Full details about the event and what the participants created can be found on the NLC Tech Rodeo site.
Here’s the video of Michael’s Google Secrets presentation from last week’s NLA/NEMA conference.
eBooks: Readers Wanted
Circulating eBook readers at UNO: what we know…for now
This past Friday ITART co-sponsored a spring meeting with TSRT on eBooks. From early reviews, the day was a complete success. Here are the presentations from that event. Additional material will be posted as it becomes available.
Data entry got you down? Save time, money, and paper using quick and easy e-forms to collect and manage data including service statistics, supply orders, scheduling availability, and more. This program will demonstrate some simple ways to generate and use forms that require no programming or database maintenance experience. To view the presentation, simply click on the link here.
For the 2009 Nebraska Library Association conference, I did a presentation on Usability and Accessibility, sponsored by ITART. You can find the slides and corresponding blog post on my blog, Nirak.net.
Usability and Accessibility are important topics to know about if you have anything to do with creating content for the web. I’d love feedback of any kind!
Are you looking to give a “different” kind of presentation? I give presentations for a living so I’m always looking to see how it can be done in a way to catch the audience’s attention. After playing with Prezi, I’m going to have to give this a try for real in the future.
The idea behind Prezi is to layout all of your content; text, images, videos, etc. onto a grid and then set a path from one item to the next. When you play back your presentation it’s done as a video in which your presentation flows and zooms from one item to the next in your pre-set path. You have full control to move forward and back within your presentation along with zooming in and out. If you’re not understanding my description, just give it a try with the simple one I created on Library 2.0. After clicking “Open”, use the controls in the lower-right corner to control the presentation.
I will admit that unlike many of the Web tools I cover on this blog, there is a significant learning curve to this one. If you’re going to try this one out, be sure to watch at least the first five-minute training video before attempting to create your own presentation.