Tech Talks Presentation by Nancy Reis, Kristin Boyett, Ann Howington, and Jeremy Moore, July 30, 2008.


This week's Tech Talk continues the summer fun as we look at how Web 2.0 and other technologies have affected more traditional hobbies.  We have a round of "lightning talks" on:

  • Ravelry--the big, giant, stash-sorting, tool-cataloging, discussion, and project management site for knitters and crocheters.  Presented by Nancy Reis
  • Etsy--the place to buy and sell handmade items.  Presented by Ann Howington
    • Click here to view the full presentation: Etsy (PDF)
  • ThreadBanger--the network for people who love to do-it-yourself (DIY), recreate, refashion, and craft.  Threadbanger is a source for information, video tutorials, blogs and social networking on all things reclaimed and remade.  Presented by Kristin Boyett
  • eBird--the place where everyday bird watching contributes to scientific knowledge.  Presented by Nancy Reis
  • Google Mashups--a tool Jeremy Moore uses to create mashups of his large-format photographs from the Texas Church Project.

Some file types require special programs to use or view.  Here are links to several of the most common programs:

About the Authors: 
-Library Associate Nancy Reis works for the UNT Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.
Librarian Kristin Boyett is the project manager for the UNT Libraries' Multi-Media Development Lab.
Ann Howingtonis theNDNP Program/Project Coordinator for the UNT Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.
Computer Support Specialist Jeremy Moore is the lab manager for the UNT Libraries' Digital Projects Unit.


Wednesday, July 30, 2008 - 12:00pm