Every wonder where the collective intelligence of Flickr might lead?Â Check out this TED Talk “Blaise Aguera y Arcas: Jaw-dropping Photosynth“.Â The first part is visually very cool, but make sure you watch the video around the 4 minute mark.Â You’ll see how the collective memory of Flickr can be drawn upon to create 3D links between all images and allow one to dive in and out of the Notre Dame Cathedral all based on user tags.
Cross posted from the HLIB-NW list – it’s aimed towards public libraries but who isn’t on a shoestring budget these days?
Technology on a Shoestring: Big Tools for Small Budgets
Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 | Time: 2-3 PM EDT
Register for this FREE webcast today at www.LibraryJournal.com/bigtoolspolaris
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
Christopher Bell is the library media specialist at Castle View High School (CO), as well as its head of technology and director of e-media and business. He also runs his own Website, writes for SLJTeen, and consults on technology purchases for educational organizations.
Phil Goerner is a teacher librarian at Longmont’s Silver Creek High School in the St. Vrain Valley School District (CO). Phil teaches graduate classes for the School Library Program at CU Denver and also is an adjunct instructor with Lesley University.
MODERATOR: Bob Riley is the MIS Director for Polaris Library Systems For expert information and advice, register today!
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