Oregon Virtual Reference Summit

The fourth Oregon Virtual Reference Summit was held a week ago. The focus of the conference was about providing online reference service in Oregon. Some of the sessions that were recorded and posted freely online include the following. Some of the resources mentioned throughout the conference are listed at: http://www.oregonlibraries.net/summit/2009/reads.

iPhones at the library reference desk
By Michael Baird, Oregon State University
http://www.oregonlibraries.net/videos/ovrs2009-michael (5 min)

Screencasting Tools for Reference
By Anna Johnson, Mt. Hood Community College
http://www.oregonlibraries.net/videos/ovrs2009-johnson (14 min)
FireShot — A Firefox extension that creates screenshots of web pages.
JING — Capture anything you see on your computer screen and share it instantly as an image or short movie.
Camptasia — A screen video capture program for Microsoft Windows, published by TechSmith.
Captivate (Adobe)Professional eLearning content with advanced interactivity, software and scenario simulations, quizzes, and other engaging experiences — no programming or multimedia skills required.

Keynote address
Eva Miller
http://www.oregonlibraries.net/videos/ovrs2009-evamiller (67 min)

Read more and view all videos


About repplinger

John has served as a Reference Librarian at Willamette University since 2002. He is the liaison to the Science Departments, and is responsible for maintaining the collections related to the life & physical sciences. His research interests range over the entire spectrum of libraries and information sciences, but includes: - Google and its influence on information & society - The Internet's influence on information seeking & sharing behaviors - Trends of scholarly communication - Electronic learning environments - Traditional pedagogy - GIS use in academic libraries

Posted on May 29, 2009, in Libraries, Technology and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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