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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
    Christine Tobias
    Reference and Technology Librarian
    Michigan State University Libraries
    Michigan SLA Webinar
    March 23, 2011
  • 2. Doodlewww.doodle.com
    Scheduling/Polling tool
  • 3. FreeConferencewww.freeconference.com
    Conference call scheduler and service
  • 4. Awesome Highlighterwww.awesomehighlighter.com
    Highlight text on web pages
  • 5. Sniprhttp://snipr.com
    URL Shortener
  • 6. Google Squaredwww.google.com/squared
    Search tool that quickly finds and organizes information about a topic
  • 7. Fireshothttp://screenshot-program.com/fireshot/
    Capture, edit, annotate, organize, export and print screenshots of web pages
  • 8. Screencast-o-maticwww.screencast-o-matic.com/
    Online screen recorder
  • 9. Screenrhttp://screenr.com
    Create screencasts and share on Twitter
    http://www.screenr.com/a4o
  • 10. CamStudiohttp://camstudio.org
    Screen recording software
    Video Tutorial:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kiug3H3c4gk
  • 11. WINKwww.debugmode.com/wink/
    Tutorial and presentation creation software
  • 12. 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/
    • 13. QR Code Readers: www.mobile-barcodes.com/qr-code-software/
  • Instant Web Polls
  • 14. DropBox Utilities
    Share and send large files to personal drop box in real time!
    YouSendIt
    www.yousendit.com
    Dropbox
    www.dropbox.com
  • 15. SlideSharewww.slideshare.net
    Share presentations, videos, and documents
    Today’s presentation is available at:
    www.slideshare.net/tobiasc
  • 16. Prezihttp://prezi.com
    Online zooming presentation software
  • 17. 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/
  • 18.
  • 19. 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
  • 20.
  • 21. PDF Reader/Creator/Editor
    Create, read, edit, annotate PDF files
    Nitro PDF Reader (Windows)
    www.nitroreader.com/
    PDF Pen (Mac)
    http://smilesoftware.com/PDFpen/
  • 22.
  • 23. Questions?Contact Me…
    Christine Tobias
    Reference and Technology Librarian
    Michigan State University
    tobiasc@msu.edu
    Twitter: @ctobias27
    http://www.slideshare.net/tobiasc