web 2.0

PDFs Are All the Rage

Resource Shelf has a post about xFruits free service which allows conversion of RSS feeds to PDF format.  xFruits also has a number of other format conversions including: RSS to web, RSS to mail, and Mail to RSS.   I have not yet come across a situation in which any of these conversions would be that […]

TinyURL

I just discovered Tiny URL and I love it.  I’m probably way behind on the discovery of this tool as I have gotten a few links to tiny urls.  For those of you are not familiar with it I’ll give you a “tiny” overview.  Copy a url into the box here and your url will […]

Overdue Fines for Friends

David Pogue of the New York Times has a great video introduction to Delicious Library.  I really like that fact that you can keep tabs on who you loaned your items to.

Have I told you how much I love Zotero?

I know I’ve blogged about my love for Zotero before but I just want to reiterate what a great tool it is. Here is one example of how it can be useful in presenting information to patrons. You can create a pathfinder on a subject as a folder in your Zotero library. All of the […]

Ask.com unveils new Interface/features

I really like the simple look of Ask.com its very similar to the widgets on a Mac.  On the initial page you have the options of searching “web”, “images”, “City”, “news”, and “blogs”.  If you click on the arrow you have the option to “Browse Features” and this is where all of the really specialized […]

KoolWire Lets You go from Word to PDF via email

Library Stuff has a post about KoolWire a service which allows you to email Word (.doc), Powerpoint (.ppt), Excel (.xls), Jpeg, GIF, Rich Text Format (.rtf), TXT files and convert them to PDFs.  I tried it myself and it works well.

Library Camp

An alternative or supplement to the ALA conference in Washington, D.C.  Read about it here.