Monday, 23 September 2013

Productivity for Academic Librarians and Researchers: Session 19 - Which Social Media Tool is Right for You?

Session 19 looks at social media and I found it interesting to explore the ways in which students and researchers can make use of Facebook and Twitter. Personally I've found Twitter extremely valuable in engaging with other librarians and information workers, and I think it's worthwhile to think about how social media networks can be utilised by library users.

Productivity for Academic Librarians and Researchers: Session 18 - What is a learning network?

Session 18 of Productivity for Academic Librarians and Researchers looks at learning networks. The PLN Starter Kit seems like a really handy resource, so I've bookmarked it for the future.

Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Productivity for Academic Librarians and Researchers: Session 17 - Cloud Storage

Session 17 (which I've come to a little late as I've been on holiday) looks at cloud storage. I use Dropbox and I love it, but I also have an external hard drive which I use for larger multimedia files such as my music collection (though I've also recently added this to Google Play). For everyday word processing and similar files, though, Dropbox is great - free, easy to use and reliable (or so I've found, anyway).