Personal start-page tools

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The use of web-based personal start-page tools in user education, training and other instructional activities.

  • Central Medical Library (CMB) of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG).This is part of a research we are conducting. With our own Netvibes Universe we also want to develop and offer tailor-made library services and a Library Toolbox where users can choose useful search tools, rss-feeds, widgets etc. (More info will follow on our blog. Please read this comparison to know more.)

The tools

  • Netvibes
  • iGoogle
  • Pageflakes
  • Windows Live
  • My Yahoo


  • Pennvibes: example
  • ...