Here’s a list of 31 libraries that the Nebraska Library Commission knows about on Facebook. If you’re not on the list leave a comment and we’ll be sure to get you added.
Bellevue Public Library
Blair Public Library
Broken Bow Public Library
Columbus Public Library
Fairfield Public Library
Gretna Public Library
Hartington Public Library
Hastings Public Library
Holdrege Area Public Library
Keene Memorial Library
Lied Imperial Public Library
Lied Pierce Public Library
Lied Randolph Public Library
Lincoln City LIbraries
Morrill Public Library
Norfolk Public Library
Omaha Public Library
O’Neill Public Library
Plattsmouth Public Library
Ravenna Public Library
Raymond A. Whitwer Tilden Public Library
Rushville Public Library
Sargent Township Library
Schuyler Public Library
Seward Memorial Library
Sidney Public Library
South Sioux City Public Library
Springfield Memorial Library
Stanton Public Library
Tekamah Public Library
Ulysses Township Library
If you’ve got automatic updates turned on in Vista (you do, don’t you?) you’ve probably noticed that wonderful warning that your computer is going to automatically reboot in ten minutes.
In general I’m ok with this but the trouble is when I’ve intentionally left my computer running so it can accomplish something that doesn’t need me present, and then reboots while I’m gone due to some updates. I then come home that evening, or sometimes days later, to find the login screen and my program no longer running. (Oh, and I can’t remotely login to my computer either when this happens.)
So, if you’re interested in preventing this from happening just head on over to HowToGeek.com and check out their article on this exact topic. They provide two solutions: one a registry edit, the other a small .exe which will turn this “feature” on and off with just a few clicks.
I do not know if this will work in Windows 7.
If you’re not already familiar with the librarian behind librarian.net here’s your chance to find out more about her. I’ve known Jessamyn for a few years now and I’ must say, she rocks!
At about 5:45 Cory starts talking about eBooks and how he’d like to see libraries making local copies of digital works. Did you know that the Nebraska Library Commission has been doing just that since early 2008?
Cory Doctorow at Internet Librarian International 2009 from Jaap van de Geer on Vimeo.
Here’s another great site featured on a recent episode of Tekzilla Daily: VideoSurf.com
Here’s a neat little YouTube trick I stumbled over.
So you find a YouTube video that’s been embedded in someone’s Web page and you want to embed it in yours. Chances are you click on the video which will load it up the original YouTube.com page and then you find and copy the embed code. Well, did you know that if you right-click on that embedded video you’ll get a “Copy embed html” option?
Ever seen a QR-Code? Those odd-looking “square bar-codes” made up of a bunch of little squares? Did you know that many cell phones today can see one view one through their camera and then react accordingly? Reactions include displaying a message or even sending the user to a URL. If your phone doesn’t do this natively, there are programs that you can add. (On my Windows Mobile phone I’ve installed iNigma to handle QR-Codes.)
The RMIT library in Australia posted a QR-Code on one of their desks and told users that they could win a prize by reading the code. (I know what it says but you need a student number to claim your prize.) What a wonderful way to learn how many of your users know how to take advantage of this technology.
Why not try this in your library? Just head on over to the QR-Code Generator to make your own.