Update: March 21, 2013 Today Connect2Compete launched EveryoneOn, a 3-year national public service campaign to promote the importance of digital literacy skills and increase awareness of and access to free computer and Internet training classes. The key message is to encourage limited or non-Internet users, to learn how to do one thing better online. Public [...]
Do you need to use Office 2010 but just can’t figure out some of the features? The State Library has up-to-date print books, eBooks and databases (online resources) to help. Safari eBooks, located in the OhioLINK eBook Center, are a great way to access information quickly. Picture yourself learning Microsoft Office 2010 [electronic resource] / [...]
Do you have a community need that you think can be addressed by technology? Does your community have a problem that can be solved by working with another type of library? If so, iLEAD USA is for you. iLEAD USA is a grant funded immersive program which aims to help librarians work together to use [...]
Immerse yourself in technology and leadership training through a new program offered by the State Library of Ohio. The State Library of Ohio is pleased to announce that the Illinois State Library has received a $470,000 Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to expand ILEAD U [...]
The recording for the WebJunction webinar “Bridging the Digital Divide” is now available to watch at any time. You can locate the recording, slides, related links and chat log by going to: http://www.webjunction.org/events/webjunction/Bridging_the_Digital_Divide_with_Mobile_Services.html.
OPLIN’s own Laura Solomon will be giving a free webinar on July 12, 2012 at 3:00 on Fine-Tuning Facebook for Libraries. This webinar will allow you to: * Get the lowdown on using Facebook Insights, the built-in metrics application. * See real examples of libraries that showcase the good, the bad and the ugly. * Get [...]
Scientists, historians, and genealogists can celebrate an expanding new online research tool. So far the United States Geological Survey has digitized 90,000 historical topographic maps from its collection of over 200,000 maps dating back to 1884. The Historical Topographic Map Collection website is: http://nationalmap.gov/historical.
Civic Commons is a non-profit initiative that helps governments build and use shared and open technologies to improve public services, transparency, accountability, citizen participation, and management effectiveness, all while saving money. You can view their website and learn more about the organization at the website: http://civiccommons.org/.
With new technologies emerging every day libraries are constantly seeking ways to integrate them into their services. One of these new technologies is QR Codes. QR codes are square barcodes that can hold much more information than traditional “multiple-bar” barcodes. Individuals and companies are using these barcodes to easily and quickly connect people with information [...]
You can now access journals from your iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads though the State Library of Ohio’s subscription to journals from EBSCO. Apps for Android phones and ebook reader apps will be coming soon. To take advantage of this resource and access journal articles from EBSCO: Download the free EBSCO app from iTunes. Access [...]