Invading their personal space (in the nicest possible way)
A question <ul><li>What is the first research tool your clients turn to when looking for information? </li></ul>
 
A web-browser! <ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone directory </li></ul><ul><li>Real estate </li></ul><ul><li>Person...
Let’s lay down some breadcrumbs <ul><li>The best kind of advertising is pervasive </li></ul><ul><li>Be everywhere our user...
How can we do that? <ul><li>Gadgets and widgets </li></ul><ul><li>OpenSearch plugins </li></ul><ul><li>Browser extensions ...
Gadgets and widgets
Why use gadgets? <ul><li>Who has their homepage set to Google? </li></ul><ul><li>How many times each day do you open a Web...
OpenSearch plugins
Why use OpenSearch? <ul><li>Search directly from the browser </li></ul><ul><li>Only need to specifically visit a page once...
The OpenSearch document description
Linking from a Web page
Browser extensions <ul><li>Considerably enhances the functionality of Web browsers </li></ul><ul><li>Several are available...
 
What does LibX do? <ul><li>Contextual links </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ISBNs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DOIs </li></ul></ul><ul...
What does Zotero do? <ul><li>Manage your references </li></ul><ul><li>Web pages, journal articles, books </li></ul><ul><li...
What’s the best thing? <ul><li>It’s all  free  (as in beer) </li></ul>
Browser compatibility <ul><li>Internet Explorer 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Gadgets </li></ul><ul><li>OpenSearch </li></ul><ul><li...
Where can I find these wonderful toys? <ul><li>http://www.google.com/ig </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.libx.org/ </li></ul><...
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Invading Their Personal Space

  1. 1. Invading their personal space (in the nicest possible way)
  2. 2. A question <ul><li>What is the first research tool your clients turn to when looking for information? </li></ul>
  3. 4. A web-browser! <ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Telephone directory </li></ul><ul><li>Real estate </li></ul><ul><li>Personals </li></ul><ul><li>Newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Wikipedia </li></ul><ul><li>(To keep the rabbits out) </li></ul>
  4. 5. Let’s lay down some breadcrumbs <ul><li>The best kind of advertising is pervasive </li></ul><ul><li>Be everywhere our users look to find information </li></ul>
  5. 6. How can we do that? <ul><li>Gadgets and widgets </li></ul><ul><li>OpenSearch plugins </li></ul><ul><li>Browser extensions </li></ul>
  6. 7. Gadgets and widgets
  7. 8. Why use gadgets? <ul><li>Who has their homepage set to Google? </li></ul><ul><li>How many times each day do you open a Web browser? </li></ul><ul><li>(You can put them on pages other than Google, too) </li></ul>
  8. 9. OpenSearch plugins
  9. 10. Why use OpenSearch? <ul><li>Search directly from the browser </li></ul><ul><li>Only need to specifically visit a page once </li></ul><ul><li>Simple to implement </li></ul><ul><li>Very simple to install </li></ul><ul><li>Very simple to use </li></ul>
  10. 11. The OpenSearch document description
  11. 12. Linking from a Web page
  12. 13. Browser extensions <ul><li>Considerably enhances the functionality of Web browsers </li></ul><ul><li>Several are available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>LibX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zotero </li></ul></ul>
  13. 15. What does LibX do? <ul><li>Contextual links </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ISBNs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DOIs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Highlight and right-click a word to search </li></ul><ul><li>Build searches using the toolbar </li></ul><ul><li>Reload pages through EZProxy/WAM </li></ul><ul><li>Hook into an OpenURL resolver </li></ul>
  14. 16. What does Zotero do? <ul><li>Manage your references </li></ul><ul><li>Web pages, journal articles, books </li></ul><ul><li>Grabs data from a wide variety of sources </li></ul><ul><li>Format bibliographies in Word </li></ul>
  15. 17. What’s the best thing? <ul><li>It’s all free (as in beer) </li></ul>
  16. 18. Browser compatibility <ul><li>Internet Explorer 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Gadgets </li></ul><ul><li>OpenSearch </li></ul><ul><li>LibX (coming soon!) </li></ul><ul><li>Firefox 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Gadgets </li></ul><ul><li>OpenSearch </li></ul><ul><li>LibX </li></ul><ul><li>Zotero </li></ul>
  17. 19. Where can I find these wonderful toys? <ul><li>http://www.google.com/ig </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.libx.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.zotero.org/ </li></ul>
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