Category Free Tools

Monitor your brand

Carie Lewis has a great guide to monitoring your brand using iGoogle, it’s easy, free and most of us already have a Google account, plus it pulls all the information into one place. She includes 5 different categories: Brand – mentions of your name, including acronyms, misspellings, etc Current – issues that people are talking […]

Search Flickr by Color

I came across this cool tool from Idée on Circulation this morning.  It allows you to search Flickr Creative Commons liscensed photos (or photos from Alamy) by clicking on the color or colors you want the photos to have.  You then click on the thumbnail to get the photo and the liscense information.   The only down […]

The new MaintainIT cookbook is out – The Joy of Computing

MaintainIT cookbooks are a great (free) resource!  “Planning for Success, a guide for the overworked librarian” one covers: Planning and Decision Making covers the ins and outs of creating a technology plan that ties to your strategic priorities and goals. Communication and Partnerships delves in the fundamentals of day-to-day technology communication from a “techie” and […]

Photoshop Express

Looking for a free way to edit your photos online? There are lots of options but today one more joins they frey and it’s already got name recognition on it’s side. Adobe Photoshop Express allows you to load pictures from Facebook, Photobucket and Picasa. There are plenty of tools, but of course not everything that […]

Lib Camp KS Session 1 – Free & Cheap

My first session was Free & Cheap, the idea was to share free and cheap tools we’re using at our libraries or for ourselves. Someone (I can’t remember who) made a good point, there is a difference between free beer and free kittens, kittens take a bit more work. Some of these might require some […]


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