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Session C105 — Cool Tools for Library Webmasters October 29, 2007

Filed under: IL2007,resources — ellenh @ 5:32 pm
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Cool Tools for Webmasters

Frank Cervone and Darlene Fichter

Communicating Ideas:

Sketchcast.com
JingProject.com
    Use Jing during IM reference?
Picnik – online photo editor
    firefox plugin
– KerPoof (?)
    animated video tool
slideshare.net
    sharing powerpoint, presentation slides
    also can use Scribd (can search text), SplashCast (combine ppt, mp3, images), Zoho Show (edit slides online), SlideAware (best stats, limit access)
thumbalizr.com
– Visual Page Rank
IBM Unstructured Information Modeler
    load in unstructured datasets
    automatically classify and create categories
    works for 1,000-10,000 records

Utilities:

DiffDaff – compares files across directories (thumb drive and desktop?)
– LogView

Development:

– SOAP Sonar
    Testing and analyzing Web Services
Evolved
Perl Express

Fun with Images:

Photo Slideshow
Flashgallery Generator

Search and Indexing:

Google SiteMap
LibraryFind (Oregon State)
dbWiz (Simon Fraser University)
– MasterKey (IndexData)
– IBM Omnifind Yahoo Edition
– Google Coop CSE
– OpenURL Referrer Toolbar
– FlogBlog

Other:

– Portable Firefox
– Asterix Logger v1.02
– Undelete
– Unstoppable Copier
– Simple File Shredder
– KeePass

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My thoughts:
I’m excited about the two tools by IBM that they talked about – the Unstructured Information Modeler and the Omnifind Search product. I also like the idea of using Jing for quick visual help during IM reference. I’m going to try some of these things out.

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