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ALA 2008 -- CLENE Top Ten at Ten


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ALA 2008 -- CLENE Top Ten at Ten

  1. 1. Saving Time and Energy with Web 2.0 Tools Presented by: Janie Hermann, Princeton Public Library for the CLENE Round Table ALA 2008
  2. 2. How can I benefit? <ul><li>New sites and tools are being released at an astonishing rate </li></ul><ul><li>Most of these sites are free for basic use </li></ul><ul><li>Many sites and tools are available that will help you save time </li></ul><ul><li>You can connect with friends and relatives more easily </li></ul>
  3. 3. Memjog <ul><li>Send text message reminders to your cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>Generate lists and save them on your cell phone </li></ul><ul><li>Never forget an appointment or birthday again </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  4. 6. Wakerupper <ul><li>No account required </li></ul><ul><li>Just like a hotel wake up call </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminate worry about missing flights, morning meetings, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule regular reminder phone calls with a free account </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  5. 8. Wakerupper <ul><li>Demo available at: </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  6. 9. MonkeySee <ul><li>Motto: See how the experts do it </li></ul><ul><li>“ Experts” in a variety of areas post short how-to videos </li></ul><ul><li>Viewers can comment and rate </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to share and post videos </li></ul>
  7. 12. Zamzar <ul><li>Quickly converts files from one format to another </li></ul><ul><li>Eliminates need for conversion software </li></ul><ul><li>Convert text, image, video, and sound files (large array of file extensions available) </li></ul><ul><li>Conversions emailed for downloading </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  8. 20. Picnik <ul><li>Online photo editing in your browser </li></ul><ul><li>No program installation required </li></ul><ul><li>Import pictures from your PC or online </li></ul><ul><li>Some features require premium subscription </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  9. 21. Picnik
  10. 22. Picnik
  11. 23. Picnik
  12. 24. Doodle <ul><li>Polling and Scheduling made easy </li></ul><ul><li>No need to create an account </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule a meeting and be assured you have the best possible date </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to update </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  13. 32. Instructions on how to participate. Summary of results
  14. 34. Jott <ul><li>Consider this to be Voice Mail 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of texting, use Jott from your cell phone to call a toll-free number and have a spoken note transcribed then texted, or e-mailed to yourself – or to anyone else you choose. </li></ul><ul><li>Great for leaving email messages while on the go or sending posts to your blog while on the road. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>1-866-JOTT-123 </li></ul>
  15. 38. Tada List <ul><li>Create, Share, and Store &quot;to do&quot; lists for everything from your Christmas shopping to daily task list </li></ul><ul><li>Lists are stored online and accessible from any computer via your account </li></ul><ul><li>Share your lists with others via RSS </li></ul><ul><li>Save for future reference – great for packing lists </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  16. 42. Senduit/YouSendIt <ul><li>Both allow you to send and share very large files without freezing up email or taking down a network! </li></ul><ul><li>No registration required </li></ul><ul><li>YouSendIt will hold the file for 30 days and send an email to the recipient </li></ul><ul><li>Senduit lets you determine how long the file stays live (up to 30 days).  Provides you with a download link. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. 44. Senduit
  18. 45. Senduit
  19. 46. Senduit
  20. 47. Senduit
  21. 48. Slideshare <ul><li>Think of it as YouTube for PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>A great place to share your own PowerPoint presentations and slidecasts or to view what others have posted </li></ul><ul><li>Create a social network with others who share your interests </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  22. 55. How to locate “Freebies” <ul><li>PC Magazine </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Top 101 Sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best Free Software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>SEOmoz’s Web 2.0 Awards </li></ul><ul><li>The Webware 100 Awards </li></ul><ul><li>Time Magazine’s 50 Coolest Websites </li></ul><ul><li>Filehippo (freeware with some shareware) </li></ul>Constantly Scan Tech Blogs,Tech News Sites and the Popular Media!
  23. 58. This is just the proverbial … Tip of the Iceberg
  24. 59. Contact me: Janie Hermann [email_address] Slides are hosted at: