Category Archives: productivity

Snipping Tool (Windows 7) – how to use it to screencapture dropdown menus and other tips

robinna/ March 25, 2014/ productivity, microsoft/ 0 comments

Recently, I had to screencapture some Windows 7 screens for training materials. Frustratingly enough, the screencapture tool, Snipping Tool, didn’t seem to capture the dropdowns but it does, it is just a matter of knowing the trick! To Find the Snipping Tool (and pin it to your menu for ease of access) Click on the Windows menu button(In the box

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Meebo retirement date July 11! Hurry!

robinna/ June 19, 2012/ Technology, History of Technology, Culture, productivity/ 0 comments

Meebo users: Meebo rides off into the sunset on July 11.—————————–As a past Messenger user, we wanted you to know that until July 11 you can download your archived Messenger chat logs. Log into your account on Meebo Messenger for a download link. Please act soon — after July 11, chat archives will be deleted. You may remember meebo was purchased by

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Logi Insight for Libraries with Voyager ILS (Webinar)

robinna/ February 7, 2011/ software, Libraries, productivity/ 0 comments

Logi Insight for Libraries with Voyager ILSFeaturing Kevin Kidd, Manager of Libraries, Boston College Date & Time: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 1pm EST Duration: 45 minutes Presenters: Kevin Kidd, Manager of Libraries, Boston College Matt Hoffman, Director of Library Solutions, LogiXML Who Should Attend: Deans, Systems Librarians, Electronic Resources Librarians, etc. Join us for a webinar on our new

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Personal Knowledge Management (Free webinar!)

robinna/ January 15, 2011/ Libraries, productivity/ 0 comments

Personal Knowledge Management: A Framework for Librarians( )Presented by Elisabeth Shields Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 11:15am – 12:15pm Eastern TimeSeparate registration is required for each hour-long session (free & open to all) Searching is the easy part. But what do you do with all the material youve collected? What happens when you find an article that reminds you of

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Getting through organizational layers to get social media started

robinna/ July 13, 2010/ social media, Leadership, productivity/ 0 comments

How do you get through multiple layers (organizational levels) to get social media started? Personnel policy — clearly let staff know what they can do and can’t Address security issues upfront (IT related) Talk about the value of social media Talk about productivity impact Look to peer organizations — i.e., positive peer pressure Leadership from top — leadership should support

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10weeks to a Web2.0 You Social Media Training Program

robinna/ April 7, 2010/ Technology, Libraries, social media, my projects, productivity, web 2.0+, life 2.0+/ 0 comments

Well, it’s official. The 10Weeks to a Web2.0 You Social Media Training Program kicks off today. Right now, this is just for library staff, but we are collecting up all of the training tools, presentations, etc. to create a website which anyone can use. I’m co-teaching blogging and then image editing (the fun stuff, right?) I thought about switching out

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The history of online video

robinna/ January 1, 2010/ productivity, life 2.0+/ 0 comments

Very interesting overview of the rise of online video, especially as relates to journalism. 2004: Coinciding with the election of 2004 was the prevalence of broadband speeds, and with half of American homes reaching better than dial-up transfer rates, along with all the noise created by the blogs and pundits of the internet, an audience was born, capable and accustomed

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Game dynamics in the real world

robinna/ December 9, 2009/ social media, productivity, Gamification, web 2.0+, life 2.0+/ 0 comments

I read this post about game dynamics in “real life” (aka not a game), which started a thought chain… In a nutshell, game dynamics in social media and in IRL (in real life, whatever that really means, I live mostly online… lol) appear in: Rewards and points to play, such as frequent flyer programs and Las Vegas casinos/resorts Facebook is

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Google docs add templates

robinna/ November 14, 2009/ productivity, tools/tips, Training/ 0 comments

Didn’t know that there were more templates beyond what is listed in google docs (and didn’t notice that ‘search templates’ link in google docs?) Well, now you do. You can also get ’em here.… and here is how to create your own (well, sort of).