October 2, 2007
Web-based file conversion
Many times hospital librarians are expected to also be first tier help desk support yet don’t have the permissions or priviledges needed to really help. From time to time I run across a really neat web-based tool that can help us “techie” librarians help our patrons. Zamzar is one such tool.
Last week a patron had emailed herself a .wps document that she could not open on the hospital computer. We are not allowed to download anything on the pc’s so I did a desperate Google (yes, I used Google. Sue me) and found Zamzar. In 4 easy steps her .wps document was uploaded to Zamzar, converted to a Word document, and emailed to the patron. She was extremely grateful, and I learned something new.