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Web tools for neighborhood services

  1. 1. Organizing & Sharing Resources with <br />Free and Easy-to-Use Web Tools<br />Ericka Dow, Librarian <br />Central Library Adult Services<br />May 3, 2010<br />ericka.dow@mymanatee.org<br />
  2. 2. Why learn about web-based applications?<br />That’s where it’s all headed anyway…plus, it’s fun!! <br /> Here’s what’s coming:<br />Ericka Dow May 2010<br />
  3. 3. Delicious.com<br /><ul><li>Bookmark links to useful websites
  4. 4. Tag each link with keywords (make your own and/or use recommended tags)
  5. 5. Create ‘tag bundles’. As Delicious says, “collections will naturally emerge”…and they do!
  6. 6. Search and browse your saved bookmarks
  7. 7. Share bookmarks with colleagues and friends, if you wish
  8. 8. Add the Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Google Chrome extension for easy bookmarking and access</li></ul>http://delicious.com/help/tools<br />Ericka Dow May 2010<br />
  9. 9. Why use Delicious.com??<br />It’s a ‘classification/search/browse’ dream come true. And you’re the one making it happen.<br />Delicious may be considered ‘social media’ but its utility is not at all defined by that. In fact, one can ignore that it’s a social site at all. I do...<br />Is it relevant for bookmarking sites you use every single day? Nope, they’re imprinted on your brain<br />Is it suitable for bookmarking and organizing web resources you encounter occasionally and want to remember for future reference? Oh, YES! <br />Ericka Dow May 2010<br />
  10. 10. Demo<br />Save bookmark manually<br />Tag with keywords<br />Show Tag Bundle<br />Browse/search tags<br />Save bookmark from website with ext<br />Individual bookmarks can be set to private or public<br />Ericka Dow May 2010<br />
  11. 11. Diigo.com<br />Ericka Dow May 2010<br />
  12. 12. Demo<br />Difference between Group and List<br />Ericka Dow May 2010<br />
  13. 13. Slideshare.net<br />PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, and Word documents can be posted online<br />Never again do you have to say “I’ll email it to you”. Simply give them your SlideShare URL.<br />Can be set to private or public<br />Save paper!!! <br />Ericka Dow May 2010<br />
  14. 14. Demo<br />This PPT is on SlideShare<br />http://www.slideshare.net/erickandow<br />Examples of what you can do:<br />http://tinyurl.com/mililtaryplanesfx<br />http://bit.ly/legoppt<br />Ericka Dow May 2010<br />
  15. 15. Bit.ly and Tiny.URL<br />Make a reallylong URL short and simple<br />For example, the URL for the book The Lost City of Z at Amazon.com is http://www.amazon.com/Lost-City-Obsession-Vintage-Departures/dp/1400078458/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1271136785&sr=8-1-spell<br />Or it could be http://amzn.to/lostcityofz<br />Ericka Dow May 2010<br />
  16. 16. Blogs and Wikis<br />Use blogs to publicize Neighborhood Services projects and events to the community and to county employees and departments<br />http://wordpress.org/ (intermediate, customizable)<br />http://wordpress.com/ (easy and instant)<br />http://www.blogger.com/home (easy and instant) <br />Use wikis for internal documents being worked on by interdepartmental teams<br />http://www.wikispaces.com/ ($5/mo for private wikis)<br />http://sites.google.com/<br />Ericka Dow May 2010<br />
  17. 17. Further Reading & Viewing<br />Majure, Janet. Teach Yourself Visually WordPress. 2010<br />Gardner, Susannah. Blogging for Dummies. 2010<br />http://www.commoncraft.com/cloud-computing-video<br />http://www.commoncraft.com/augmented-reality-video<br />http://www.commoncraft.com/bookmarking-plain-english<br />http://www.commoncraft.com/video-wikis-plain-english<br />Ericka Dow May 2010<br />