Firefox Plugins for Libraries
Event Type: Workshop
Contact: Roberta Richards
Fri, 03/05/2010 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
705 N. Killingsworth Ave.
Portland, OR 97217
About the Event
Is your library taking advantage of the free Add-ons for Firefox? One of the great features of Firefox, the popular open-source web browser, is the ability to create, share, and use add-ons, making Firefox a more flexible and customizable tool than competing web browsers. Come to this hands-on training to learn how you and your library can make use of these free tools.
Add-ons to be discussed include
- LibX (Bring your library to the desktops of your users, and make life easier for your collection development staff)
- Zotero (Easier to use than Refworks, and free!)
- Accessibility features (A range of support tools for visibility and mobility impaired computer users)
- Add to Search Bar (Make any page's search functionality available in the Search Bar)
- AutoPager (Automatic loading of the next web page)
- KwiClick (Enhance your interaction with Google, You Tube, and more)
- PermaTabs (Make tabs of your choice available permanently)
- and more!
Our panel of experts includes: Theresa Yancey (Reference Librarian, Chemeketa Community College Library) who will discuss a variety of Firefox plugins for personal and professional use; Nicholas Schiller (Systems & Instruction librarian, WSU Vancouver Library) who will discuss accessibility plugins for Firefox; Michael Bowman (Engineering Librarian, Portland State University Library) who will discuss the Zotero citation management tool; and James Bunnelle (Acquisitions/Collection Development Librarian, Lewis & Clark College Library) who will discuss the LibX application.
The panel will also discuss technical and administrative challenges and solutions involved in modding and extending software on both staff and workstation computers, the comparative advantages of closed source and open source software solutions, and other topics relating to web browsers and extending software. Please come ready to contribute to a vibrant conversation about the new possibilities and challenges raised by this emerging technology.
Cost: $30 student registration; $40 regular registration
Register at www.portals.org