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Visit Alzheimer's Association's Virtual Library profile on Pinterest.

What’s all the buzz about Pinterest?

Take a peek, then sign up! If you open a Pinterest account, you can access all the resources on our Pinterest page and invite your friends, family, and colleagues to "follow" and "pin."

Getting Started with Pinterest

Pinterest is a popular social media tool, similar to Facebook and Twitter, but also different. It uses “images” first and then “words” to draw our attention. By design, Pinterest is a collection of virtual “pinboards" of information and resources assembled by people like you and organizations from around the globe.

Are you a caregiver or healthcare professional who can't get to the Virtual Library? Are you a person with Alzheimer's who wants a one-stop-shopping resource about the disease? Our Pinterest can help.

Follow the Alzheimer's Association Virtual Library Pinterest. Share it with your family. Have this carefully-selected collection of authoritative resources and tools about Alzheimer's and other dementias at your finger tips whenever you need it. It's easy to follow, easy to share, and it's free.

Learn more about Pinterest and pinning here.

Social Cataloging and Social Bookmarking

Do you ever lose track of things? I sure do. I collect resources so quickly that often I don't remember what's on my bookshelf, let alone what's in my head. I keep telling myself, I need a better way to keep track of the stuff I hear about or see on the Internet.

I've heard about some new ways of organizing online materials that take little time to set up and are free. Below are options. Make your own lists and save your favorite materials related to Alzheimer's. Stay connected with other caregivers by sharing what you've found. Be sure to check out the wiki articles on social bookmarking and social cataloging to learn even more.

Shoot me an e-mail if you try any of these and let me know what you think of them: Mary Ann, Alzheimer's Association librarian: maryann.urbashich@alz.org

Social cataloging

LibraryThing
http://www.librarything.com
LibraryThing is third-party software that allows you to catalog your Alzheimer's books online, for example, and access your catalog from anywhere. Some small libraries that do not have an online catalog are using LibraryThing, as well as bigger libraries to allow patrons to rate and review their library's collection.

When you download LibraryThing you can add up to 200 books for free. Type the names of titles or download from Amazon, the Library of Congress or hundreds of other libraries. Share with your family and friends or link your catalog to your Facebook page.

WorldCat
http://www.worldcat.org

Search Alzheimer's books, DVD, CDs and articles to create lists, bibliographies and reviews that can be viewed by your friends or just by you. Make the best use of WorldCat and create a sign in account. Everything you need to know is provided through the home page.


Social bookmarking to keep track your favorite bookmarks

Delicious
http://delicious.com
View the YouTube video on Social Bookmarking in Plain English* to learn about social bookmarking, the benefits and what you need to get started bookmarking your favorite Web sites on Delicious.com.

*Common Craft Show

Diigo
http://www.diigo.com
View theYouTube video, Diigo Ver 3: Highlight and Share the Web* to learn how to highlight any part of a Web page, save it and share it with others. No more sticky notes!

*www.diigo.com


 

 

 

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