Making The Internet Work For You

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A workshop for Virginia Tech's NLI program, presented March 18, 2014.

A workshop for Virginia Tech's NLI program, presented March 18, 2014.

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  • 1. Making the Internet Work for You Lauren Pressley, University Libraries NLI Session, March 18, 2014
  • 2. Experiment BIG IDEA:
  • 3. Select BIG IDEA:
  • 4. Invest BIG IDEA:
  • 5. Sync | Push | Extensions
  • 6. sync
  • 7. Documents: Collaborating • Google Docs • Zoho • Apple’s iWork • Microsoft 365
  • 8. Documents: Syncing • Dropbox • Google Drive • Box • iCloud • Microsoft OneDrive
  • 9. Notes • Evernote • OneNote • Google Docs
  • 10. Reading List • Instapaper • Pocket • Readability • Browser features
  • 11. Bookmarks • Pinboard • Delicious • Browser • Open Tabs
  • 12. Passwords • 1Password • Apple’s Keychain • Browser
  • 13. Sync | Push | Extensions
  • 14. push
  • 15. Articles & Journals Alerts • Have a search string that’s important for your research? • Have a journal you really like?
  • 16. articles journals
  • 17. Google Alerts • Alerts on your name • News events • Scholars of interest • Specific fields: business, literature, political science, etc.
  • 18. RSS • One stop for top priority websites • RSS feeds are mainstream part of web • RSS readers are decreasing in usage • Twitter, Facebook, information overload
  • 19. If This Then That • IFTTT.com • “Glue” pulling together multiple internet services • Recipes
  • 20. Sync | Push | Extensions
  • 21. extensions
  • 22. Browsers • Chrome • Safari • Firefox • Internet Explorer
  • 23. Best of • Chrome: Pin Tab • Safari: Sidebar • Firefox: Grouped Tabs
  • 24. Sync | Push | Extensions
  • 25. Experiment BIG IDEA:
  • 26. Select BIG IDEA:
  • 27. Invest BIG IDEA:
  • 28. Questions? Comments?! ! contact: lauren@vt.edu
  • 29. Images • Lazy by Tony Delgrosso at www.flickr.com/photos/ 24782931@N00/3288034050/ • 'That was easy' by Joepopp at www.flickr.com/ photos/79391933@N00/90811910/