productivity

Snipping Tool (Windows 7) – how to use it to screencapture dropdown menus and other tips

Recently, I had to screencapture some Windows 7 screens for training materials. Frustratingly enough, the screencapture tool, Snipping Tool, didn’t seem to capture the dropdowns but it does, it is just a matter of knowing the trick! To Find the Snipping Tool (and pin it to your menu for ease of access) Click on the Windows menu button(In the box ‘Search programs and files’ begin ...

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Meebo retirement date July 11! Hurry!

Meebo users: Meebo rides off into the sunset on July 11.—————————–As a past Messenger user, we wanted you to know that until July 11 you can download your archived Messenger chat logs. Log into your account on Meebo Messenger for a download link. Please act soon — after July 11, chat archives will be deleted. You may remember meebo was purchased by google…  Kind of like what ...

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Logi Insight for Libraries with Voyager ILS (Webinar)

Logi Insight for Libraries with Voyager ILSFeaturing Kevin Kidd, Manager of Libraries, Boston College Date & Time: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 1pm EST Duration: 45 minutes Presenters: Kevin Kidd, Manager of Libraries, Boston College Matt Hoffman, Director of Library Solutions, LogiXML Who Should Attend: Deans, Systems Librarians, Electronic Resources Librarians, etc. Join us for a webinar on our new reporting solution for academic libraries ...

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Personal Knowledge Management (Free webinar!)

Personal Knowledge Management: A Framework for Librarians( http://georgialibraries.org/events/wed-web-series/personal-knowledge-management-framework-librarians )Presented by Elisabeth Shields Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 11:15am – 12:15pm Eastern TimeSeparate registration is required for each hour-long session (free & open to all) Searching is the easy part. But what do you do with all the material youve collected? What happens when you find an article that reminds you of something someone said in a ...

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Getting through organizational layers to get social media started

How do you get through multiple layers (organizational levels) to get social media started? Personnel policy — clearly let staff know what they can do and can’t Address security issues upfront (IT related) Talk about the value of social media Talk about productivity impact Look to peer organizations — i.e., positive peer pressure Leadership from top — leadership should support and model appropriate social media ...

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10weeks to a Web2.0 You Social Media Training Program

Well, it’s official. The 10Weeks to a Web2.0 You Social Media Training Program kicks off today. Right now, this is just for library staff, but we are collecting up all of the training tools, presentations, etc. to create a website which anyone can use. I’m co-teaching blogging and then image editing (the fun stuff, right?) I thought about switching out blogging for moviemaking, too, but ...

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The history of online video

Very interesting overview of the rise of online video, especially as relates to journalism. 2004: Coinciding with the election of 2004 was the prevalence of broadband speeds, and with half of American homes reaching better than dial-up transfer rates, along with all the noise created by the blogs and pundits of the internet, an audience was born, capable and accustomed to online payments (i.e. market ...

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Game dynamics in the real world

I read this post about game dynamics in “real life” (aka not a game), which started a thought chain… In a nutshell, game dynamics in social media and in IRL (in real life, whatever that really means, I live mostly online… lol) appear in: Rewards and points to play, such as frequent flyer programs and Las Vegas casinos/resorts Facebook is a game because of its ...

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