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Presentation for the Michigan SLA Webinar; Discusses FREE, web-based tech tools that will help librarians be productive and organized in the busy research environment.

Presentation for the Michigan SLA Webinar; Discusses FREE, web-based tech tools that will help librarians be productive and organized in the busy research environment.

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    • Tech Tools:Simplifying Life for the Busy Research Librarian
      Christine Tobias
      Reference and Technology Librarian
      Michigan State University Libraries
      Michigan SLA Webinar
      March 23, 2011
    • Doodlewww.doodle.com
      Scheduling/Polling tool
    • FreeConferencewww.freeconference.com
      Conference call scheduler and service
    • Awesome Highlighterwww.awesomehighlighter.com
      Highlight text on web pages
    • Sniprhttp://snipr.com
      URL Shortener
    • Google Squaredwww.google.com/squared
      Search tool that quickly finds and organizes information about a topic
    • Fireshothttp://screenshot-program.com/fireshot/
      Capture, edit, annotate, organize, export and print screenshots of web pages
    • Screencast-o-maticwww.screencast-o-matic.com/
      Online screen recorder
    • Screenrhttp://screenr.com
      Create screencasts and share on Twitter
      http://www.screenr.com/a4o
    • CamStudiohttp://camstudio.org
      Screen recording software
      Video Tutorial:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kiug3H3c4gk
    • WINKwww.debugmode.com/wink/
      Tutorial and presentation creation software
    • QR Codeshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_codes
      Matrix or two-dimensional barcode encoded with URL, text, or other data
      • QR Code Generator: http://qrcode.kaywa.com/
      • QR Code Readers: www.mobile-barcodes.com/qr-code-software/
    • Instant Web Polls
    • DropBox Utilities
      Share and send large files to personal drop box in real time!
      YouSendIt
      www.yousendit.com
      Dropbox
      www.dropbox.com
    • SlideSharewww.slideshare.net
      Share presentations, videos, and documents
      Today’s presentation is available at:
      www.slideshare.net/tobiasc
    • Prezihttp://prezi.com
      Online zooming presentation software
    • Social Media Dashboards
      Update, monitor, and manage multiple social network accounts in one customized interface
      TweetDeck
      http://www.tweetdeck.com/
      HootSuite
      http://hootsuite.com/
      More Social Media Dashboards:
      http://www.socialbrite.org/2010/11/09/top-10-social-media-dashboard-tools/
    • Evernotewww.evernote.com
      The ultimate virtual Trapper Keeper!
      Collect, organize, and store all kinds of information in one place that can be accessed from many devices.
      5 Ways to Make Life Easier with Evernote: http://thewikiman.org/blog/?p=940
    • PDF Reader/Creator/Editor
      Create, read, edit, annotate PDF files
      Nitro PDF Reader (Windows)
      www.nitroreader.com/
      PDF Pen (Mac)
      http://smilesoftware.com/PDFpen/
    • Questions?Contact Me…
      Christine Tobias
      Reference and Technology Librarian
      Michigan State University
      tobiasc@msu.edu
      Twitter: @ctobias27
      http://www.slideshare.net/tobiasc