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Looking for videos? Try Stumble Video!

I signed up for a StumbleUpon account a while ago, and haven't really utilized it all that well. It's a toolbar that works with the Firefox, Mozilla, and Sea Monkey web browsers and basically enhances your ability to do, as Gail McGovern likes to call it, "serendipitous searching." Pretty cool idea!

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Skill Building Video

This insightful, best practices video titled Introducing the Book, provides tips that will help staff provide great customer service for all ages. It has applications for both computer and print help desk inquiries. The narration is in German with English subtitles.

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Research and Fun at ALA

During the American Library Association (ALA) 2007 Midwinter meeting in Seattle, I was looking for ideas for the 2007 Infopeople Technology Petting Zoo and had a great opportunity to try my fancy foot work out on Dance Dance Revolution dance pads with Jenny Levine. Jenny is an Internet Development Specialist and Strategy Guide for ALA; she also has her own blog titled, The Shifted Librarian.

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Desktop publishing online app

For those of you out there in LibraryLand who are following the development of online apps, be sure to check out this new entry: LetterPop. Caveat: it's a beta tool, so it has minimal templates and can be a bit buggy. But the possibilities are pretty cool for libraries that need a quick and dirty solution to creating newsletters or brochures. Currently you can sign up and get a 12 month premium membership for free. Nice deal!

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New web traffic stat tool

Intrerested in trying out a new tool to gather stats about your website traffic? Check out the beta release of Quantcast. Signing up is free, and then all you do is place a snippet of javascript code into pages for which you want to gather stats. What kinds of stats?

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What iLike about you

This is a neat tool for all you iTunes fans. Let your friends know what you're listening to (and give them a chance to get their own copy) by using iLike. It's a free download for iTunes (you can also use the web page as a stand alone tool). You get a web page (here's mine), and/or you can add a link to your MySpace page (here's mine).

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