A little while ago I showed your patrons how to access their reading history, but I forgot to tell them how to update their privacy settings, so here you go. This tutorial video will help your patrons set their reading privacy in the OPAC. As always, if you have an idea for a video, please just let me know and I’ll add it to my list of things to record.
How Search Works
As a trainer I like sites like this new one from Google that show you how stuff works. How Search Works goes in to a lot of detail about how search engines work. I thought it might be a useful resource for those of you who teach web ...
Open Source Options for Education
OSS Watch has published a list of open source options for education that I think might be helpful to many of you. This document presents options for open source software for use in the education sector. Some of these may have uses outside of education, but they are presented ...
Free Koha Intro Webinars
Join me for one of these free Koha introductory webinars!! Date: Thursday, January 10, 2013 Time: 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/616892390 Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM EST Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/188146022 Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2013 Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EST Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/783336894 Learn more about Koha on ByWater's What is ...
Free Intro to Koha 3.10 Webinars
It seems like just yesterday we were offering Koha 3.8 demos, but last week Koha 3.10 was released and so it’s time to start showing you what’s new! Join us for one of the following free Koha 3.10 demo webinars. We’ll cover what Koha can do for your library with ...
Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on Delicious. Sunrise Sunrise combines Facebook, Google Calendar, LinkedIn and more into a nicely designed daily email. Digest powered by RSS Digest
I am always setting up new WordPress sites and the first thing I do – the first thing we all do – is install a set of the same plugins. Now there is a plugin to make it easier to bulk install those favorites! Bulk Plugin Installation is a new plugin that allows you to install one or more plugins simply by typing their names or download URLs in a [ Read More ]
The latest Pew Internet and American Life Project report finds that print book reading is going down and e-book reading up. In the past year, the number of those who read e-books increased from 16% of all Americans ages 16 and older to 23%. At the same time, the number of those who read printed books in the previous 12 months fell from 72% of the population ages 16 and [ Read More ]
Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on Delicious. Library Extension for Chrome As you browse book and e-book titles on Amazon.com, the Library Extension checks your library’s online catalog and displays the availability of that title. If the book is available, you’ll see the details on the right on the page, instantly, with a quick link to your library! Digest powered by RSS Digest
This from ZDNet: The bottom line is Windows 8 PC and laptop sales have been slow. So, what, according to Amazon, in this winter of Windows 8 discontent has been the best selling laptop? It’s Samsung’s ARM-powered, Linux-based Chromebook. Now, I don’t have a Chromebook, so I can’t give you a review, but of the 660 reviews on Amazon over 375 are 5 stars! I know a lot of libraries [ Read More ]
Looks like physical retailers are going to compete with Amazon by matching prices! This from Gizmodo: What’s not ideal for Target is you walking into one of their local stores, testing all of the camcorders, and then buying your pick on Amazon because it’s almost inevitably cheaper there. To combat the problem Target is turning its holiday price-matching policy, which started in November and ended on December 16, into a [ Read More ]
Yet another tutorial video for your patrons. This tutorial will walk you through changing your password in the OPAC. As always, if you have an idea for a video, please just let me know and I’ll add it to my list of things to record.
Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on Delicious. openSIS openSIS, is a free student information system that rivals costly commercial alternatives in looks, functionality, ease of use and administration. Project Fedena Fedena is a free & opensource school management software. Use fedena to efficiently manage students, teachers, employees, courses & all the system & process related to your institution. Epoptes Epoptes is an open source computer lab [ Read More ]
Today I found the following resources and bookmarked them on Delicious. Translate Toolkit & Pootle Pootle is a user-friendly web portal that makes the translation process so much simpler. It allows online translation, work assignment, gives statistics and allows easy volunteer contribution. Zanata Zanata is an web-based system for managing localisation projects. Localisation (L10n) is the process of translating software or documentation into the various local languages used around the [ Read More ]