Category Archive: Technology


We have a Cricut you can use!!  Or, if you already have a Cricut, we have a few cartridges available for you to checkout:

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Help with Tech Plans

Planning the budget requires all aspects of the library’s operation be considered and evaluated. Though technology is not the largest budget line item, planning for technology has become more important since computer and Internet access has become a significant part of library service. Technology takes many forms but a short list of the major components …

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ALA “extremely disappointed” with net neutrality ruling

Today, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Federal Communications Commission overstepped its authority by prohibiting Internet providers from blocking Internet traffic. Barbara Stripling, president of the American Library Association (ALA), released the following statement regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruling on Verizon v. FCC The rest of the …

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Tech Tuesday: Phone line surge.


  We are definitely in thunder storm season. Two libraries have had electrical surges damage their Printer/Fax machines: one last week and a second last night. If your library has a phone line connected directly to a fax machine or to an all in one printer (print, copy, scan & fax) we recommend you consider …

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Tech Tuesday 6/11/2013

“I downloaded a program, I unchecked all the boxes for all this extra junk and now I have something taking over my computer.” Remember back in the day when installing a program from the internet was just simply install, next, next, next, finish? Today with so many companies attempting to track everything they can get …

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QR codes

If you have been wondering about those little square boxes with all the squiggles in them –they are QR codes.  If you’ve been wondering how they might be used in libraries, there is an article in the Summer 2012 issue of the Texas Library Journal that can answer some of your questions.  You can read …

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Technology Grants – 2013

NCKLS is again offering Technology grants for the 2013 calendar year. Technology grants are available to NCKLS member libraries in the 8 taxing counties of Washington, Marshall, Clay, Riley, Dickinson, Morris, Marion and Chase. Libraries may apply for a grant by completing the on-line the 2013 Technology Grant application. Only online applications will be accepted NCKLS …

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What are QR Codes

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QR Codes If you’re not familiar with QR codes, they’re similar to the barcodes used by retailers to track inventory. The difference between the two is the amount of data they can hold/share. Bar codes are linear one-dimensional codes and can only hold up to 20 numerical digits, whereas QR codes are two-dimensional (2D) matrix …

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Tech Tuesday: the Cloud

Alta Vista Clouds

My files, my files:  easy backup, access and sharing using Dropbox for your file storage in the Cloud. How to use…. Dropbox allows you to work with files on your computer (laptop, smart phone or tablet) and have those same files automatically backed up (or synced) to your Dropbox account. Why use.… If you …

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Tech Tuesday- Updates

Happy Tuesday! Today’s topic is updates! If you’re current on your updates then today will no doubt be a bit annoying for you. Of course, MORE UPDATES! I know it’s frustrating, but these are security updates and will help to keep your computers running at their best. So over the next few days don’t forget …

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