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iGoogle

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Presented at the 2010 Minnesota Library Association conference.

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iGoogle

  1. 1. Harnessing the Power of iGoogle:<br />Save Time by Using iGoogle<br />Kate Bessey<br />Central Minnesota Libraries Exchange (CMLE)<br />CC image by Kevin Dooley: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pagedooley/4244582472/in/photostream/<br />
  2. 2. iNtroduction to iGoogle<br />Customizable homepage, accessible with any internet connection (including smart phones!)<br />Combines multiple accounts, interests, and gadgets into one location…<br />Easy to use, easy to connect<br />CC image by Steve Jurvetson: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvetson/916142/<br />
  3. 3. Sample iGoogle page<br />
  4. 4. Gadgets<br />Mini applications for things like email, blogs, news, calendars, etc…<br />iGoogleis set up so that you can have columns of gadgets<br />
  5. 5. Gadgets I can’t live without!<br />
  6. 6. Gadgets I love!<br />CC image by Suchitra Prints: http://www.flickr.com/photos/chitrasudar/2574447715/<br />
  7. 7. Hear all the latest<br />
  8. 8. Library news<br />CMLE’s Blog!<br />CC image by Lin Pernille: http://www.flickr.com/photos/linnybinnypix/1189018851/<br />
  9. 9. Library & book gadgets<br />
  10. 10. One click…<br />
  11. 11. The wide, wide world of themes<br />Some appropriate, and some… questionable.<br />Sadly, Justin Bieber has his own theme.<br />
  12. 12. Choosing & adding gadgets<br />Results<br />1.<br />3.<br />Two ways of searching<br />2.<br />Select the one you want!<br />4.<br />
  13. 13. Organize your gadgets<br />Gadgets can be easily moved<br />iGoogle pages are arranged in columns<br />Example-You could have one column for library “stuff”, one for fun “stuff”, and one for general news<br />My page is organized so that my favorite gadgets are at the top!<br />CC image by EvelynGiggles: http://www.flickr.com/photos/evelynishere/3716705025/<br />
  14. 14. Taking it to the next level…<br />Libraries and individuals can create their own Google gadgets<br />You can get started by going to http://code.google.com/apis/igoogle/<br />CC image by Michael (mx5tx): http://www.flickr.com/photos/glasgows/354434300/<br />
  15. 15. Any questions? Comments?<br />kmbessey@stcloudstate.edu<br />Or, find me on Facebook or Twitter<br />CC image by RobeRt Vega: http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertvega/3944132320/<br />

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