PNC/RML:  Geeks Bearing Gifts Final Project, Spring 2009 by Kelly Thormodson
WII-FM (What’s In In For Me) <ul><li>I keep lists.  Lost of lists.  Usually on small pieces of paper shoved in my pocket o...
Remember the milk <ul><li>Remember the milk is an online to-do (task) list manager.  It allows you to keep your running li...
Remember the milk…first look click on the Signup link to start (it’s free)
RTM (as it is commonly referred to) <ul><li>Allows you to set up tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Assign due dates </li></ul><ul><l...
Services <ul><li>You can use RTM on its own or as a gadget in Gmail, iGoogle, Twitter, Google calendar, Netvibes, and ther...
RTM on iGoogle
RTM on iGoogle <ul><li>With the iGoogle gadget I get my RTM list when I log into iGoogle so I don’t have to go to the RTM ...
Use by libraries and other organizations <ul><li>Based on my literature and general web searching I couldn’t find any libr...
<ul><li>I imagine that if an organization were to use RTM for a group/project task list application that it would work </l...
<ul><li>RTM would work for group project tasks, assigned by a project leader or by the individual </li></ul><ul><li>Small ...
Ease of use <ul><li>RTM is fairly easy to use. </li></ul><ul><li>I picked it up quickly but there are nuances I have yet t...
Where to go from here personally… <ul><li>I will keep using it.  I really like it. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a RTM Pro ve...
Where to go from here professionally <ul><li>I just went to a larger institution where RTM would not work.  But if I were ...
Remember the milk <ul><li>http://www.rememberthemilk.com </li></ul>
Thank you <ul><li>Kelly Thormodson, MLIS </li></ul><ul><li>Coordinator, Education & Research </li></ul><ul><li>Hardin Libr...
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Remember the Milk (RTM)

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

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