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Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians
Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians
Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians
Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians
Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians
Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians
Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians
Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians
Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians
Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians
Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians
Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians
Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians
Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians
Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians
Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians
Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians
Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians
Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians
Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians
Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians
Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians
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Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians

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

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