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SkyDrive

Get 7 GB of free cloud storage for your files that's accessible from anywhere with access to free Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote in your browser.
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Microsoft's Cloud storage offering

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Vitae Innovate Handbook of social media for researchers and supervisors, Open University 2012 — Vitae Website

Vitae Innovate Handbook of social media for researchers and supervisors, Open University 2012 — Vitae Website | Digital Toolkit | Scoop.it
Vitae Innovate, Open University - Social Media Handbook 2012
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The best handbook on social media in academia. If you read nothing else, read this.

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Mozilla — Home of the Mozilla Project

Mozilla — Home of the Mozilla Project | Digital Toolkit | Scoop.it
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Mozilla the home of the Firefox web browser, Thunderbird email client and now also the Firefox mobile OS.

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Zotero | Home

Zotero | Home | Digital Toolkit | Scoop.it
Zotero is a powerful, easy-to-use research tool that
helps you gather, organize, and analyze sources and then
share the results of your research.
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LibreOffice 4.1 is here!

LibreOffice 4.1 is here! | Digital Toolkit | Scoop.it
LibreOffice is the free power-packed open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs.
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One of the best freely available alternatives to Microsoft Office

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Great Research Tools for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Research Tools for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digital Toolkit | Scoop.it

Via R.Conrath, Ed.D.
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DS-Filestore connection from own computer — University Computing Service

DS-Filestore connection from own computer — University Computing Service | Digital Toolkit | Scoop.it
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Using CIFS to connect to your personal MCS filespace

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Mummify: Make a Permanent Copy of Anything Online

Mummify: Make a Permanent Copy of Anything Online | Digital Toolkit | Scoop.it
When you Mummify a webpage, we make a permanent cache of the webpage and give you a new, permanent link that you can use forever. As long as the original page stays online, the original link will simply redirect to that page.
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Allows you to create your own personal archive of treasured content

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Download a free trial or buy Adobe products | Adobe downloads

Download a free trial or buy Adobe products | Adobe downloads | Digital Toolkit | Scoop.it
Download free trials and updates for all products including Creative Cloud, Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator,Acrobat XI Pro and many more
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Getting started on Flickr

Getting started on Flickr | Digital Toolkit | Scoop.it
Find out more about how Flickr works, how to set up an account and how to add photos to our Flickr groups.
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The National Museums Scotland guide to getting setup with Flickr. Couldn't be clearer, so we decided not to duplicate their excellent efforts

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HTML - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

HTML - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

In 1980, physicist Tim Berners-Lee, who was a contractor at CERN, proposed and prototyped ENQUIRE, a system for CERN researchers to use and share documents. In 1989, Berners-Lee wrote a memo proposing an Internet-based hypertext system. Berners-Lee specified HTML and wrote the browser and server software in the last part of 1990.

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Inevitably quite technical in places, Wikipedia's pages on HTML still provide an accessible account of the development and form of this file type

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How Twitter will revolutionise academic research and teaching

How Twitter will revolutionise academic research and teaching | Digital Toolkit | Scoop.it
Social media is becoming increasingly important in teaching and research work but tutors must remember, it's a conversation not a lecture, says Ernesto Priego
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Ernesto Priego's excellent guide to tweeting in academia

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Live-tweeting at academic conferences: 10 rules of thumb

Live-tweeting at academic conferences: 10 rules of thumb | Digital Toolkit | Scoop.it
After 'Twittergate', Ernesto Priego explores the ethics of live-tweeting academic events and provides 10 points to bear in mind when navigating this emerging social media minefield
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Invaluable insight into Twitter etiquette at conferences

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Find and install add-ons to add features to Firefox | Firefox Help

Find and install add-ons to add features to Firefox | Firefox Help | Digital Toolkit | Scoop.it
Add-ons are like apps that you install in Firefox to add new features to it. We'll cover the different types available and how to find and install them.
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Introduction to the vast array of add-ons available for Firefox that turns it into so much more than just a browser

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Apache OpenOffice - The Free and Open Productivity Suite

Apache OpenOffice - The Free and Open Productivity Suite | Digital Toolkit | Scoop.it
The official home page of the Apache OpenOffice open source project, home of OpenOffice Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw and Base.
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Apache's Open Office is one of the leading freely available alternatives to Microsoft Office

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How to read a computer screen: the latest tools to ease on-screen reading

How to read a computer screen: the latest tools to ease on-screen reading | Digital Toolkit | Scoop.it
Our time is increasingly being spent in front of a computer screen. Transitioning to a fully paperless setup may require some changes to efficient working ways.  Nick Blackbourn provides advice for...
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HTML5 UP! Responsive HTML5 and CSS3 Site Templates

Responsive HTML5 and CSS3 site templates designed by @n33co.
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More responsive HTML5 templates published under Creative Commons licences

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Video editing from the creators of YouTube

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Video creation, mixing and remixing app from Chad Hurley and Steve Chen who created YouTube

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Upload audio or image files - YouTube Help

Upload audio or image files - YouTube Help | Digital Toolkit | Scoop.it
Want to upload a song you wrote or a slideshow of photos from your vacation?
Since YouTube’s not designed to host files that are exclusively audio (.MP3, .WAV, etc.) or files that are excl
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CSS Tutorial

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The W3Cschools' CSS Tutorial. Their online editor that lets you immediately see the results of your changes is a particularly useful tool. Follow the 'Try it yourself' button to give it a go

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