Talk Back!

Did you know that you can offer us librarians feedback about our subject guides and course guides?  In fact we welcome your feedback! Did you know that you can offer this feedback directly from within any guide?  Look at the box with the content you wish to address.  At the […]

By May 12, 2009 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy

Google Docs, Part 2: Why not use it?

My last post covered the most suitable uses for  Google Docs .  This time let’s discuss the least suitable uses for it. While Google Docs has many options (for ex. most of the popular fonts), it has somewhat fewer options than does standard word processing.  The same observation applies to […]

By May 1, 2009 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy

Google Docs, Part 1: Why use it?

I will begin this series with a disclaimer: I am not formally endorsing Google.  Nonetheless I would like to draw attention to a potentially useful tool, Google Docs. If  you are collaborating on a document and using a standard word processing program, the process usually involves an exchange of numerous […]

By April 23, 2009 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy

Pecha Kucha: PowerPoint made Cooler

Many of us have sat through boring PowerPoint presentations.  Pecha Kucha (from a Japanese term for the sound of chitchat)* offers a solution to the problem. Devised by architects Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein, the Pecha Kucha format allows each presenter 20 slides: the presenter has 20 seconds per slide.  […]

By April 2, 2009 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy

Concept Mapping Made Collaborative

Do you draw concept maps to brainstorm ideas?  If so, you might appreciate Mindmeister.  What truly sets Mindmeister apart from other concept mapping sites is its interactivity.  With Mindmeister you can collaborate on maps and share them in different formats.  Check it out at http://www.mindmeister.com/

By April 2, 2009 Comments are Disabled InfoSavvy