New Technologies That Save Time & Money - HLA 2009

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Learn about free and open source software and web services for libraries. Many of these options can replace paid services or add to the quality of your existing services. A presentation for the Hawaii Library Association's annual conference in November of 2009.

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New Technologies That Save Time & Money - HLA 2009

  1. 1. New Technologies that Save Money, Time, and Improve Service Sarah Houghton-Jan Digital Futures Manager, San Jose Public Library Author, LibrarianInBlack.net
  2. 2. Free Public & Staff Computer Software
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>Operating System - Ubuntu </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><ul><li>Email/Calendar - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Google Calendar & Gmail </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>Open Office – word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, databases, desktop publishing </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>Antivirus - AVG Antivirus </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>Image Editing - GIMP </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Free Staff Scheduling Tools
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>Staff Schedules - DRoster </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Free Team Meeting Tools
  11. 11. Voice (VOIP) & Video – Skype
  12. 12. Meeting Scheduling – Doodle
  13. 13. Webcasts – Vyew
  14. 14. Free Tech Support Tools
  15. 15. Screencasts on the fly - Jing
  16. 16. Discussion Boards - Google Groups
  17. 17. Remote Support - LogMeIn.com
  18. 18. Free Audio & Video Tools
  19. 19. <ul><ul><li>Audio Recording/Editing – Audacity </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><ul><li>Video Editing – Avidemux </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><ul><li>Free branding of video cameras - Flip </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Free eLearning Tools
  23. 23. Online Learning Environment – Moodle
  24. 24. Screencasting Tools - Wink
  25. 25. Webcasts – Ustream.tv
  26. 26. Free Reference Tools
  27. 27. Chat Widgets – Meebo Put chat windows and Help links where customers are UPSET Screenshot courtesy of David Lee King, Topeka Shawnee County Public Library
  28. 28. <ul><ul><li>VOIP/audio – Skype‏ </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Free Social Network Tools
  30. 30. <ul><ul><li>MyBUZZmonitor: hear what people say </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. $10 = 5000 Facebook Flyers to targeted audiences Facebook Flyer image by Steve Lawson: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tuttlibrary/1546577200 CHEAP ADVERTISING!!!
  32. 32. Free Website Tools
  33. 33. <ul><ul><li>Flickr slideshow w/o code - Pictobrowser </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. <ul><ul><li>Tag Clouds – Wordle </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Free Online Book Club Tools
  36. 36. Free Blogs for Book Suggestions
  37. 37. <ul><ul><li>Blogs – Blogger </li></ul></ul>
  38. 38. Free Online Book Displays in Flickr <ul><li>Westmont Public Library </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.flickr.com/photos/westmontlibrary/549380055/ </li></ul>
  39. 39. Free eBooks <ul><li>Project Gutenberg </li></ul><ul><li>AudioBooksForFree </li></ul><ul><li>Escholarship </li></ul><ul><li>Google Books </li></ul><ul><li>ManyBooks </li></ul><ul><li>Memoware </li></ul><ul><li>Online Books Page </li></ul><ul><li>Oxford Text Archive </li></ul>& many more!
  40. 40. Free Databases <ul><li>ArticlesBase.com </li></ul><ul><li>FindArticles.com </li></ul><ul><li>Open access journals </li></ul><ul><li>+ free language learning sites (BBC)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>+ free practice test sites (SAT)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>Why not add this stuff to your website, or even your catalog? </li></ul>
  41. 41. Questions? <ul><ul><li>Sarah Houghton-Jan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>web: www.LibrarianInBlack.net </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>IM: LibrarianInBlack </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype: LibrairanInBlack </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook: facebook.com/librarianinblack </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter: twitter.com/TheLiB </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>email: [email_address] </li></ul></ul>
  42. 42. Additional Recommendations
  43. 43. Sarah's Random Favorites <ul><li>RSS aggregator - Google Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Book Jackets - Book City Jackets </li></ul><ul><li>Open Source/CC Images - Wikipeda Commons, Flickr Image Search </li></ul><ul><li>Charts – LucidCharts, Lovely Charts, Gliffy </li></ul><ul><li>Text to Voice - Text2Speech </li></ul><ul><li>Citation Manager – Zotero </li></ul><ul><li>Movies Online - Hulu </li></ul><ul><li>File Drop Sites – A-Drive, SendUIt, DropBox </li></ul>
  44. 44. More Free Public & Staff Computer Software <ul><li>Office software – Zoho </li></ul><ul><li>Web Browser – Firefox, Google Chrome </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Software – GNU Cash </li></ul><ul><li>Typing Software - GNUTypist or TypeFaster Typing Tutor </li></ul><ul><li>CD writing - Brasero or InfraRecorder </li></ul><ul><li>AdBusting - AdAware </li></ul><ul><li>Anti-Spyware - SpyBot, Spyware Guard, Spyware Blaster </li></ul>
  45. 45. More Free Team Meeting Tools Voice – Google Voice Video – Sightspeed, Tokbox IM – AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, & others Meeting Space/Chat – Today's Meet More Free Tech Support Tools Embedded chat - Meebo chat widget Voice or video chat - Skype or Ekiga, Sightspeed, Tokbox
  46. 46. More Free Staff Scheduling Tools <ul><li>AceShift (<20 shifts/day)‏ </li></ul><ul><li>or even Open Office's “Calc” </li></ul>More Free Audio & Video Tools Voice/Video Chat – Skype or Ekiga Audio Recording – Mic4All (into MP3)‏ Video Editing – DVDx, Lumiera, Kino Video Hosting – YouTube, blip.tv, Vimeo Audio Hosting – OurMedia
  47. 47. More Free eLearning Tools Screencasting Tools - Screencast-o-matic, Jing, Camstudio, Screencast.com Conference Calls – FreeConferenceCall.com Class Websites – WordPress, Blogger, PBworks
  48. 48. More Free Reference Tools <ul><ul><li>Email – Gmail, Yahoo Mail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instant Messaging – AIM, GoogleTalk, Meebo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chat Widgets – Meebo, Plugoo </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VOIP/audio – Skype‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Video – some IM clients (AOL, Skype‏)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text Messaging – AIMhack ( security? ), Mosio‏ ($)‏ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social Networks – Facebook IM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Twitter – “ask us a question with @...” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Screencasts on the fly – Jing </li></ul></ul>
  49. 49. More Free Social Network Tools <ul><li>CheckUsernames.com: check many networks </li></ul><ul><li>Open ID and ClaimID: claim and log into multiple site profiles </li></ul><ul><li>Ping.fm or Hellotxt.com: simultaneous updates </li></ul><ul><li>AtomKeep: simultaneously updates </li></ul><ul><li>Twitter/Facebook: settings/apps to update both </li></ul><ul><li>Filtrbox: monitor social networks in real time </li></ul><ul><li>MyBUZZmonitor: hear what people say </li></ul>
  50. 50. More Free Website Tools <ul><li>Website recommender – del.icio.us, Evernote </li></ul><ul><li>ILS - Koha or Evergreen </li></ul><ul><li>Content Management System - Drupal </li></ul><ul><li>Feed and Post Statistics - PostRank </li></ul><ul><li>Tag Clouds – TagCrowd, Wordle </li></ul><ul><li>Google Forms </li></ul><ul><li>CSS-picker – Typetester </li></ul>
  51. 51. Free Event Calendars <ul><li>Eventful </li></ul><ul><li>Upcoming.org </li></ul><ul><li>Going.com </li></ul><ul><li>Craigslist </li></ul><ul><li>Google Calendar (if you want something more separate)‏ </li></ul>
  52. 52. Free Image Generators <ul><li>GeneratorBlog.blogspot.com </li></ul><ul><li>ImageGenerator.org </li></ul><ul><li>ImageChef.com </li></ul>

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