Library database search box widgets

A growing number of library database providers are making customizable search box widgets available to subscribers. Vendors like Ebsco, Gale, Proquest, and Facts on File all simplify the process of adding a search box to a website (or CMS like Blackboard) into a few steps  that result in “copy and paste” code. I mentioned Ebsco’s […]
Continue reading…

 

Firefox add-ons for librarians

iLibrarian has compiled an interesting list of 40 add ons for the Firefox web browser that may be of interest to librarians. I use a few of them already (FoxyTunes, Meebo, WebDeveloper, Zotero) but will test drive a few more. The first one that caught my eye was the Fireshot add on to make, annotate, […]
Continue reading…

 

Open Source Partition Editor: GParted

Having paid many dollars over the years for software tools like Norton’s PartitionMagic that were rarely used, I was glad to find GParted. This free partition tool is an open source software project that let’s users add, remove, and edit partitions on hard drives. You can use it for simple projects like creating two drive […]
Continue reading…

 

RSS tools galore

Mashable recently posted an “Ultimate RSS Toolbox” article that describes over 120 RSS-related viewers and utilities. I’m glad to see so many resources available that allow people to customize how they want their information delivered. My favorite viewer is the Sage plugin for Firefox. I like having the ability to jump directly to articles/posts and […]
Continue reading…