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Zotero workshop: Citing up a storm February 1, 2009

Posted by Emma Lawson in events, events@UBC.
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“Oh, Xuemei, I’m glad I came today!” Cindy Mack, SLAIS student

9 students and 1 prospective student gathered in the SLAIS Terrace lab on the 29th to learn about Zotero.  In just two hours we explored the ins and outs of this amazing free citation management tool.  All participants were very impressed with the extensive features and flexiblity Zotero could offer.  Xuemei Li, 2nd year MLIS student, did an excellent job inspiring us all to learn this new tool and all participants plan to make the most of Zotero for our upcoming research activities.

Xuemei Li at the ASIS&T Zotero workshop
Xuemei Li at the ASIS&T Zotero workshop

For those who missed the session, the Google site is still available with step-by-step instructions and screenshots:
http://sites.google.com/site/zoteroworkshopsite/. This is an incredible resources for anyone getting started with Zotero.  Thanks Xuemei!

Xuemei prepared this workshop as part of the Digital Media Project, a partnership between SLAIS and the Chapman Learning Commons.  This project focuses on social networking and digital media tools to enhance student’s learning experience.  For more information about the project and other upcoming workshops please visit the Digital Media Project blog: http://ubcdigitalmediaproject.wordpress.com/

Don’t forget to come to the ASIS&T sponsored iGoogle and Delicious session, next Wednesday from 12-2pm in the SLAIS Terrace Lab.

Upcoming events January 20, 2009

Posted by Emma Lawson in announcements, events, events@ASIS&T, events@UBC.
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ASIS&T at UBC is pleased to announce several upcoming workshops for SLAIS students on techy tools to make your life easier. These workshops were designed and will be taught by the digital media interns at SLAIS.

Zotero – The Next Generation of Research Tools

Terrace Lab, Jan 29th, 12-2pm

Zotero is a Firefox that helps you collect, organize and cite your research sources. Come to the workshop if you’re tired of RefWorks — or (like me) copying down citation information by hand.

Delicious and iGoogle – Gateways to Academic Success

Terrace Lab, Feb 4th, 12-2pm

Can Delicious and iGoogle be beneficial to students and academics? Yes! Come find out how.

Delicious is a social bookmarking service that allows users to tag, save, organize, search and share web pages through the web. iGoogle provides users with a customizable web site, allowing users to put all their favorite online gadgets in one place — RSS feeds, Google Calendar, various social software, etc. It also manages URLS, usernames and passwords!