Internet Librarian 2012

Posted to the Emerging Technologies wiki is audio of each of the IL sessions I attended plus URLs to some of the items the speakers talked about: https://services.adcom.uci.edu/wiki/display/UCILib/Internet+Librarian+2012

See you at Lunch2.0 today!

Google Docs Research Tool and UCI Google Apps

The slidecast of the last Lunch2.0 on the Google Docs Research Tool and UCI Google Apps is now available:http://www.slideshare.net/jhschnei/lunch20-google-docs-research-tool

If you plan to use UCI Google Apps, please be aware of the privacy and security information discussed on the pages below.  In addition, if you have any privacy or security concerns or questions, I would direct them to Library Information Technology (IT) – though I am happy to provide any information or advice as well.

UCI Google Appshttp://google.uci.edu

Information Security Data Definitions
http://security.uci.edu/plan-classification.php

Guidance On the Use of Cloud Services
http://security.uci.edu/cloud.php

February Lunch2.0 Slidecast and Update on Visual.ly

The February 17 Lunch2.0 – “Inside the Great Web Face-off 2001 pt. 1 IfTTT (If This, Then That), LMGTFY (Let Me Google That For You), and Visual.ly”, is now available as a slidecast (slides + audio):

Also, Visual.ly just released their infographic creation tool, “Visual.ly/Create” last week. It uses templates created by infographic designers to create visualizations based on third-party data sources. At launch, templates are available only for Twitter and Facebook; for example, a Facebook template creates an inforgraphic in the form of a monster based on your Facebook account, complete with glasses and a violin if you are wearing glasses in your profile pic and if your interests include playing violin. Visual.ly promises templates linked to more sites in the future:

http://create.visual.ly/

Next Lunch2.0 Sessions

To follow-up the November Lunch2.0 (The Great Web2.0 Faceoff) the ET Team has planned the next Lunch2.0 sessions.

In January Jeff will start us off with LMGTF, IFTTT, and Visual.ly and in March I will cover Tiki-Toki, Gliffy and Recollection.

Stay tuned for some cool sites and services.

Best, Danielle

Internet Librarian 2011: The Great Web2.0 Faceoff

Links to resources shared in The Great Web2.0 Faceoff:

  • Slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net
  • Google Docs: http://docs.google.com
  • Zotero: http://www.zotero.org
  • DropBox: https://www.dropbox.com
  • Doodle: http://www.doodle.com
  • EtherPAD: http://etherpad.org
  • Tiki-Toki: http://www.tiki-toki.com/
  • Gliffy: http://www.gliffy.com/products/online/
  • Recollection: http://viewshare.org/
  • Prezi: http://prezi.com/
  • Muse: http://mobisocial.stanford.edu/muse/
  • Skype: http://www.skype.com/intl/en-us/home
  • LMGTFY: http://lmgtfy.com/
  • IFTTT: http://ifttt.com/
  • Visual.ly: http://visual.ly/
  • Meetin.gs: http://www.meetin.gs/
  • Aviary: http://www.aviary.com/

Lunch2.0: Google Insights and Trends

Slides from the last Lunch2.0 are now available:
http://www.slideshare.net/dakane/google-insights-and-trends

The next Lunch 2.0 session will be held:
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2011
Time: 12 – 1 PM
Location: ASL 104

Topic: Google Insights and Trends – By special request the next Lunch2.0 session will be on Google Insights and Trends, launched in 2008 Google Insights for Search is a sophisticated tool to help people gauge interest in relevant search terms. Google Trends displays how frequently a search term is queried in relation to the total search volume throughout all regions of the world and in different languages.

Lunch 2.0 is a monthly lunchtime presentation series on Web 2.0 tools and emerging technologies. These sessions will be about an hour; will usually include a short presentation, demos, and time for discussion. After the sessions materials will be made available for those who could not attend. An email will go out when those materials are available.
Hope to see you there and don’t forget to bring your lunch!

P.S. Lunch 2.0 sessions reserve time for others to speak on the topic being presented. If you would like to share your experiences with electronic books and reading tools, please send me an email.

Update on eBooks: Review of current electronic textbook efforts

This article from the Mashable blog examines the major players in electronic textbooks and the differences in their schemes; e.g., restricting access to one model of eReader, etc.

An interesting note, though, which answers, in part, a question raised about textbooks during the March Lunch 2.0 on eBooks:

“A 2010 study by OnCampus Research found that 74% of college students surveyed still prefer to use a printed textbook.”

Story: http://mashable.com/2011/05/10/digital-textbook-companies/

Study: http://www.oncampusresearch.org/documents/news/2010May25_PrintOverDigital.pdf

Slidecast: Emerging Tools for Reading and Research

The March 29 Lunch2.0, Emerging Tools for Reading and Research, is now available as a slidecast (slides and audio) at:

http://www.slideshare.net/jhschnei/emerging-tools-for-reading-and-research

There have been updates to some of the tools and news discussed during the session:

The next Lunch 2.0 session will be held:

Date:   Thursday, April 28, 2011
Time: 12 – 1 PM
Location: ASL 104

Topic:  Google Insights and Trends -  By special request the next Lunch2.0 session will be on Google Insights and Trends.  Launched in 2008, Google Insights for Search is a sophisticated tool to help people gauge interest in relevant search terms.  Google Trends displays how frequently a search term is queried in relation to the total search volume throughout all regions of the world and in different languages.
Hope to see you there!
- Jeff

Emerging Books update

Stay tuned for an announcement about the next Lunch 2.0 session on emerging applications for reading,  note-taking, and generally managing the stream of information we all have to navigate.

In the meantime, there have been several developments regarding ebooks and ereaders since they were covered in the November Lunch 2.0:

The Kindle and the Kindle apps for iOS devices (iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch) now display page numbers that correspond to the print version of the same edition of a book.  This is a vital step for creating citations for bibliographies, for discussing an ebook with others using the print edition, etc.:  http://mashable.com/2011/02/17/kindle-for-ios/

Near the end of January, Amazon announced that Kindle books are now their top-selling book format, surpassing their former leader, paperbacks.  Kindle sales had already surpassed sales of hard-covers last June:  http://www.pcworld.com/article/218039/amazon_kindle_book_sales_soar.html

Apple announced a subscription model for newspapers, magazines and other content purchased via apps on iOS devices.  Their plan drew immediate criticism and several groups appear to be preparing lawsuits.  Meanwhile, Google announced a very different model for subscriptions.  This article has the latest plus links to background stories at the bottom:  http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/02/google-one-pass/

And, ereaders are a cost-effective way to deliver large amounts of material where it doesn’t currently exist.  Worldreader.org is using Kindles to bring thousands of books to schools in developing countries:  http://mashable.com/2011/01/26/worldreader-education-ghana/

Stay tuned for more!

Lunch2.0: iPads

The January Lunch 2.0 will be about the two new iPad’s purchased for staff use in research, instruction and outreach.  When first checking out an iPad take a look at the iPad Documentation and Support page at: http://staffbeta.lib.uci.edu/departments/emergingtech/ipad.php.

The page also includes useful tips for using the Ipad.  If anyone using the iPads comes up with a useful tip please go ahead and post in the comments section.  I will add these new tips to the iPad page.  Also, if you find a great app, share with your colleagues here.

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