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Making The Internet Work For You

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A workshop for Virginia Tech's NLI program, presented March 18, 2014.

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Making The Internet Work For You

  1. 1. Making the Internet Work for You Lauren Pressley, University Libraries NLI Session, March 18, 2014
  2. 2. Experiment BIG IDEA:
  3. 3. Select BIG IDEA:
  4. 4. Invest BIG IDEA:
  5. 5. Sync | Push | Extensions
  6. 6. sync
  7. 7. Documents: Collaborating • Google Docs • Zoho • Apple’s iWork • Microsoft 365
  8. 8. Documents: Syncing • Dropbox • Google Drive • Box • iCloud • Microsoft OneDrive
  9. 9. Notes • Evernote • OneNote • Google Docs
  10. 10. Reading List • Instapaper • Pocket • Readability • Browser features
  11. 11. Bookmarks • Pinboard • Delicious • Browser • Open Tabs
  12. 12. Passwords • 1Password • Apple’s Keychain • Browser
  13. 13. Sync | Push | Extensions
  14. 14. push
  15. 15. Articles & Journals Alerts • Have a search string that’s important for your research? • Have a journal you really like?
  16. 16. articles journals
  17. 17. Google Alerts • Alerts on your name • News events • Scholars of interest • Specific fields: business, literature, political science, etc.
  18. 18. RSS • One stop for top priority websites • RSS feeds are mainstream part of web • RSS readers are decreasing in usage • Twitter, Facebook, information overload
  19. 19. If This Then That • IFTTT.com • “Glue” pulling together multiple internet services • Recipes
  20. 20. Sync | Push | Extensions
  21. 21. extensions
  22. 22. Browsers • Chrome • Safari • Firefox • Internet Explorer
  23. 23. Best of • Chrome: Pin Tab • Safari: Sidebar • Firefox: Grouped Tabs
  24. 24. Sync | Push | Extensions
  25. 25. Experiment BIG IDEA:
  26. 26. Select BIG IDEA:
  27. 27. Invest BIG IDEA:
  28. 28. Questions? Comments?! ! contact: lauren@vt.edu
  29. 29. Images • Lazy by Tony Delgrosso at www.flickr.com/photos/ 24782931@N00/3288034050/ • 'That was easy' by Joepopp at www.flickr.com/ photos/79391933@N00/90811910/

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