Selections from the toolkits of our librarians
BlueJeans is a cloud based cross platform video conferencing service licensed by the University of Pennsylvania. It can be started and joined via a PC, Mac, smartphone, or regular landline (audio only). Each meeting can accommodate up to 100 participants and supports recording of the meeting and screen/media sharing.
Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor especially useful for typesetting, logo design, and line art.
Free and open-source vector graphics editors editor, which uses the ubiquitous .SVG format as its native filetype. Compatible with Mac, Linux, and Windows.
A powerful screen reader application designed to allow Blind and low-vision users to use electronic resources (for Microsoft Windows).
Take a screenshot or screencast and quickly upload it to the web. Useful for online reference services.
Adobe Photoshop is an industry standard piece of software for image editing. It is used by photographers, graphic designers, web designers, videographers, 3D artists, typographers, students, and others. It is primarily a pixel-based (raster) image editing program, but it does contain some vector graphics editing, text layout, and video capabilities as well.
SketchUp is a great way to create 3D interactive landscapes. You can create buildings, objects, fantasy worlds - anything you can imagine effortlessly. You can also download and adapt 3D objects created by others. SketchUp also has functionality to create walking-tour video to create a tour of your creation as a standard YouTube video.