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For Library 2.0 Presentation Staff Development Day April 11th

For Library 2.0 Presentation Staff Development Day April 11th

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  • 1. Cool Tools Relax: This IS going to be fun
  • 2. Cool Tools R: Del.icio.us !
    • del.icio.us is : a social bookmarking website used to store your bookmarks online, allowing you to access the same bookmarks from any computer anytime, anywhere, anyplace. (Even Timbuktu…R U Reading this?)
    • On del.icio.us : you can use tags to organize and remember your bookmarks, which is a much more flexible system than folders.
  • 3. Cool Tools R: FUN to USE !
    • Getting Started: del.icio.us can get all your favorites/bookmarks with the import feature.
    • Tagging: Once your bookmarks are imported they are now seen as and called Tags . As bookmarks, they had one name. As tags they can have many, thus creating your own tag cloud or taxonomy, thereby making searching, sharing, and finding that much easier.
  • 4. Cool Tools R: Swanky
  • 5. Cool Tools R: SuHwEEEEt !
    • Keep links to your favorite articles, blogs, music, reviews, recipes, and more, and access them from any computer on the web.
    • Share favorites with friends, family, coworkers, and the del.icio.us community.
    • Discover new things. Everything on del.icio.us is someone's favorite -- they've already done the work of finding it. So del.icio.us is full of bookmarks about technology, entertainment, useful information, and more.
  • 6. Cool Tools R: Instant: ShaZAAM!
    • IM: the wave of the future. Time to Ask A Reference Librarian with Instant Messaging! Instant messaging or IM is a form of real-time communication between two or more people based on typed text. The text is conveyed via computers connected over a network such as the Internet.
    • Meebo is an in-browser instant messaging program, which supports multiple IM services, including Yahoo! Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, AIM, ICQ, and Jabber. Meebo makes instant messaging services more accessible to users who are unable or unwilling to download the appropriate software.
  • 7. ShaZaaam!
  • 8. Need More ShaZaaam!?
    • Get your own IM handle using your favorite messaging service like any of the following: .NET Messenger Service, AOL Instant Messenger, Excite/Pal, Gadu-Gadu, Google Talk, iChat, ICQ, Jabber, Qnext, QQ, Meetro, Skype, Trillian, Yahoo! Messenger and Rediff Bol Instant Messenger.
  • 9. Cool Tools R: On FIRE!... Firefox Mozilla Firefox is a graphical web browser developed by the Mozilla Corporation. Mozilla Firefox is a cross-platform browser, providing support for various versions of Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux.
  • 10. Cool Tools R: Add-Ons:
    • Add-ons are optional computer hardware or software modules that supplement or enhance the original unit they are adding onto. Also known as plugins, extensions, snap-ins, or various other vendor-specific names, these modules often have proprietary interfaces that are tightly held by the company that manufactured the original unit in order to prevent competing companies from producing add-ons.
  • 11. Cool Tools R: Add-Ons: Book Burro Q: What is Book Burro? A: Book Burro is a Web 2.0 extension for Firefox and Flock. When it senses you are looking at a page that contains a book, it will overlay a small panel which when opened lists prices at online bookstores such as Amazon, Buy, Half (and many more) and now whether the book is available at your library.
  • 12. Cool Tools Make Us: Smart Searchers
    • By entering your zip code, Book Burro uses Open WorldCat's web service to display local availability. Currently you can display the closest 5, in addition to comparing pricing with online bookstores like Amazon, Abebooks, Barnes & Nobles and Buy.com
    • Now that just plain ROCKS!
  • 13.
    • Now, you can dig that right?