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Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries
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Best Free Web Stuff for Broke Libraries

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

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