School of Library and Information Studies

Information Technology Tools Used in Practicum Placements

LIS 590 Practicum
Digital Technology Tools Used by Practicum Students

Senior MLIS students utilized an impressive array of technology tools in Practicum placement projects, activities, and services

3D Printers (with the associated software)

abc Sierra ILS
Academic databases – accessed online via the Carleton University website
Adobe Connect; Adobe Photoshop
Alberta Government site
Alberta Legislature Library
Aleph - Libraries’ user database
ArcGIS for GIS and mapping work
Archive Inventory List – Word document for archival project
Baker and Taylor, Baker and Tayler 360 ordering interface
Book sorter and exception display, 3M Conversion Pad, hold sticker computer/printer
Book2Net Scanner
BookExpert Scanner (in Digital Initiatives) - Digitisation hardware and software
BookExpert Scanner, Book Expert scanning software
Booknet scanner software
British Museum’s Collection Online

Chat software
Circ-it Software
CMS Midwest tape ordering interface
Collection HQ collection management tool
Dash and Dot (robots)
Decision Center, collection management tool integrated with Sierra for collection data analysis and reports
Desk Tracker at the front desk,
Digital Phone System
Discovery Tools
Docs, used for detailing metadata creation procedures and recommendations
DropBox, used informally among staff to more effectively share documents
Drupal 8 content management system
DSpace (MacSphere)
EBSCO databases, EBSCOhost Library & Information Science Source Database
Edmonton Public Library website, EPL Staff Web, (Bibliocommons)
EBSCO databases to conduct research for articles on library programs for patrons with disabilities
Edmonton Public Library website; EPL Staff Web; (Bibliocommons)
Encore, the library system’s public online discovery layer
Environics Analytics’ Envision5 platform
E-people Scheduling software
GIMP Open source photo editing software
GOBI & Proquest - jobbers for periodical purchasing
Google Apps
Google Docs
Google Drive – Mail, Docs, Sheets
Google Drive and related applications
Google Forms
Google Photo editor
Google Play store - Android devices
Google Scholar
Google Sheets
Google Slides
Google Suite
Green Screen by Do Ink app
Greenscreen/iPad with DoInk app

Hindenburg ( for video editing)
Horizon, Horizon ILS & BiblioCommons
HTML to create icons and widgets

i2S SupraScan Quartz HD large format flatbed scanner
imovie (for video editing)
Instaflix website
Internet Archive, for hosting postcard images
iPad; iPad - Advanced Search; iPad/iPhone – App store, various apps, troubleshooting
Islandora (digital asset management framework that comprises Drupal, Solr, and Fedora)
ISO Standards through IHS Engineering Workbench
Laulima (similar to Eclass)
LBI (Library Bound Inc.), for ordering specific items
LibApps (LibGuides, LibAnswers, LibWizard, LibInsight
LibGuides (creating and editing), LibGuides (Springer interface, in particular, the statistics tool and object design tool)
Library and Archives Canada Databases; Library and Archives email and intranet systems
Library Aware, for making booklist/bookmarks
Library H3lp
Library of Congress: MARC Standards
Library World
LibraryH3lp Webchat
LiveHelp, online library reference tool
Maker Tech: Little bits, Makey Makey, Dash and Dot
Makerspace Bookings
Microsoft 365
Microsoft Excel; Excel - budget spreadsheet
Microsoft Lync/Skype for Business
Microsoft Office – Excel, Word, Outlook, Excel – budget spreadsheet, Publisher
Microsoft Power Point
Microsoft Publisher
Microsoft Sharepoint
NEOS Catalogue

Open Journal Systems
Open source painting software: MyPaint
OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine) – for data cleanup and transformation to other formats
Osmo (app)
OTRM – OpenText Record Management
Overdrive, Overdrive – Digital Library Application
OVID and EBSCO databases (systematic searching)
Oxygen; Oxygen XML Editor 19.0, for XML and XSLT scripts
Photoshop CS5, for enhancing handwritten digital postcards
PLOS, access to open source journals
Point and Shoot Camera
Polaris ILS, Polaris SimplyReports
ProQuest Library & Information Science Abstracts Database
Quiver (app)

Repetier-host for 3D printing.
ResourceMate (a rudimentary ILS)
Self Check-Out and Self Check-In machines
Sheets, for metadata field entry in place of Excel
Sierra, ILS
SilverFast Ai Studio
Sirsi WorkFlows; SirsiDynix Horizon; SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system (ILS) via the desktop client
Skype, Skype for business, Skype meetings
SmartLF Gx+ T56 Large Format Scanner
Smartworks Pro
Sphero robot
SpringShare LibGuides, software designed for creating subject guides
StatCan census data
Statistics maintenance software
Statistics tracking tool
Stop-motion movie maker app
Summon and the classic catalogue
Survey Monkey
Tableau, other visualization software
Thingiverse and Cubicon 3D Printer (minimally while in the MakerSpace)
Triplestore – with search languag SPARQL

Uber Research
University of Alberta Archives
University of Saskatchewan Digital Archives

Video projector and sound system
Visualization Lab, including touch-sensitive display wall
Wacom Intuos drawing tablet
Web of Science
White Hots
Windows Photo Viewer
Work Flows Software, WorkFlows – Circulation and Catalogue Software
World Cat
xtensio (conference program creation)

YooScan scanning software