Tech Tools: Simplifying Life for Busy Research Librarians

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Presentation for the Michigan SLA Webinar; Discusses FREE, web-based tech tools that will help librarians be productive and organized in the busy research environment.

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  • 1.Tech Tools:Simplifying Life for the Busy Research Librarian
    Christine Tobias
    Reference and Technology Librarian
    Michigan State University Libraries
    Michigan SLA Webinar
    March 23, 2011

2. Doodlewww.doodle.com
Scheduling/Polling tool
3. FreeConferencewww.freeconference.com
Conference call scheduler and service
4. Awesome Highlighterwww.awesomehighlighter.com
Highlight text on web pages
5. Sniprhttp://snipr.com
URL Shortener
6. Google Squaredwww.google.com/squared
Search tool that quickly finds and organizes information about a topic
7. Fireshothttp://screenshot-program.com/fireshot/
Capture, edit, annotate, organize, export and print screenshots of web pages
8. Screencast-o-maticwww.screencast-o-matic.com/
Online screen recorder
9. Screenrhttp://screenr.com
Create screencasts and share on Twitter
http://www.screenr.com/a4o
10. CamStudiohttp://camstudio.org
Screen recording software
Video Tutorial:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kiug3H3c4gk
11. WINKwww.debugmode.com/wink/
Tutorial and presentation creation software
12. QR Codeshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QR_codes
Matrix or two-dimensional barcode encoded with URL, text, or other data

  • QR Code Generator: http://qrcode.kaywa.com/

13. QR Code Readers: www.mobile-barcodes.com/qr-code-software/