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2009 Emerging Tech Expo

Last chance to register for this special event!

Hosting a combination of technology presentations and exhibits, the Emerging Tech Expo offers all Libraries staff a fun opportunity to explore technology in new ways, mingle with colleagues, and enjoy some delicious hors d'oeuvres. You are welcome to come and go as you please so pop in for a few minutes or stay the entire time! And don't forget, to be eligible for prize drawings you must be registered.

View the complete program and floorplan.

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Wednesday, November 18 , 2009
11:00 am - 1:30 pm

120 Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
U of M West Bank campus

Campus Buses
Reciprocal Parking

Don't miss this exciting technology event sponsored by SED and IT Council.

Explore • Play • Learn!

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Technology Connections

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Stay abreast of the technology landscape with this (developing) list of news resources! Recommended by IT Council members, these resources offer a wide variety of technology related-information. Enjoy!


  • Ars Technica: "At Ars Technica--the name is Latin-derived for the "art of technology"--we specialize in original news and reviews, analysis of technology trends, and expert advice on topics ranging from the most fundamental aspects of technology to the many ways technology is helping us enjoy our world. We work for the reader who not only needs to keep up on technology, but is passionate about it." Source: http://arstechnica.com/site/about-ars-technica.ars

  • CIO.com and CIO Magazine: "Starting in 1987 with CIO magazine, CIO's portfolio of properties has grown to provide technology and business leaders with insight and analysis on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT's role in achieving business goals. The magazine and website have received more than 160 awards to date, including two Grand Neal Awards from the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Awards and two National Magazine of the Year awards from the American Society of Publication Editors."  Source: http://www.cio.com/about-cio

  • CNET: "CNET shows you the exciting possibilities of how technology can enhance and enrich your life. We provide you with information, tools, and advice that help you decide what to buy and how to get the most out of your tech." Source: http://www.cnet.com/who-we-are/

  • iLibrarian:News and resources on Library 2.0 and the information revolution.Written by Ellyssa Kroski.

  • InformationWeek: "InformationWeek is the business technology market's foremost multimedia brand. We recognize that business technology executives use various platforms for different reasons throughout the technology decision-making process, and we develop our content accordingly. The real-world IT experience and expertise of our editors, reporters, bloggers, and analysts have earned the trust of our business technology executive audience."Source: http://www.informationweek.com/aboutus.jhtml

  • Life Hacker: Daily weblog on software and personal productivity recommends downloads, web sites and shortcuts that help you work smarter and save time.

  • NetworkWorld: "Network World is the premier provider of information, intelligence and insight for Network and IT Executives. With an editorial focus on delivering news, opinion and analytical tools for key decision makers who architect, deploy and manage business solutions -- Network World offers a unique and powerful combination of audiences and resources across Online, Print and Events to meet your marketing objectives." Source: http://www.networkworld.com/aboutus/default.html

  • PC World / Macworld: "With over 25 years of brand awareness and credibility, PC World and Macworld consistently deliver editorial excellence through award-winning content and trusted product reviews.  Focusing on the PC, Apple and Mac markets, our highly respected brands bring together technology inspired consumers, readers, users, writers, newsmakers, journalists, reviewers, marketers and advertisers who all share a "consuming interest in technology."  Whether in print or online, our audience continually looks to PC World and Macworld for expert guidance and purchasing advice for their information technology needs" Source: http://www.pcworldmacworld.com/?page_id=4.

  • Slashdot: "News for nerds. Stuff that matters."

  • Tech News World: "All Tech - All the Time"

  • Technology Review: "Technology Review and Technologyreview.com are published by Technology Review Inc., an independent media company owned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The oldest technology magazine in the world (est. 1899), Technology Review aims to promote the understanding of emerging technologies and to analyze their commercial, social, and political impacts." Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/corp/about.aspx

  • TechSpot: "TechSpot is a leading independent computer technology publication established in 1998. Read daily by thousands of technology enthusiasts, gamers and IT decision makers from around the world, TechSpot.com is home to over 3 million unique readers every month."  Source: http://www.techspot.com/about.shtml

  • Webworker Daily: Offers practical tips and advice for anyone who uses the web for work, especially those who want to use the web to be more productive, more connected.
  • Wired.com and Wired Magazine: "Wired readers want to know how technology is changing the world, and they're interested in big, relevant ideas, even if those ideas challenge their assumptions--or blow their minds. Wired readers are generally familiar with computers and the Internet, but this is definitely not a computer magazine--Wired won't teach you how to upgrade your RAM. Instead, it's a magazine about science, art, adventure, online culture, business, philosophy ... and bright shiny beautiful gadgets. Each month, more than 2 million smart, savvy readers come to Wired for clean, clear writing with a wry twist."  Source: http://www.amazon.com/Wired-1-year/dp/B00005N7TL

Additional Resources:

  • Google Reader: Manage and read your emerging technology RSS feeds.


ALA Connect

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ALA Connect is the American Library Association's social network.  Because it's relatively new, usage by ALA members is probably still pretty low.  However, it has a lot of potential and some units within ALA have begun it to conduct their business between conferences.

If you are a current ALA member, you can go to http://connect.ala.org and login with your ALA member number and password.  Once you're in, you can set up your profile and email notifications.  You may choose to be notified whenever something happens in every group to which you belong or on a group-by-group basis.  Additionally, if you hold a committee or elected position in ALA, your membership should be reflected under "My ALA Groups".

Pros:
  • Keep up with committee activities
  • Move working materials from private to public with one click
  • Find like-minded librarians in a very large organization (forthcoming)
  • Have content of interest from other parts of ALA pushed to you (forthcoming)

Cons:
  • Yet another single-purpose network
  • Many groups in ALA have already developed workable methods for managing their work
  • Usefulness for members not on committees or in elected positions unclear


Ning

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"Ning is a platform for creating your own social network. Our passion is putting new social networks in the hands of anyone with a good idea. With Ning, your social network can be for anything and anyone. You start by naming your social network and choosing a combination of features (photos, videos, forums, events, etc.) from an ever-growing list of options. You can then customize your social network's appearance and launch it! People who join your social network will automatically have a customizable profile page and will be able to message and friend each other."

Source: http://help.ning.com/cgi-bin/ning.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=2695

It differs from Facebook and Myspace in that each of those tools combine both the platform and the network together whereas Ning provides the tools for lots of different networks.  Each network is independent and you would sign up for each one separately.

The fact that Ning networks can be single-purpose has benefits and drawbacks.  I rarely ever interact with the Ning to which I belong because I just don't have a particular need to do so.  Since other tools like Facebook and Twitter cross personal and professional boundaries, I'm much more likely to go to them on a regular basis.  I did just subscribe to the RSS feeds for the Library 2.0 ning, but so far, they've been quiet.

Pros:
  • Lots of features - blogs, forums, audio, video, chat, photo hosting, many more
  • None of the Facebook noise like chain-mail (25 things... notes), games (Mafia Wars), etc
  • unobtrusive ads

Cons:
  • usage
  • notifications

Clients:
  • none that I know of.  While some twitter clients also pull data from Facebook, Myspace, Friendfeed and LinkedIn, I haven't seen any that do so with Ning.

Backup Services
  • same as for clients.

Google Tools

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Presenters: Janet Fransen, Academic Programs - Science & Engineering; Jon Jeffryes, Academic Programs - Science & Engineering; Jody Kempf, Academic Programs - Science & Engineering
Time: 11:00 am-1:30 pm
Location: Andersen 120B/C
Description: We'll be demonstrating Google Tools that can help you collaborate, work more productively, and research.  We'll answer your questions about resources like Google Docs, Google Reader, Google Sites, Google Books, Google Scholar, Google Wave and more!
Handouts: GoogleForResearchers.doc
Additional Resources: Google for Researchers (Presentation on Moodle)

Twitter

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"Twitter is a free communication and social networking tool which allows you to convey short messages of up to 140 characters to your circle of friends via the Twitter website, SMS, email, IM, or other Twitter client. Messages appear not only within your profile on Twitter, but are sent to your community of followers who have signed up to receive your updates."

Source: http://oedb.org/blogs/ilibrarian/2007/a-guide-to-twitter-in-libraries/

Pros:
  • networking with geographically distant colleagues
  • allows for passive interactions - don't have to friend another user most of the time
  • plays well with other services like Google Reader, Flickr and Facebook
  • lots of different clients
  • don't have to have Twitter account to follow information on Twitter - can simply subscribe to a public feed

Cons
  • a fair amount of downtime due to external attacks, major news events and/or failure of other popular services tends to result in overload of Twitter itself
  • default Twitter settings only show a few weeks of one's own timeline and the built-in search only searches a few weeks of the full Twitter timeline
  • archiving tools still developing
  • can be overwhelming in volume, can splinter one's attention and decrease one's productivity if one doesn't develop methods for managing one's use of it.

Good Uses (or at least good starts):

Clients
  • Mashable's list of the major clients: http://mashable.com/2009/06/27/twitter-desktop-apps/
  • Features to consider include whether a client can update other social networks, whether it threads conversations in Twitter and whether it allows you to manage multiple accounts.
  • I've tried about 6 or 7 different clients myself and so far have settled on Nambu because it threads conversations.  However, they're developing a new version of the software and no downloads are available.

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Untitled Document 2009 Emerging Tech Expo

Register now to be eligible for prize drawings!

The Emerging Tech Expo is a special event for all Libraries staff that will host a combination of technology presentations and exhibits. You are welcome to come and go as you please throughout the event. Presentations are scheduled in 120A Andersen:

11:15 • The Virtual World of Second Life in Libraries (Denise Gamble)

11:45 • The Power of the Google Apps Collaborative Suite (Susan McKinnell, OIT)

12:15 • UThink: Blogs in Action (Shane Nackerud)

12:45 • The Past, the Present, and a Future of the Library Website with Drupal (Cody Hanson)

Also explore exhibits on augmented reality, social networking, citation management, video production, screen and class capture, Google Apps, online Web authoring plus gadgets and mobile technologies...and yes, there will be prizes! Register now.

Wednesday,
November 18 , 2009
11:00 am - 1:30 pm

120 Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
U of M West Bank campus

Campus Buses
Reciprocal Parking

Register Now

Learn more!

Don't miss this exciting technology event sponsored by SED and IT Council.

Explore • Play • Learn!

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Presenters: Kristen Mastel, Academic Programs - Agricultural, Biological & Environmental Sciences, Anne Rojas
Time: 11:00 am-1:30 pm
Location: Andersen 120B/C
Description: Del.icio.us and other social bookmarking sites can be used for sharing useful links with staff at the references desk, sharing your bookmarks with others, or classes working to create a list of resources together.  YouTube is used for marketing, outreach, reference and beyond. 

Handouts:
Additional Resources: 

23 Things on a Stick entry regarding social bookmarking: http://23thingsonastick.blogspot.com/2007/11/thing-13-tagging-and-delicious.html

Examples of libraries and related organizations that use del.icio.us:
Information Literacy Collaborative: http://delicious.com/UMIL

EFW Library Links: http://delicious.com/efwlinks

U Libraries in the media: http://delicious.com/marlowelshons/buzz

Subject guide example from Buley Library: http://library.southernct.edu/physbib.htm

Course example of delicious: http://delicious.com/g300
ARLISnap: http://delicious.com/arlisnap

23 Things on a Stick entry regarding YouTube: http://23thingsonastick.blogspot.com/2007/11/thing-17-youtube-other-online-video.html

Presenters: Liya Ai, Information Technology - Library Enterprise Operations; Amy West, Academic Programs - Data Services
Time: 11:00 am-1:30 pm
Location: Andersen 120B/C
Description: Facebook, Twitter, Ning, LinkedIn, ALA Connect
Handouts: Expo_SocialNetworking.pptx
Additional Resources: 

Welcome!

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This is a community blog for the Emerging Tech Expo! Not only will you find helpful information about the event (see the list of pages in the upper right corner), but you can also use this space to add your own thoughts and comments about the event or about the use of technology in your life (see the "Create Entry" link at the bottom of each page or the "Leave a comment" form at the bottom of each entry). We welcome all thoughts, ideas, and feedback!

~The Emerging Tech Planning Committee

Gadget Sandbox

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Presenters: Mike Sutliff, Information Technology - West Zone Computer Support; Peter Weinhold, Information Technology - East Zone Computer Support
Time: 11:00 am-1:30 pm
Location: Andersen 120B/C
Description: Kindle, iPodTouch, Sony Reader, Dell Netbook, Android TTS, Pico Projector
Handouts:
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Presenters: Kate Petersen, Academic Programs - Coordinated Education Services
Time: 11:00 am-1:30 pm
Location: Andersen 120B/C

Description: Camtasia Relay allows you to easily record your face-to-face sessions.
Also allows you to create quick n' dirty recordings from your computer.

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • No cost (supported by University)
  • Records audio and computer screen (such as PowerPoint or demonstration),
  • Provides access to session 24/7 and allows users to go back over content.
  • Many output options (web link, iPod, iTunesU, embed code, etc.)

Cons:
  • Very little editing capabilities
  • Can slow down demonstrations during live session.

Handouts:

Additional Resources: 

Presenters: Jan Roseen, Staff Development & Education
Time: 11:00 am-1:30 pm
Location: Andersen 120B/C
Description:
Handouts: Jing-Snagit Expo Handout
Additional Resources: 

That's NOT All, Folks

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SED and the IT Council plan to sponsor Emerging Tech Expos in the future. We will need to keep scanning what is out there and either useful or potentially useful to keep in mind for those future events.

Some ideas we've discussed in the planning group and that I've had myself include:
  • Google Wave
  • Microsoft Surface
  • Turning Point Instant Response Tech (Clickers) and the idea of using mobile phones to be the individual clicker
  • Password Management Applications
What are other technologies - hardware - software, etc. that we should consider for future Expos? I'll create a thread for this topic on our discussion board.

Presenters: Claudia Sueyras, "Archives & Special Collections and Digital Collections Unit"
Time: 11:00 am-1:30 pm
Location: Andersen 120B/C
Description: Pachyderm is an easy-to-use multimedia authoring tool. Designed for people with little multimedia experience, Pachyderm is accessed through a web browser and is as easy to use as filling out a web form. Authors upload their own media (images, audio clips, and short video segments) and place them into pre-designed templates, which can play video and audio, link to other templates, zoom in on images, and more. Once the templates have been completed and linked together, the presentation is published and can then be downloaded and placed on the author's website or on a CD or DVD ROM. Authors may also leave their presentations on the Pachyderm server and link directly to them there. The result is an attractive, interactive Flash-based multimedia presentation. http://pachyderm.nmc.org/

Handouts: Pachyderm_EmergingTechExpo2009.docx

Additional Resources:

The University of Minnesota has adopted Pachyderm as a multimedia authoring platform to be used statewide by faculty, students, and staff.
The Minnesota Digital Library is tasked with statewide training  at the k-12 level. For more information, go to: http://www.mndigital.org/projects/pachyderm/

Presenters: Kirsten Clark, Government Publications Library

Time: 11:00 am-1:30 pm

Location:

Description: Use of UMConnect continues to grow in the Libraries.  UMConnect allows for people to connect over large distances and participate in group discussions from mulitple locations.  Learn about ways this software can be used for a variety of meeting and conference venues.

Handouts:

Additional Resources: 

Presenters: Mike McGraw, Apple;  Gary Gruba, Apple
Time: 11:00 am-1:30 pm
Location: Andersen 120B/C
Description:
Handouts:
Additional Resources: 
Presenters: Scott Spicer, Academic Programs - Coordinated Education Services;
Tony Ihrig, Academic Programs - Science & Engineering
Time: 11:00 am-1:30 pm
Location: Andersen 120B/C
Description:
Handouts:
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Zotero

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Presenter: Kate Brooks, Academic Programs - Arts & Humanities;
Jody Kempf, Academic Programs - Science & Engineering
Time: 11:00 am-1:30 pm
Location: Andersen 120B/C
Description:
Handouts: ZoteroHandout-SavingCitations.doc
Additional Resources: Zotero Presentation on Moodle

RefWorks

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Presenter: Julie Kelly, Academic Programs - Agricultural, Biological & Environmental Sciences;
Jody Kempf, Academic Programs - Science & Engineering
Time: 11:00 am-1:30 pm
Location: Andersen 120B/C
Description:
Handouts:
Additional Resources: 
Presenter:  Andrew Palahniuk, Academic Programs - Coordinated Educational Services
Time: 11:00 am-1:30 pm
Location: Andersen 120B/C
Description: Make Firefox work for you!  Add functionality to your web experience with add-ons like smooth-scrolling, research tools, web development tools and social media add-ons.  Learn where to find them, how to effectively search, evaluate, and eventually install and manage Firefox add-ons.
Handouts:

Additional Resources: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/

Augmented Reality

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Presenter: Lisa Johnston, Academic Programs - Science & Engineering
Time: 11:00 am-1:30 pm
Location: Andersen 120B/C
Description:

What is augmented reality? The real-world example is the artificial glow around the soccer ball or hockey puck to enrich TV sport-viewing. But, in short, augmented reality (AR) uses devices, like phones or web cams, to overlay virtual elements onto your real-world environment, thus created a "mixed reality." There seem to be many interesting possibilities for libraries too. Imagine aiming your camera phones at a row of books and "seeing" the LC subject headings hover above them?

Since most AR applications haven't left the lab yet, I've tried to include a video "demo" for AR apps presented here. It seems that the world of AR is quickly expanding; so many more recent tools may have already come into existence. But this technology is certainly something to keep an eye (real or computer-aided) on in the future.

International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality
The International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) had its 8th annual meeting in Orlando Florida in late 2009. The expo event showcases hands-on demonstrations in addition to research and sci-tech presentation.  The website ReadWriteWeb.com reported on the three "Hottest Videos" from this year's ISMAR symposium. See the video demos .

There you will find a video of Sony PSE's EyePet, the virtual animal that interacts with your movements though your computer's web cam;  AR Sketch, a student paper award winner, which actually processes drawings and turns them into 3d simulations, and a potential future product from Microsoft.

Demo AR Sketch


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Smart Phone Apps

A slew of new phone applications have been created for iPhone (running 3GS) and Google Android phones. These apps usually require a digital compass that . Here are some of the most interesting examples of what this technology is doing to the smart phone industry:

Wikitude: Mobile Global Travel Guide
 
(Free, Android and iPhone)
Wikipedia entries pop into view when you can use this app to explore your nearby surroundings via your smart phone's camera. You can imagine the limitations of items not presently geotagged (Ie. coordinate metatdata), however, this product also allows users to add content and "geotag the world."

Pocket Universe, Virtual Sky app
  (iPhone app, $2.99)
Tilting your iPhone skyward this app will align with the area of sky you are viewing and display descriptions for major objects within view.

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Heads Up Navigator
  (iPhone app, Free)
The idea is simple, rather than looking down onto a map, the directions are projected forward into your real-world viewpoint via your phone.






Nearest Tube (iPhone,price varies)
Demo
Displays arrows on the ground in the direction you need to walk to reach the nearest subway station or bus stop. Cities now include Paris, New York City, London Bus, Washington DC, and more.

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 Layar , Bionic Eye , and Nearest Places (ITunes, $1.99) are newly released apps that display nearby points of interest based on your location
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Ooooh, Aaaaah: Augmented Reality Ad Campaign
They don't fulfill any need or solve a problem, but these ad campaigns are a quick and fun way to learn about AR. Try these two examples,

GE Smart Grid  and  Star Trek Augmented Reality by printing out the image and watching it interact with your computer's webcam.  Star Trek AR Demo

GE Smart Grid Demo

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Twitter Augmented Reality

Flyar is an AR app for your computer. It works like a screen saver by combining a twitter world animation with webcam video capture from your computer. The animations appear to react to your movements in the screen.
Flayar Demo

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Another popular twitter AR app is TwittARound, which shows you tweets from nearby locations displayed in your phone's video screen.
TwittARound Demo


Video EyeWear and Retinal Display

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AR enabling equipment, like these Vuizix video eyewear (Wrap™ 310, $349.95) are the next generation accessory of mixed reality experiences that leave your computer and smart phone screen behind. These so-called "head up displays" come in a variety of styles and prices that can be used for even non-AR applications such as watching a video from your ipod.

If this enhanced reality experience is still not enough, Slashdot reports two companies, like this one by Brother, which will beam images directly into your eye, like this one from Brother set to be released in 2010. According to the article, virtual retinal displays could be used to project subtitles of a foreign speaker in real time.


This is an excerpt from my November 2009 quarterly "Web Reviews" Column: Augmented Reality: The web meets your world. (Nov 2009). SciTech News. 64 (4).



Handouts:
Augmented reality.docx

Additional Resources:


Presenter: Cody Hanson, Academic Programs/Coordinated Educational Services
Time: 12:45 pm-1:15 pm
Location: Andersen 120A
Description:
Handouts:
Additional Resources:

UThink: Blogs in Action

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Presenter: Shane Nackerud, Information Technology - Digital Library Development Lab
Time: 12:15 pm-12:45 pm
Location: Andersen 120A
Description:  Although blogs are hardly an "emerging" technology, the UThink blog system has recently gone through an exciting upgrade that provides a lot of new functionality.  This presentation will focus on much of this new functionality including the different blog sites that can be created now (classic, community, and professional, hybrid news), pages vs. entries, U of M specific style templates, reusing templates across the system, and custom fields.  There will also be a short discussion on how the system is currently being used on campus, and hopefully time for questions.

Additional Resources:  There are a number of sites that will be highlighted throughout the presentation:

http://blog.lib.umn.edu/schwitz/healthnews/
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cspg/smartpolitics/
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/frans005/myblog/
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/greenlibraries/
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/extmedia/centennial/
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/snackeru/myblog/
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cedarumn/repository/
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cedarumn/techblogs/
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/cspg/smartpolitics/
http://www.webdepot.umn.edu/blog-templates.php

as well as:

http://www.barackobama.com/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/
http://www.u2station.com/
Presenter: Susan McKinnell, University of Minnesota Office of Information Technology
Time: 11:45 am-12:15 pm
Location: Andersen 120A
Description: An informal presentation on the collaborative potential of Google Apps for the University of Minnesota with an  emphasis on sharing and editing in Google Docs.
Handouts: Quick Reference Guides for all the Google Apps for the University of Minnesota
Additional Resources:
Google Initiative - Updates on the Google for Education implementation at the University of Minnesota
Google Apps for the University of Minnesota - The main support site
OIT Google Training - Links to all the Google and Gmail training offerings provided by OIT, including hands-on classes, tutoring, and online offerings
Presenter: Denise Gamble, Staff Development & Education
Time: 11:15 am-11:45 am
Location: Andersen 120A
Description:
Handouts:
Additional Resources:
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2009 Emerging Tech Expo


You're Invited!

An event for all Libraries staff!

Zotero, Twitter, Pachyderm, Kindle, Drupal, Google Docs...

As new tools and technologies constantly advance over the horizon, it becomes harder to keep up. The Libraries IT Council and SED are sponsoring an Emerging Tech Expo to give all Libraries staff a professional development opportunity to explore these emerging technologies, play with cool gadgets, and learn about the lastest tech initiatives here in the library. Whether it's new to the world, or new to you, there'll be something for everyone....Plus, there will be snacks!

Wednesday, November 18 , 2009
11:00 am - 1:30 pm

120 Elmer L. Andersen Library
222 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
U of M West Bank campus

Campus Buses
Reciprocal Parking

Register at:
https://onestop2.umn.edu/training/courseDetail.jsp?course=LB0250

Learn more at: 
http://blog.lib.umn.edu/fdupont/emergingtexpoblog/

Explore • Play • Learn!


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