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  • Overview Cool Tools Update For Library Web Sites Darlene Fichter University of Saskatchewan Frank Cervone Northwestern University November 15, 2004
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  • Cool Tools Third year Highlight new tools each time Check our site for past presentations Types of Tools Server Client side Web based Inexpensive or open source
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  • Crafty Syntax Help Chat http://www.craftysyntax.com/CSLH/ http://www.craftysyntax.com/CSLH/ A multi-user, multi-operator, multi- department live Help support chat system that allows the operators of the websites to monitor their visitors as they are browsing the site and proactively open a chat session with the visitor
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  • Zoom In: Bookbinding's, Maps and Photos CSS and JavaScript Compatibility cross browser support for newer browsers with good implementations of CSS http://persistent.info/archives/2004/05/08/magnifier
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  • The Rasterbator Create huge rasterized images Cover a library wall with: New program or service Winning photo http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/
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  • Open ClipArt Library http://clipart.freedesktop.org/ http://clipart.freedesktop.org/ Public domain clipart library
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  • Dimensionizer Menu plugin for Mac OS X that allows you to find out the dimensions of an image with one click http://automaticlabs.com/products/dimensionizer Height, width
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  • Online Image Editor Free editor if youre in a bind and need to work on a couple of images Downside: annoying ads and youll need to maneuver around them to use controls http://www.myimager.com/
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  • 3D Flash Animator http://www.3dfa.com/ http://www.3dfa.com/ Create animations, interactive components for sophisticated website interfaces and arcade-style games
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  • Multimedia Serious Magic Do-it-Yourself Video $199.95 basic product for web training videos http://www.seriousmagic.com
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  • Wink http://www.debugmode.com/wink/ http://www.debugmode.com/wink/ Tutorial/presentation creation software Primarily aimed at creating tutorials on how to use software Creates Flash files Demo fileDemo file
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  • For Developers HTML text editor that you can add to your applications Has powerful WSIWYG toolset like Word toolbar Free, Open Source Internet Explorer 5.5+ and Gecko browser (Mozilla / Netscape) compatibility XHTML 1.0 support http://www.fckeditor.net/
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  • FCK editor Server side ASP.Net ASP ColdFusion PHP Java
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  • osTicket http://www.osticket.com/ http://www.osticket.com/ Open source, problem tracking system
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  • Handy Lookup Tools HTTP Headers Verify that the correct MIME type (the Content- type: line) is being sent for each file type Is your web server dishing up UTF-8 when youre character set is charset=iso-8859-1 http://www.delorie.com/web/headers.htmlhttp://www.delorie.com/web/headers.html What is my IP? http://whatismyip.com/http://whatismyip.com/
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  • META Tag Analyzer http://www.submitexpress.com/analyzer/ http://www.submitexpress.com/analyzer/ Critique and advice on web page META tags
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  • Productivity Tools: mail2web.com http://mail2web.com/
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  • Access: Web Browser, PDA,
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  • Lynx viewer http://www.delorie.com/web/lynxview.html http://www.delorie.com/web/lynxview.html Use for testing web site accessibility
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  • Lynx on Windows http://csant.info/lynx.htm http://csant.info/lynx.htm A version of Lynx that runs directly on the Windows platform
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  • Spurl Social Bookmark and Research Tool Thumbnail, Internet Archive, who links to them? http://www.spurl.net/
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  • SubEthaEdit Edit the same document, live, in real time, together with everyone in your group Mac OS X Cost: $35.00 http://www.codingmonkeys.de/subethaedit/
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  • WebNote http://www.aypwip.org/webnote/ http://www.aypwip.org/webnote/ Sticky note note taking application
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  • Primo PDF Download and install Microsoft Windows 98 Windows ME, Windows 2000 Windows NT Windows XP A minimum of 30 MB of available disk space Convert from Word, Excel, PowerPoint http://www.primopdf.com
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  • Font Comparison Utility http://www.howardesign.com/exp/fonts/co mpare.html http://www.howardesign.com/exp/fonts/co mpare.html
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  • NXPowerLite http://www.nxpowerlite.com/index.php http://www.nxpowerlite.com/index.php Reduces the size of a Powerpoint presentation
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  • Tools that Keep You Smiling Your own library ELF Consolidate your library accounts Get email notices before items are due Receive email alerts on overdues and holds Receive text message alerts for holds http://www.libraryelf.com/
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  • Translation Wizard http://www.faganfinder.com/translate/ http://www.faganfinder.com/translate/ Lets get international!
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  • More Cool Tools ? Choose Cool Tools in Darlenes furl bookmark service www.furl.net/members/fichter/ www.furl.net/members/fichter/ Subscribe to Darlenes RSS feed for the Cool Tools topic Link on her home page - http://library.usask.ca/~fichter http://library.usask.ca/~fichter
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  • Integrate Thumbshots Free or pay service Free attribution Integrate into dynamic pages/search results