About Me: an online platform for creating a webpage about yourself through a public URL. Module: - Thing 3

Advocacy: Public support or recommendation for a particular cause - Thing 15

American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library in the world -Thing 13

Audacity Audacity is a free open source or digital audio and recording computer software application - Thing 7

Augmented Reality: Augmented Reality technology allows users to scan an object using their mobile device and access information connected to that object - Thing 14

Aurasma: The world's leading augmented reality platform that allows users to create augmented reality campaigns - Thing 14


Beacons: are small Bluetooth transmitters which transmit messages to any device that is enabled to receive Bluetooth messages from devices - Thing 22

Blog: is like an online journal which stems from the words web and log which is usually done through a platform like Wordpress, Blogger or Tumblr - Thing 1; Thing 6

Blogger: Free weblog publishing tool from Google, for sharing text, photos and video - Thing 1

Buffer: Buffer is a software application designed to manage social networks simultaneously -Thing 23


Charted Institute of Information Professionals (CILIP): The Charted Institute of Library and Information Professionals is the leading professional body for librarians, information specialists and knowledge managers in the United Kingdom - Thing 13

Creative Commons Licence is one of several public copyright licenses that enable the free distribution of an otherwise copyrighted work - Thing 19


Doodle: is an online schedule tool that allows users to arrange meetings - Thing 16

E a webtool that allows users to create and share visuals ie. infographics and posters - Thing 21


Facebook: an online social networking tool that allows users to connect with friends, share photos and "like" items - Thing 5

Flickr: Photo sharing website / app - Thing 18

Flipboard: is a peronalised magazine that allows you to save articles and follow topics that interest you and read them later - Thing 8


Gmail: email account set up by Google - Thing 4

Google Alerts: Google will email you when a new website or news item has appeared related to your interests - Thing 4; Thing 23

Google+: a social network website that allows users to share and connect with others who have a Google profile - Thing 4

Gum: adds digital message to items after scanning them using the app - Thing 22


Hangouts: Google's communication app that allows users to video chat, instant message and group video chat - Thing 4

Hashtag: Hashtags are know by its symbol "#" which when placed before a topic allows a hyperlink to be created and then users can search for topics using that # symbol - Thing 5

Hootsuite: social media account manager that allows users to manage all their social media account simultaneously - Thing 23


International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA): leading organisation in the world that represents the interests of library and information services and their users- Thing 13

Infographic: a visual representation of information usually represented by graphs pictures and diagrams - Thing 21

Instagram: is a photo sharing application that allows users to take a photo apply a digital filter and share it across various social networking platforms - Thing 18


Library Association of Ireland (LAI): professional body representing libraries and librarianship in Ireland - Thing 13

Layar: one of the first mobile augmented reality browsers - Thing 14

LinkedIn: a social networking site for professionals seeking to contact with others in their field of work - Thing 3


Periscope: is a live streaming app - Thing 10

Picktochart: infographic design creator that creates professional looking graphics - Thing 21

Pinterest: is a visual discovery tool that you can use to find ideas for all your projects and interests - Thing 8

Plug-In: is a software component that adds a specific feature to an existing computer program - Thing 4;Thing 7;Thing 10

Podcast: is an audio file made available through the internet for download to a computer or portable media - Thing 7

Power Point: slideshow presentation program developed by Microsoft - Thing 20

Prezi: presentation software that uses motion, zoom, and spatial relationships to bring ideas to life - Thing 20


Screen Cast O Matic: records what you are doing on your screen while online. Generally used for instruction videos/ tutorials - Thing 9

Slideshare: is a slide hosting service that allows users to share their slideshows publicly or privately - Thing 20

Streaming: the transfer of data (audio or video) in a continuous stream eg. watching a conference live - Thing 10

Storify: is a social network service that lets the user create stories or timelines using social media such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram - Thing 8


Tumblr: is a microblogging platform and social networking website - Thing 1

Twitter: is an online social networking service that enables users to send and read short 140 character messages called "tweets" - Thing 5


Wordpress: is a free and open-source content management system and blogging platform- Thing 1

Western Regional Section of the Library Association of Ireland (WRSLAI): the committee responsible for moderating all the blogs for this course - Thing 13


Vimeo: is a video sharing website in which users can upload, share and view, videos - Thing 9


Youtube: is the worlds leading video sharing website - Thing 9

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