Aaron Tay's Blog – November 2009 Archive (5)

Zooming into presentations - Zoomit, Prezi & pptPlex

In this blog post, I describe 3 different ways to zoom in and out of presentations to increase visibility, and to create a bit of action. The three tools are Zoomit, Prezi and… Continue

Added by Aaron Tay on November 27, 2009 at 10:37am — No Comments

Sharing links with users - 8 different ways

How do you share links, resources with your library patrons? In the past, the default option would certainly be through email. There is nothing wrong with sharing links through emails, though it seems to me a more structured and organized way would be better.



But today with the rise of social networks, collaborative tools and general web 2.0 love, there are a bewildering number of online sharing options, I thought it would be useful in this post to briefly consider each class of… Continue

Added by Aaron Tay on November 4, 2009 at 6:52am — No Comments

Creating custom search boxes for library use- a second look

A couple of months back , I wrote a post entitled Creating custom search boxes for library use. This is one of my top 10 most popular blog posts and also one of the posts which I'm most proud of because it is one of my few posts that I feel is pretty original.



In that post, I figured out a way to create search widgets/boxes for practically any database, which can be embedded in… Continue

Added by Aaron Tay on November 4, 2009 at 6:50am — No Comments

Viewing research alerts - full text within Google reader

Summary

Google reader has introduced two interesting features, "share" which allows uers to share interesting feed items to users who follow you on Google reader (or to the shared item page) and the newer… Continue

Added by Aaron Tay on November 4, 2009 at 6:49am — No Comments

Some email ideas for library use - LibX and Xobni

Haven't had much time to blog this weekend, as I was busy running a pilot survey for my Phd (more about that in the future), but I will just share 2 wild/random ideas I have about email.



Gmail and LibX

In my last post, I talked about how LibX is very useful, for acquisitions work, in… Continue

Added by Aaron Tay on November 4, 2009 at 6:47am — No Comments

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