Category Archive: Technology

Configure the Browser for best use of Auto-Graphics VERSO

You may use Chrome or Firefox to run Verso but if settings are changed in IE then Firefox and Chrome should pick up those settings. The basic settings that need to be checked and changed include: Set Pop-ups to: Always open pop-ups in a new window Set Browsing history (cache) to: Every time I visit …

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Fair use of Images on you website posted an excellent article about “Can I Use That Image for My Website or Newsletter?” The article even has a link to find free images. Enjoy..

Those pesky passwords

This  short TED talk  might convince you to redo some or all of your passwords. Lorrie Faith Cranor studied thousands of real passwords to figure out the surprising, very common mistakes that users — and secured sites — make to compromise security. And how, you may ask, did she study thousands of real passwords without …

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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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