Most companies offer a cheaper plan if a larger time block is purchased. Most libraries require only the smallest amount of space offered. $4 to $7 a month. </li></li></ul><li>Biggest Web Expense?<br />Hiring a professional! <br />If you have a large or specialized library, you may have to hire a professional designer or company to create and maintain your website.<br />This is where CMS can save you money and increase your skill set. <br />
Quick and Clean with CMS<br /><ul><li> CMS stands for Content Management System. It allows for people with no previous knowledge of programming to put together a simple, clean website.
There are two ways to do a CMS website with minimal outside help.
Wordpress<br />Steps to a Wordpress Site <br />Choose and Purchase a Domain name. <br /> Find a Webhost (this can be the same as the place you purchased your domain name as many companies do both) <br />Login to your dashboard. <br />Locate the Fantastico button <br />Click to install Wordpress<br />You will be asked to choose an Admin name and password make sure they are both memorable and secure. Document them well and give them to several responsible people. <br />Explore your Wordpress Site! <br />
Repurpose <br />Repurposing technology can save time and money. Envious of elegant flat screen televisions that show slides for events? <br /> Digital photo frames are far <br /> cheaper and can be place <br /> anywhere. <br />
Repurpose Online<br />Considering purchasing a texting service? Try it for free with Meebo!<br />
Meebo Questions<br />A notification lights up at the bottom of the computer to let us know when there’s a question.<br />
Google Docs<br />Google Docs are AMAZING for libraries. It allows people to create and share documents, spreadsheets and presentations all online. <br /> Best part? <br /> Totally free.<br /> docs.google.com<br />
Google Docs for Reference Trends<br />Create a new form in Docs and it automatically generates a spreadsheet with the answers. <br />
Audacity (free)</li></ul>Most CMS Sites have an easy uploader for music files.<br />
Movie Magic<br />Ingredients for a Video Birthday Card: <br />-Sony Camcorder (retails $200 on average) <br />-Windows Movie Maker or iMovie (free with Windows and Mac respectively <br />-Participants (time investment)<br />-Online Video Account with YouTube, Vimeo or similar (free)<br />