17 March 2009

Webcast - Technology on a Shoestring : Big Tools for Small Budgets

Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

More than ever, communities across the country are relying their local libraries for support in these tough economic times. From helping patrons convert old resume files to enabling military families to connect overseas, libraries are challenged with offering more services on smaller budgets. This one hour webcast will walk through over a half dozen free solutions that can help with some of the library’s toughest patron services challenges, including:
Zamzar – file conversion service
Drop.io/Senduit – file sharing services
Skype – free VOIP service
Delicious – social bookmarking application
Ning - online platform for user-created social websites and social networks
VoiceThread – collaborative multimedia application
Google Suite/Zoho – documents, reader, calendar, and more
ChunkIt! – web browsing tool
Register for this free webcast at www.libraryjournal.com/bigtoolspolaris. Can't make it on March 24th? Register anyway - webcasts are archived for 1 year, and can be viewed on-demand after the initial broadcast.

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