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13 Ways (and 147 Tools) to Help Your Library Save Money on Technology

April 7, 2010

I’m sure many of you read the Librarian in Black blog but I think this post was worth repeating.

As libraries continue to cut costs, it’s important to understand what kind of inexpensive (read: free) tools are available and how they can be used in your own library.  She’s grouped websites under 13 different categories with titles like Free Website Management Tools and Free Tech Support Tools.

I have a couple friends who work as solo librarians in small operations and they were very interested in these information solutions.  Even the user comments at the end offer some great alternatives to expensive technologies and applications.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. pselzie permalink
    April 7, 2010 9:44 pm

    Thank you for this. I know about (and use) quite a number of these, but it’s really great to have them all in the same place. And of course, I learned about some new ones as well!

  2. Puiyuk Sin permalink
    April 8, 2010 9:48 am

    Thanks for sharing. Actually, I have not explored to this blog yet. All the information on the Blog is very interesting and useful. I think the provided tools can also apply to us on our daily basis.

  3. jurisfiction permalink
    April 8, 2010 12:41 pm

    I learned about a few of these at a seminar at last years CLA conference, so I got to see demos of how some of them worked. Open source is really great for a lot of things.

  4. kdstephenson permalink
    April 8, 2010 1:53 pm

    I especially like the copyright-free and open source photo section! Very useful this week.

  5. rparker715 permalink
    April 9, 2010 9:57 am

    This is a wonderful resource, not only for libraries, but for individuals as well. As far as this class goes, I just skimmed the list, but the CSS picker, Typetester, looks like it would be handy for organizing fonts and background colors.

  6. Ali permalink
    April 9, 2010 11:21 am

    I hadn’t seen this blog either but really like it. This post is obviously pertinent right now with so many budget cuts.

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