Tools of trade
Below is the list of tools (not exhaustive) which I find useful in my area of work. (Not the ones in the illustration 🙂 )
- OutLook Calendar
- Google Docs
- Microsoft Sharepoint
- Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access
- Springshare: LibGuides and LibAnswers
My favs are Evernote, Trello and MS Sharepoint
Why Evernote? Helps me in keeping track of outstanding e-resources issues – I can attach information to the notes in Evernote. These also serves as a knowledge-base for me whenever I’m resolving similar e-resources issues. Another feature that I find useful is collecting information from various sources such as internet, email snippets, etc. On top of that, Evernote is also a tool that helps me collect and manage my information when I am planning for family activity such as vacations. I’d plonked useful information into a notebook in Evernote for future references.
Trello is another tool: Simplifying project management. I’m still learning this and it’s fun. I ‘jot’ down all the tasks needed to be done for a particular project, tracking their progress, marking their completion dates and so forth.
MS Sharepoint: I can create team worksites, document libraries, wiki and blog sites and even forum discussions. I can share documents selectively, providing admin rights for certain staff and so forth. There are loads of other features in Sharepoint.
What tools work for you? Appreciate your comments.