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Vintage 3D 'wiggle GIFs' respun with library's cool tool

Vintage 3D 'wiggle GIFs' respun with library's cool tool | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Why do I love the Stereogranimator so much?!  Is it because it draws people into the library's historical holdings and encourages them to engage?  (or is it because it's just plain fun?)

 

"In its push to reinvent itself in the Web era, the New York Public Library releases the Stereogranimator, a tool that lets users create flickering 3D GIFs from its archive of 'stereographs'..."

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Text to Voice :: Add-ons for Firefox

Text to Voice :: Add-ons for Firefox | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Text to Voice' or 'Text to Speech' is one of the coolest add-ons. It gives Firefox the power of speech. Select text, click the button on the bottom right and this add-on speaks the selected text for you. Isn't it brilliant? Audio is downloadable.


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The Small Business Social Media Cheat Sheet / Flowtown (@flowtown)

The Small Business Social Media Cheat Sheet / Flowtown (@flowtown) | More TechBits | Scoop.it

With one in three small businesses using social media, it's no longer enough enough to just have a website ...


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All the News that’s Fit to Tap and Swipe: Comparing news apps Flipboard, Pulse, Zite, and Google Currents — The Digital Shift

All the News that’s Fit to Tap and Swipe: Comparing news apps Flipboard, Pulse, Zite, and Google Currents — The Digital Shift | More TechBits | Scoop.it

I've tried Flipboard and Pulse.  Next up to try...  Zite and Google Currents.

 

"Among my favorite tools on the iPad? News apps. Recently, things got even better when some of the most popular news applications—Flipboard, Pulse, and Zite—released iPhone versions, and Google debuted its entry into the field: Google Currents. All attempt to replicate the look and feel of a magazine; swiping through screens to advance content does recall the satisfying turn of an actual page. You can also Tweet, email, or post a story to social sites using these free apps."

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Dropmark® — Organize, collaborate, and share

Dropmark® — Organize, collaborate, and share | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Dropmark® allows you to drop files right from your computer, or the web, to create organized collections—bringing together information like never before.

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Unglue.it seeks to set ebooks free - O'Reilly Radar

Unglue.it seeks to set ebooks free - O'Reilly Radar | More TechBits | Scoop.it
In this TOC podcast, Gluejar president Eric Hellman talks about how the Unglue.it platform can be used for ebook distribution.
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Library Terms That Users Understand

Ever wonder what terms to use on your website to clearly identify resources for patrons?

"This site is intended to help library web developers decide how to label key resources and services in such a way that most users can understand them well enough to make productive choices."
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Tisch Library launches iPad loan program for students, faculty - Tufts Daily

Tisch Library launches iPad loan program for students, faculty - Tufts Daily | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Tisch Library launches iPad loan program for students, facultyTufts DailyTisch Library last month added five iPads to its supply of technology that is available for out-of-library lending in an effort to support technology literacy and availability...
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Free Technology for Teachers: 11 Web-based Polling and Survey Tools

Free Technology for Teachers: 11 Web-based Polling and Survey Tools | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Nice review of 11 tools for surveys and polling.

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QR Codes for Libraries and Education

QR Codes for Libraries and Education | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Dr Steve Matthews:

"In my June 16 Post Do-It-Yourself QR Codes, I simply posed some facts and fascinations about QR codes."

"I recently came across some seriously useful applications for QR codes in libraries and education"


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What is Pinterest and could my library use it? [Learning 2.0 update] | Public Library Services

What is Pinterest and could my library use it? [Learning 2.0 update] | Public Library Services | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Mylee Joseph:

 

Some of the suggestions for libraries:

 

"What could a library do with Pinterest?

• Use it to drive traffic to your website and online collections
• Use it to promote image collections (copyright permitting) like the New York Public Library Picture of the Day pinboard
• Use it to promote children's programming and offer alternative craft ideas for at home use
• Collect images that relate to your local studies area like the Chicago History Museum pinboard
• Hold a class to show library clients how to explore and use Pinterest for themselves..."


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HubPages Blog » Blog Archive » A Hubber’s Guide to Using Pinterest

HubPages Blog » Blog Archive » A Hubber’s Guide to Using Pinterest | More TechBits | Scoop.it

BY MADDIE RUUD

 

How to use Pinterest while staying within the rules and staying clear of Copyright issues.


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How to Learn the Basics of Digital Technology - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

How to Learn the Basics of Digital Technology - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | More TechBits | Scoop.it

A few guidelines for experimenting with new technology...

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A Pinterest Contest for the ‘New Librarian’

A Pinterest Contest for the ‘New Librarian’ | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"The Contest  --- The iSchool wants to know how you define the future of librarianship. What are you doing to define librarianship of the future? What do you envision the future of libraries to be? What are the ideas that have inspired you? If you are a librarian, a student of librarianship, or if you have a passion for the future of libraries, we want to hear from you!"

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Apple releases Apple Configurator: A free app for schools & businesses to manage mass iDevices

Apple releases Apple Configurator: A free app for schools & businesses to manage mass iDevices | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Following today’s Apple Event, Apple has just released Apple Configurator, an app that "makes it easy for anyone to mass configure and deploy iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch ...
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Create, Play, Read – Lending Devices to Teens (PART 2) « Tame The Web

Create, Play, Read – Lending Devices to Teens (PART 2) « Tame The Web | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Part 2 of a series about the Portland Public Library's experience lending iPods to teens.

 

Part 1 is here:  http://tametheweb.com/2012/02/14/create-play-read-lending-devices-to-teens/

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D.C. Library Staff Tests iPad Services App — The Digital Shift

D.C. Library Staff Tests iPad Services App — The Digital Shift | More TechBits | Scoop.it

At the Washington D.C. public libraries, a newly-created iPad app is being tested by librarians and library technicians at its 25 neighborhood branches to help with common daily tasks, such as circulating books, making computer reservations and checking up on programs.

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Poll Results: What Technologies will impact libraries in 2-5 years?

Poll Results: What Technologies will impact libraries in 2-5 years? | More TechBits | Scoop.it
There were an amazing 395 responses to last week’s poll question: Which new technology(ies) do you think will have the most impact on libraries over the next 2-5 years? e-Books, mobile, and cloud computing technologies dominated the responses.
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WebJunction - Demonstrating Impact

WebJunction - Demonstrating Impact | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"In December 2011, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored a WebJunction webinar on Data Visualization for Advocacy, with presenter John Emerson. During this webinar, the foundation mentioned that they would make a collection of infographic files available that help to depict the public library story of providing community internet access.

 

These files are available for use by public libraries, but prior to downloading or using the files, please review the conditions for use..."

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10 Pinterest Boards For eBook Fans - eBookNewser

10 Pinterest Boards For eBook Fans - eBookNewser | More TechBits | Scoop.it
10 Pinterest Boards For eBook Fans...
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Classroom Publishing: Enable students to create ebooks of their work with these easy-to-use applications

Classroom Publishing: Enable students to create ebooks of their work with these easy-to-use applications | More TechBits | Scoop.it
http://t.co/tQFfF7WH Enable students to create ePubs from School Library Journal...
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What Technologies do you think will impact libraries over the next 2-5 years?

After looking at Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technologies predictions for the past couple of years, I wondered what librarians thought were going to be significant technologies for our field over the next 2-5 years.
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At least 20 tools that might help you curate something - Via Rumproarious, catspyjamasnz, Gerrit Visser, 173 Sud

At least 20 tools that might help you curate something - Via Rumproarious, catspyjamasnz, Gerrit Visser, 173 Sud | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Rumproarious:

"If you are looking for a deeper look into curating, it can be found. I want to build a curation tool, so I am working my way though my backlog of pinboard links about curation. Here I have a list of all the tools I can find that would be considered curation tools."

 

Consumer / Personal Tools

 

Stellar : http://stellar.io/

Storify : http://storify.com/

Bundlr : http://gobundlr.com/

Scoop It : http://www.scoop.it/

Curated By : http://www.curated.by/

Thoora : http://thoora.com/

Postpost : http://postpo.st/

Snipi : http://www.snipi.com/

trap!t : http://trap.it/

scrible : http://www.scrible.com/

faveous : http://www.faveous.com/

memonic : http://www.memonic.com/home

Bag The Web : http://bagtheweb.com/

 

And more at Rumproarious : http://goo.gl/TxQSn


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Seth Dixon's comment, February 8, 2012 12:56 PM
I was just telling my students to find digital resources to curate news for a semester long project...glad to find this.
Karen du Toit's comment, February 9, 2012 7:17 AM
Thanks!!
Gust MEES's comment, February 9, 2012 5:56 PM
@Seth Dixon, Ph.D.

Glad that it is helpful for You and your students. So students can also use different tools and later compare...
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QR Codes - Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki

QR Codes - Library Success: A Best Practices Wiki | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Wiki for the use of QR codes in libraries


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