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Technology Repository

The VLL Technology Repository is a collection of trusted resources which offer training, tips, tutorials, and/or best practices for using modern, web-based technologies in libraries.

IPL 15 Things | http://www.ipl.org/15things
Inspired by the IPL's 15th birthday, the IPL 15 Things covers 15 online technologies with background information, best practices, related readings, examples of how the IPL is using the technology, and hands-on exercises.

23 Things: Learning 2.0 | http://plcmcl2-things.blogspot.com/
Created in 2006 by staff at the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County, the 23 Things project is a collection of small exercises designed to explore Web 2.0 technologies.

100 Free Library 2.0 Webinars & Tutorials from College@Home | http://www.collegeathome.com/blog/...
Mostly library-oriented directory of websites pertaining to technology implementation. Topics include online learning, incorporating technologies for effectiveness and community dustaff training, using technologies to improve appeal and service, and general resources for understanding Web and Library 2.0.

Digital Research Tools | http://digitalresearchtools.pbworks.com/
A wiki created by academic librarians to help scholars employ Web 2.0 technologies to assist with their research. This site provides a directory of tools organized by research activity (e.g., analyze text, make a dynamic map), as well as reviews of tools in which described are the tool's features, and explore how they might be employed most effectively by researchers.

The Distance Librarian: Tutorials blog | http://distlib.blogs.com/distlib/tutorials/
All blog posts from the Distant Librarian blog link to or provide technological tutorials for librarians and provides technology awareness. As it is written as a blog, the entries are inspired by current news and trends, with examples from library practice, supplementing links to technology training. Followers may subscribe with RSS.

IRRT Free Links Technology | http://irrt.ala.org/wiki/index.php...
A wiki containing librarian-approved lists of free tutorials, downloads and articles related to technology training: editing/creating, maintenance, and video software, for instance. Also included are links to lists of free tutorials on Microsoft Office and web creation software. Note: not specifically for librarians. The lists are maintained in a freely-accessible Delicious social bookmarking account.

Learning 2.1 | http://explorediscoverplay.blogspot.com/
A blog to support on-going, voluntary discovery and learning of web 2.0 technologies; a continuation of the Learning 2.0 and 23 Things project. Followers may subscribe to the RSS feed or follow along with the posts. The project has a Ning group, and relays instructions for learners to set up a Ning space for exploring social networks.

Web 2.0 Tutorials from RUSA | http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/rusa/...
An annotated list of tutorials for some of the Web 2.0 products more commonly used in libraries, including blogs, wikis, mashups, and social bookmarking. Created by the RUSA MARS User Access to Services Committee.

WebTools4u2use | http://webtools4u2use.wikispaces.com/Webtools4U2Use
A wiki created for K-12 school library media professionals in an effort to improve and enhance school library media programs and services, to see examples of how technologies can be used, and to communicate success stories and creative ideas about how to use and integrate technology applications and tools.