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  1. Tuesday Tech Tip: Play your Google docs like a movieRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 11 | Travelin' Librarian

    If you've ever typed anything into a Google Doc, you can now play it back as if it were a movie - like traveling through time to look over your own shoulder as you write. This is possible because every document written in Google Docs since about May 2010 has a revision history that tracks every change, by every user, with timestamps accurate to the microsecond; these histories are available to anyone with "Edit" permissions; and I have written a piece of software that can find, decode, and rebuild the history for any given document.

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  2. The Spookiest Little Publisher in the WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 30 | Travelin' Librarian

    Like most genre fiction, horror is sometimes art, often craft, and too often crap. Since its early days, Cemetery Dance has had pick of the litter: it receives more than 5,000 stories every time it opens submissions.

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  3. Throwback Thuesday: Application of a telereference system to divisional library card catalogsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Oct 30 | Travelin' Librarian

    This is an artist's conception of a proposal to make the card catalog viewable from divisional libraries elsewhere on campus through a closed-circuit TV system. Here are some quotes from " Application of a telereference system to divisional library card catalogs : a feasibility analysis : final report " explaining it.

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  4. Univeristy of Iowa Libraries to digitize 10,000 Science Fiction fanzinesRead the original story

    Wednesday Oct 29 | Travelin' Librarian

    The University of Iowa Libraries has announced a major digitization initiative, in partnership with the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development . 10,000 science fiction fanzines will be digitized from the James L. "Rusty" Hevelin Collection, representing the entire history of science fiction as a popular genre and providing the content for a database that documents the development of science fiction fandom "Nothing on this scale has been attempted with fanzines before, and we are thrilled to be able to finally address the concern we have been hearing for years from fans and scholars, to find a way to enable them to discover exactly what these pieces contain," says Greg Prickman, head of special collections.

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  5. On the next Tech Talk: Using the Arduino to Develop Coding Literacy in LibrariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Oct 27 | Travelin' Librarian

    In this talk, John LeMasney will discuss the trials, tribulations, and successes of creating and teaching classes on Arduino as programming at several New Jersey libraries across the state. Arduino is an open source hardware platform for learning about and making electronics prototypes to scratch your own itch.

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  6. National Library of Medicine Joins The Commons on FlickrRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2014 | Travelin' Librarian

    The National Library of Medicine is pleased to announce that it is now a participating institution of the Commons on Flickr . The Commons on Flickr was launched in 2008 as a pilot project in partnership with the Library of Congress in order to increase access to publicly-held photography collections and to invite the general public to provide information about the collections.

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  7. anonabox : a Tor hardware routerRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 16, 2014 | Travelin' Librarian

    So what IS the anonabox? The anonabox is a networking device that provides anonymous Internet access and encryption, and helps to bypass censorship in places where access to the Internet is limited. Reliable Anonymity The anonabox has been developed and refined for the sole purpose of running the open source software Tor, considered the best and most secure way to access the Internet anonymously.

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  8. Tuesday Tech Tip: Gif your PowerPointsRead the original story

    Sep 23, 2014 | Travelin' Librarian

    Have you ever wanted to turn your PowerPoint presentation into an animated Gif? Me neither, but now you can with GifDeck . Just upload your file to SlideShare then give the SlideShare URL to GifDeck.

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  9. Complete archive of Partisan Review now onlineRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 | Travelin' Librarian

    Founded in 1934 , Partisan Review magazine was one of the most significant cultural literary journals in the U.S. Throughout its 69-year history , Partisan Review editors and contributors have viewed critically both liberal and conservative agendas. Apart from an early connection to the Communist Party, it has eschewed party affiliation.

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  10. Federal Court Holds 'Browsewrap' Agreement UnenforceableRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 | Travelin' Librarian

    In a decision that raises questions about the legality of "browsewrap" agreements on ecommerce websites, a California court ruled that a browsewrap agreement in the form of a hyperlink to a separate webpage is not enforceable. The decision in the case of Nguyen vs. Barnes & Noble, Inc. found that even though there was a "conspicuous hyperlink" to the website's terms and conditions in which the website did not require the user to affirmatively agree to the terms, those terms were not enforceable.

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  11. Harper Collins starts watermarking eBooksRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 16, 2014 | Travelin' Librarian

    This week HarperCollins and anti-piracy company Digimarc announced the debut of a new ebook watermarking system to enable the identification of leak points in the company's supply chain. TorrentFreak caught up with the publisher to learn about its new anti-piracy solution and its overall anti-piracy strategy Called Guardian Watermarking for Publishing, the system embeds all but invisible markers into ebooks.

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  12. More Library Mashups available for pre-orderRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 10, 2014 | Travelin' Librarian

    More Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data Edited by Nicole C. Engard "The thing I liked best about the book was that although the chapters provided the basic info to get you started on the particular mashup being discussed, it stimulated my own thinking about new and different mashups that we could pursue. And a book that makes you think beyond the content of its pages is a good book indeed."

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  13. The Smithsonian Wants YouRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2014 | Travelin' Librarian

    Transcriptions of artists' letters, like the one above from Georgia O'Keeffe, will form the basis of a new book from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art called The Art of Handwriting. Many myths surround the Smithsonian Institution's archives-from legends of underground facilities hidden beneath the National Mall to rumors of secret archaeological excavations.

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  14. Setting the Record Straight on the Legality of Seed LibrariesRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 8, 2014 | Travelin' Librarian

    After the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture cracked down on a seed bank in the Joseph T. Simpson Public Library in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania , hundreds of seed libraries in the U.S. are suddenly wondering if they are breaking the law. According to Pennsylvania regulators , in order to give out member-donated seeds, the Simpson Seed Library would have to put around 400 seeds of each variety through impractical seed testing procedures in order to determine quality, germination rate, and so on.

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  15. Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: RFID, Checkout Kiosks, Security Gates, ...Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 27, 2014 | Travelin' Librarian

    In May 2014, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library went through an RFID conversion process.

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  16. On the next Tech Talk: RFID, Checkout Kiosks, Security Gates, and a a New Way to Check OutRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 22, 2014 | Travelin' Librarian

    Join us for next week's NCompass Live: "Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: RFID, Checkout Kiosks, Security Gates, and a a New Way to Check Out", on Wednesday, August 27, 10:00-11:00 am Central Time.

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  17. A brief history of USBRead the original story

    Aug 20, 2014 | Travelin' Librarian

    Like all technology, USB has evolved over time. Despite being a "Universal" Serial Bus, in its 18-or-so years on the market it has spawned multiple versions with different connection speeds and many, many types of cables.

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  18. The Most Wanted Man in the WorldRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2014 | Travelin' Librarian

    I confess to feeling some kinship with Snowden. Like him, I was assigned to a National Security Agency unit in Hawaii-in my case, as part of three years of active duty in the Navy during the Vietnam War.

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  19. Might we loose the Eaton SF/F archive?Read the original story w/Photo

    Aug 13, 2014 | Travelin' Librarian

    So I'm sad to have to report that new library administration doesn't seem to appreciate the value of the Eaton Collection or the expertise that goes into it.

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  20. Diversity in the library workplace surveyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 25, 2014 | Travelin' Librarian

    We'd like your input on diversity in the library workplace for our research. We have a short survey that we hope you will complete.

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