Jings: RefWorks

Posted on October 12th, 2010 by Paul Stainthorp

For more than a year, I’ve been meaning to resurrect my website of tips & tricks for reference management. I finally got around to doing so today, with a new video tutorial about sending references to a RefWorks account from the University of Lincoln Repository.

You can see it at – http://refworks.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/

Screenshot of the RefWorks tips and tricks blog

Last July, inspired by my colleague (CERD Technology Officer) Joss Winn‘s collection of Google Search Tutorials, I began creating my own screencast videos, with the intention that they would “build up over time into a collection of useful video tutorials to help [people] use RefWorks personal bibliographic management software“.

I still think there’s real potential in creating short, single-issue video tutorials, published in blog form, to address RefWorks / bibliography management FAQs. So I’m now going to attempt to keep on top of it and add a new video every week. I’m creating the screencasts using TechSmith Jing software, and the site itself is running on WordPress (on the University of Lincoln’s own blogs service, at: blogs.lincoln.ac.uk).

Jing (and the associated screencast.com website) makes it reasonably easy to create screencasts with audio, and to embed them in any web page (including a WordPress blog post)…

…and you might assume that six or seven years of presenting live radio would make easy for me to knock off professional-sounding voiceovers straight into a headset mic. Yes; you might very well assume that.

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