoint presentation evaluating the web based application Remember The Milk

Powerpoint presentation evaluating the web based application Remember The Milk


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  • 1. PNC/RML: Geeks Bearing Gifts Final Project, Spring 2009 by Kelly Thormodson
  • 2. WII-FM (What’s In In For Me)
    • I keep lists. Lost of lists. Usually on small pieces of paper shoved in my pocket or handbag.
    • As with everything, lists are going high tech. They are going Web 2.0
  • 3. Remember the milk
    • Remember the milk is an online to-do (task) list manager. It allows you to keep your running list of items to do in one online location accessible from any computer with Web access.
    • http://www.rememberthemilk.com
  • 4. Remember the milk…first look click on the Signup link to start (it’s free)
  • 5. RTM (as it is commonly referred to)
    • Allows you to set up tasks
    • Assign due dates
    • Make repeat tasks
    • Help section and weekly blog available for additional information and assistance
    • You can add contacts and create group task lists
    • Can be used with other web applications
  • 6. Services
    • You can use RTM on its own or as a gadget in Gmail, iGoogle, Twitter, Google calendar, Netvibes, and there is a mobile version available for use with a web-enabled mobile device
    • My personal preference is iGoogle as you can see from the next slide
  • 7. RTM on iGoogle
  • 8. RTM on iGoogle
    • With the iGoogle gadget I get my RTM list when I log into iGoogle so I don’t have to go to the RTM website
    • I can add tasks from the gadget
    • I can mark tasks complete, postpone or edit from the gadget as well
  • 9. Use by libraries and other organizations
    • Based on my literature and general web searching I couldn’t find any libraries or other organizations using RTM
    • There are probably groups out there using it who have not openly advertised or published about it
  • 10.
    • I imagine that if an organization were to use RTM for a group/project task list application that it would work
    • It would probably work best for a smaller organization or department
    • All contacts in the calendar would need to agree on how it will be used and agree to check it everyday
  • 11.
    • RTM would work for group project tasks, assigned by a project leader or by the individual
    • Small hospital libraries could use if for day-to-day work tasks, especially if there were a variety of volunteers assisting throughout the day
    • Check the RTM, mark complete when done, next person checks the list and goes from there
  • 12. Ease of use
    • RTM is fairly easy to use.
    • I picked it up quickly but there are nuances I have yet to figure out
    • Help section is available, if you are patient enough to search it (I’m not)
  • 13. Where to go from here personally…
    • I will keep using it. I really like it.
    • There is a RTM Pro version available for $25/year which allows you to sync to Blackberry and iPhone
    • I think that if I were to upgrade my phone I would invest the $25 to have my to-do list with me anywhere and always up-to-date
  • 14. Where to go from here professionally
    • I just went to a larger institution where RTM would not work. But if I were in a smaller organization I would seriously look at this for Daily checklists for students or volunteers. Project assignments to staff members. It is easy and free. It is worth a look.
  • 15. Remember the milk
    • http://www.rememberthemilk.com
  • 16. Thank you
    • Kelly Thormodson, MLIS
    • Coordinator, Education & Research
    • Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
    • University of Iowa
    • 600 Newton Road
    • Iowa City, IA 52242
    • [email_address]

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