Widgets, Gadgets and Gizmos: Embedding Library Resources (Orange Park) (NEFLIN)

Thursday, September 29, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at NEFLIN in Orange Park
Widgets let you take information from one place and put it somewhere else. With widgets you can pull book reviews from the NY Times into your web pages, make the Florida Electronic Library’s Gale databases accessible from your town’s website or inside your student’s iGoogle pages. Or how about creating a widget of your library’s new gardening books to put on the local garden clubs website. Use a Google Book widget to give easy access to classic books on a class resource page. Or put the most recent consumer review articles on your web site.

Widgets help your customers access information more easily, help keep your library websites more up to date with dynamic content and offer a way to place library content on other websites and social networks.

In this session we’ll touch on everything from finding existing ‘copy & paste’ widgets to creating your own widgets with tools like WidgetBox and Google Gadgets. You’ll have time to explore options for creating widgets that relate to your library’s services and leave with a bunch of widgets all set for action

Trainer: Polly-Alida Farrington, PA Farrington Associates

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