20 Steps to Creating Web-based Library Services #IL2011

20 steps to creating web-based library services
Sarah Houghton, San Rafael Public Library

1. where to put your web site: WordPress, Blogger, Squarespace, Drupal

2. Images: Gimp, Picasa, Picnik, Flickr (hosting), Pictobrowser (slideshows of Flickr photo sets), Openphoto (free and legal images), Flickr’s Creative Commons images

3. Hot topics: Addict-o-matic (current news from news, blogs, and social media for a topic you enter)

4. Clean your code: Javascript beautifier, CSS Beautifier

5. Surveys and polls: Google Forms, Poll Daddy

6. Slider (image/story rotation): Wow Slider

7. Translate: Use Google Translate to make a link to a translation version of the current page

8. Remote assistance: LogMeIn (see your user’s computer)

9. Wireframing: Balsamiq (for web pages or mobile screens) (40% of San Rafael’s web usage is mobile now!)

10. Test your mobile pages: W3C Mobile OK Checker

11. Stats: Google Analytics

12. Skype

13. Social web site management: Tweetdeck, Namechk (check name you want to use on various social web sites)

14. Webcast: Slideshare’s Zipcast

15. Video: JayCut (browser-based editing), Youtube’s editing function, Animoto (animation), and Extranormal (cartoon animals act out your script)

16. Audio: Audacity, PodBean (hosting)

17. Learning Enviroment: Moodle

18. Infographics: Visual.ly

19. LibraryThing: Book clubs, widgets, etc.

20. Google: Sites, Docs, Calendar, Base, Custom Search, Google Plus

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