Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries Sarah Houghton-Jan Digital Futures Manager,  San Jose Public Library Author, Libra...
we are broke FREE = GOOD FREE = GOOD FREE = GOOD
Public & Staff Computer Software <ul><li>Operating System - Ubuntu </li></ul><ul><li>Email/Calendar - Google Calendar/Gmai...
More...Public & Staff Computer Software <ul><li>Image Editing - GIMP, FotoFlexer </li></ul><ul><li>Typing - GNUTypist, Typ...
Free eBooks <ul><li>Project Gutenberg </li></ul><ul><li>AudioBooksForFree </li></ul><ul><li>Escholarship </li></ul><ul><li...
Free Databases <ul><li>ArticlesBase.com </li></ul><ul><li>FindArticles.com </li></ul><ul><li>+ free language learning site...
Reference Tools Multi-platform - LibraryH3lp  ($) You have free options for: <ul><li>email  </li></ul><ul><li>IM  </li></u...
Staff Scheduling Tools <ul><li>Droster </li></ul><ul><li>AceShift (<20 shifts/day)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Open Office's Calc <...
 
Team Meeting Tools Voice – Skype, Google Voice Video Chat – Skype, Sightspeed, Tokbox IM – AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, & others Meet...
Reaching Out to Customers
Setting Up a Social Network <ul><li>Username Check </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Namechk, CheckUsernames.com </li></ul></ul><ul><l...
Maintaining a Social Network <ul><li>Voice chat within Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vivox/Vroom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>P...
Metrics for Social Networks <ul><li>Social Network Monitoring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MyBUZZmonitor, TwitterSearch </li></ul...
Music in the Library <ul><li>Pandora - streaming  ($) </li></ul><ul><li>Rdio - (a library version soon?)  ($) </li></ul>
Tech Support Tools Chat box w/ Meebo Screencasts w/ Jing Discussion Boards on Google Groups Remote Support & Computer Shar...
Audio & Video Tools <ul><li>Audio Recording/Editing – Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Video Editing – Avidemux, DVDx, Lumiera, ...
Video Fun <ul><li>Animations + Text-to-Voice </li></ul><ul><li>= </li></ul><ul><li>xtranormal </li></ul>
eLearning Tools Screencasting Tools - Screencast-o-matic, Jing, Wink, Camstudio Online Learning Environment – Moodle Confe...
Website Management <ul><li>Content Management System - Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>ILS - Koha or Evergreen </li></ul><ul><li>...
More Website Stuff <ul><li>Free/CC/RF Photos – OpenPhoto, Stock.xchng, Image*After, Wikipedia Commons, Flickr image search...
Online Book Club Tools
Blogs for Book Suggestions <ul><li>Blogger or Wordpress </li></ul><ul><li>Entry templates </li></ul><ul><li>Tags/categorie...
Event Calendars <ul><li>Eventful </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming.org </li></ul><ul><li>Going.com </li></ul><ul><li>Google Calen...
Online Book Displays <ul><li>Westmont Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/westmontlibrary/549380...
Exploit Image Generators <ul><li>GeneratorBlog.blogspot.com  </li></ul><ul><li>ImageGenerator.org </li></ul><ul><li>ImageC...
More Free Tools
 
Free Mash-Ups <ul><li>Library ELF - account tracking and alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Library LookUp bookmarklet </li></ul><ul...
More Favorites <ul><li>Cloud Storage - box.net, drop.io, adrive </li></ul><ul><li>Book Jackets - Book City Jackets </li></...
Feedback? <ul><li>Sarah Houghton-Jan </li></ul><ul><li>LibrarianInBlack.net </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @TheLiB </li></ul><...
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Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries

  1. 1. Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries Sarah Houghton-Jan Digital Futures Manager, San Jose Public Library Author, LibrarianInBlack.net
  2. 2. we are broke FREE = GOOD FREE = GOOD FREE = GOOD
  3. 3. Public & Staff Computer Software <ul><li>Operating System - Ubuntu </li></ul><ul><li>Email/Calendar - Google Calendar/Gmail </li></ul><ul><li>Web Browser – Firefox, Chrome </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Software – GNU Cash </li></ul><ul><li>Office Suites - Open Office, Google Docs </li></ul>
  4. 4. More...Public & Staff Computer Software <ul><li>Image Editing - GIMP, FotoFlexer </li></ul><ul><li>Typing - GNUTypist, TypeFaster Tutor </li></ul><ul><li>CD writing - Brasero, InfraRecorder </li></ul><ul><li>Firewall - PC Tools Firewall Plus </li></ul><ul><li>Antivirus - MS Security Essentials </li></ul><ul><li>AdBusting - AdAware </li></ul><ul><li>Antispyware - SpyBot Search & Destroy </li></ul>
  5. 5. Free eBooks <ul><li>Project Gutenberg </li></ul><ul><li>AudioBooksForFree </li></ul><ul><li>Escholarship </li></ul><ul><li>Google Books </li></ul><ul><li>ManyBooks </li></ul><ul><li>Memoware </li></ul><ul><li>Online Books Page </li></ul><ul><li>Oxford Text Archive </li></ul>& many more!
  6. 6. Free Databases <ul><li>ArticlesBase.com </li></ul><ul><li>FindArticles.com </li></ul><ul><li>+ free language learning sites </li></ul><ul><li>+ free practice test sites </li></ul><ul><li>+ free sites in all disciplines </li></ul><ul><li>Add to your website and catalog! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Reference Tools Multi-platform - LibraryH3lp ($) You have free options for: <ul><li>email </li></ul><ul><li>IM </li></ul><ul><li>chat </li></ul><ul><li>VOIP </li></ul><ul><li>video chat </li></ul><ul><li>texting </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter </li></ul><ul><li>social site IM </li></ul>Instant Invite - website widget
  8. 8. Staff Scheduling Tools <ul><li>Droster </li></ul><ul><li>AceShift (<20 shifts/day)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Open Office's Calc </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs Spreadsheets </li></ul>
  9. 10. Team Meeting Tools Voice – Skype, Google Voice Video Chat – Skype, Sightspeed, Tokbox IM – AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, & others Meeting Space/Chat – Today's Meet, Wiggio Meeting Scheduling – Doodle, When Is Good, NeedToMeet Webcasts – DimDim, Vyew, Ustream
  10. 11. Reaching Out to Customers
  11. 12. Setting Up a Social Network <ul><li>Username Check </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Namechk, CheckUsernames.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Username Standard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open ID </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Username Claim </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ClaimID </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Maintaining a Social Network <ul><li>Voice chat within Facebook </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Vivox/Vroom </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Post Automation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Oomph </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multiple Account Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seesmic, HootSuite, TweetDeck </li></ul></ul>
  13. 14. Metrics for Social Networks <ul><li>Social Network Monitoring </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MyBUZZmonitor, TwitterSearch </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Statistics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter Analyzer, Twitter Counter, Facebook page stats </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Music in the Library <ul><li>Pandora - streaming ($) </li></ul><ul><li>Rdio - (a library version soon?) ($) </li></ul>
  15. 16. Tech Support Tools Chat box w/ Meebo Screencasts w/ Jing Discussion Boards on Google Groups Remote Support & Computer Sharing w/ LogMeIn or Yuuguu
  16. 17. Audio & Video Tools <ul><li>Audio Recording/Editing – Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Video Editing – Avidemux, DVDx, Lumiera, Kino, Jumpcut online editor </li></ul><ul><li>Video Hosting – YouTube, blip.tv, Vimeo </li></ul><ul><li>Audio Hosting – PodBean, LibSyn ($) </li></ul>
  17. 18. Video Fun <ul><li>Animations + Text-to-Voice </li></ul><ul><li>= </li></ul><ul><li>xtranormal </li></ul>
  18. 19. eLearning Tools Screencasting Tools - Screencast-o-matic, Jing, Wink, Camstudio Online Learning Environment – Moodle Conference Calls – FreeConferenceCall.com Image Mark-Up - DabbleBoard Webcasts – Vyew, Ustream Class Websites – WordPress, Blogger, PBworks, PageFlakes
  19. 20. Website Management <ul><li>Content Management System - Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>ILS - Koha or Evergreen </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr slideshow - Pictobrowser </li></ul><ul><li>RSS Feed and Post Statistics - PostRank </li></ul><ul><li>Tag Clouds – TagCrowd, Wordle </li></ul><ul><li>Form Creator - Google Forms </li></ul><ul><li>CSS-picker – Typetester </li></ul>
  20. 21. More Website Stuff <ul><li>Free/CC/RF Photos – OpenPhoto, Stock.xchng, Image*After, Wikipedia Commons, Flickr image search </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys & Polls - Zoomerang, PollDaddy, SurveyMonkey </li></ul><ul><li>Statistics - Google Analytics, StatCounter </li></ul><ul><li>Translation – Google Translate </li></ul><ul><li>Website Hosting – WordPress, Bravenet, Bryght.com, Weebly, SquareSpace </li></ul>
  21. 22. Online Book Club Tools
  22. 23. Blogs for Book Suggestions <ul><li>Blogger or Wordpress </li></ul><ul><li>Entry templates </li></ul><ul><li>Tags/categories (ages, genres staff picks) </li></ul><ul><li>Voice Thread - accept video/audio comments </li></ul>
  23. 24. Event Calendars <ul><li>Eventful </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming.org </li></ul><ul><li>Going.com </li></ul><ul><li>Google Calendar (your own)‏ </li></ul>
  24. 25. Online Book Displays <ul><li>Westmont Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/westmontlibrary/549380055/ </li></ul>
  25. 26. Exploit Image Generators <ul><li>GeneratorBlog.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>ImageGenerator.org </li></ul><ul><li>ImageChef.com </li></ul>
  26. 27. More Free Tools
  27. 29. Free Mash-Ups <ul><li>Library ELF - account tracking and alerts </li></ul><ul><li>Library LookUp bookmarklet </li></ul><ul><li>LibX Toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Google Maps mashups </li></ul><ul><li>iGoogle gadgets </li></ul>
  28. 30. More Favorites <ul><li>Cloud Storage - box.net, drop.io, adrive </li></ul><ul><li>Book Jackets - Book City Jackets </li></ul><ul><li>Charts – LucidCharts, Lovely Charts, Gliffy </li></ul><ul><li>Text to Voice - Text2Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Notes/Citations – Evernote, Zotero, CiteULike </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual Business Cards - card.ly </li></ul><ul><li>File Drop Sites - DropBox, SendUIt </li></ul>
  29. 31. Feedback? <ul><li>Sarah Houghton-Jan </li></ul><ul><li>LibrarianInBlack.net </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter: @TheLiB </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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