6 Essential Apps for
Connected Librarians

Vincent A. Alascia
State Library of
Arizona
valascia@azlibrary.gov

Apps to Mak...
Privacy vs. Anonymity
One is not synonymous with the other
One is not more preferable to the other
Can always have both bu...
Choose an app that works
across all your devices.

Vincent A. Alascia
State Library of
Arizona
valascia@azlibrary.gov

The...
Choose your ecosystem.

iTunes

Vincent A. Alascia
State Library of
Arizona
valascia@azlibrary.gov

Play
Amazon
3 Key Features to Look For
When Choosing Your App
•Secure
•Supported
•Seamless Operation
Vincent A. Alascia
State Library ...
Evernote
•Note taking App
•Easy to organize notes into,
“notebooks” or by “tags”
•Share Notes Easily
Vincent A. Alascia
St...
Web Access

Vincent A. Alascia
State Library of
Arizona
valascia@azlibrary.gov
Desktop Access

Vincent A. Alascia
State Library of
Arizona
valascia@azlibrary.gov
Mobile Access

Vincent A. Alascia
State Library of
Arizona
valascia@azlibrary.gov
Dropbox
•Backup in the cloud
•3 GB Free add 250 MB for every
friend that activates an account
•Data is encrypted
•2 Tier a...
Web Access

Vincent A. Alascia
State Library of
Arizona
valascia@azlibrary.gov
Desktop Access

Vincent A. Alascia
State Library of
Arizona
valascia@azlibrary.gov

Installs on PC or Mac Automatically
do...
Mobile Access

Vincent A. Alascia
State Library of
Arizona
valascia@azlibrary.gov
Chrome Browser
•Access all your bookmarks from
any device
•Unified search history
•Customize look & operation with
themes ...
Web Access

Vincent A. Alascia
State Library of
Arizona
valascia@azlibrary.gov
Tablet Access

Vincent A. Alascia
State Library of
Arizona
valascia@azlibrary.gov
Mobile Access

Vincent A. Alascia
State Library of
Arizona
valascia@azlibrary.gov
Wordpress
•Simple flexible websites
•Search engine optimized
•Built in social featutres
•Expandable with plugins
Vincent A...
Web Access

Vincent A. Alascia
State Library of
Arizona
valascia@azlibrary.gov
Mobile Access

Vincent A. Alascia
State Library of
Arizona
valascia@azlibrary.gov
Feedly
•Replacement for Google Reader
•Easy to import feeds
•RSS not Dead yet
•Easy to share
Vincent A. Alascia
State Libr...
Desktop Access

Vincent A. Alascia
State Library of
Arizona
valascia@azlibrary.gov
Mobile Access

Vincent A. Alascia
State Library of
Arizona
valascia@azlibrary.gov
Spotify
•Free or Subscription
•Play on your desktop or laptop
ad free for $4.00
•Unlimited streaming all your
devices for ...
Web Access

Vincent A. Alascia
State Library of
Arizona
valascia@azlibrary.gov
Desktop Access

Vincent A. Alascia
State Library of
Arizona
valascia@azlibrary.gov
Mobile Access

Vincent A. Alascia
State Library of
Arizona
valascia@azlibrary.gov
Last Minute Tips
•Should always have concerns
•You should always maintain ownership of data
•Files should be encrypted
•Se...
Always Examine the
Privacy Policy

Vincent A. Alascia
State Library of
Arizona
valascia@azlibrary.gov
Questions

Vincent A. Alascia
State Library of
Arizona
valascia@azlibrary.gov
Resources
On Cloud Computing
http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/579826
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372163,00...
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6 Essential Apps for Librarians

  1. 1. 6 Essential Apps for Connected Librarians Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov Apps to Make You More Productive
  2. 2. Privacy vs. Anonymity One is not synonymous with the other One is not more preferable to the other Can always have both but what are you giving up? Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
  3. 3. Choose an app that works across all your devices. Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov The choices are numerous.
  4. 4. Choose your ecosystem. iTunes Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov Play Amazon
  5. 5. 3 Key Features to Look For When Choosing Your App •Secure •Supported •Seamless Operation Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
  6. 6. Evernote •Note taking App •Easy to organize notes into, “notebooks” or by “tags” •Share Notes Easily Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov •Cut and Paste into Word
  7. 7. Web Access Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
  8. 8. Desktop Access Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
  9. 9. Mobile Access Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
  10. 10. Dropbox •Backup in the cloud •3 GB Free add 250 MB for every friend that activates an account •Data is encrypted •2 Tier authorization Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
  11. 11. Web Access Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
  12. 12. Desktop Access Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov Installs on PC or Mac Automatically downloads / syncs all your files
  13. 13. Mobile Access Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
  14. 14. Chrome Browser •Access all your bookmarks from any device •Unified search history •Customize look & operation with themes and extensions Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov •Very fast engine
  15. 15. Web Access Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
  16. 16. Tablet Access Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
  17. 17. Mobile Access Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
  18. 18. Wordpress •Simple flexible websites •Search engine optimized •Built in social featutres •Expandable with plugins Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
  19. 19. Web Access Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
  20. 20. Mobile Access Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
  21. 21. Feedly •Replacement for Google Reader •Easy to import feeds •RSS not Dead yet •Easy to share Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
  22. 22. Desktop Access Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
  23. 23. Mobile Access Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
  24. 24. Spotify •Free or Subscription •Play on your desktop or laptop ad free for $4.00 •Unlimited streaming all your devices for $9.99 ad free Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov •Facebook integration
  25. 25. Web Access Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
  26. 26. Desktop Access Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
  27. 27. Mobile Access Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
  28. 28. Last Minute Tips •Should always have concerns •You should always maintain ownership of data •Files should be encrypted •Service should have multiple redundancies •LOCKSS – Lots of Copies Keep Stuff Safe •Be mindful of what and who you share with Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov •Review all privacy settings
  29. 29. Always Examine the Privacy Policy Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
  30. 30. Questions Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
  31. 31. Resources On Cloud Computing http://cloudcomputing.sys-con.com/node/579826 http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2372163,00.asp http://www.infoworld.com/d/cloud-computing/what-cloud-computing-really-means-031 Cloud Services Google Apps: http://www.google.com/intl/en/about/products/index.html Evernote: http://www.evernote.com/ Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/ Amazon Cloud Player: http://www.amazon.com/b/ref=sv_dmusic_7?ie=UTF8&node=2658409011 Picasa Web Albums: https://picasaweb.google.com/home SoundCloud: http://soundcloud.com/ To Download This Presentation http://www.slideshare.net/valascia1 Vincent A. Alascia State Library of Arizona valascia@azlibrary.gov
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