Category: Technology

Feb 01

Flickr Four by Four

“There are four Flickr rules and four ways to use Flickr” says Donna F. Ekart, Librarian and the Communications Coordinator for K-State Libraries at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.  As we are now, more than ever, needing to connect libraries with their communities, her third strategy is ” Flickr as community collection.”

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Nov 21

The Public Library, Completely Reimagined

You’ll hear a lot of talk about the “death of the public library” these days. It isn’t simply the perpetual budget crises that many face either. It’s the move to digital literature, and the idea that once there are no more print books (or rather if there are no more print books), the library as …

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Aug 10

Patch Tuesday

Hello all, Yesterday (Aug 9) was Microsoft Patch Tuesday or “Download Tuesday” for the month of August. Keeping you computer software updated is always a good practice. Check for updates this week if you haven’t already done so. More Info from Microsoft: 1. Microsoft update information How to start updates manually: 2. start update: Start …

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Jun 16

Cash for old Kodak equipment

If your library has old digital or film photography equipment, accessories, or printers sitting around, you may be able to get some cash for them from Kodak at: http://www.trade-in-center.com/kodak/.  They accept all brands and will send a prepaid mailing label for the items they can use; if the itmes can’t be traded in, they suggest …

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Jun 01

Crowdsourcing RA | Social Mediator

This is a really interesting article from Library Journal on Readers’ Advisory sources that draw on recommendations from the public. It is the electronic version of looking for a friends name on the check out card. Crowdsourcing RA | Social Mediator.

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May 31

Public libraries’ policies are evolving with e-books

This article appeared ont the Kansas City Star’s website today. By EDWARD M. EVELD The Kansas City Star Illustration by HECTOR CASANOVA | The Kansas City Star The way libraries handle digital books is in flux. Public libraries’ policies are evolving with e-books. The public library has a simple and awesome system. Check out any …

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Mar 03

ALA Statement on E-Books

“In the midst of the economic downturn, the e-book market is expected to nearly triple – from $1 billion in 2010 to more than $2.8 billion by 2015, according to a November 2010 study by Forrester Research. Libraries welcome the opportunity to provide new formats and resources to our communities nationwide. Two-thirds of U.S. public …

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Jan 10

20 Things I learned

Google Chrome has released a book about technologies

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Nov 14

Patch Tuesday: Windows updates

Hello all, Keeping you computer software updated is always a good practice. Check for updates this week if you haven’t already done so. Info from Microsoft: 1. Microsoft update information How to start updates manually: 2. start update: Start > All Programs > Windows Update 3. In Internet Explorer: “Tools” menu > Windows Update Let …

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