How to Copy a URL from a Browser to Your Phone…08.31.10

31 08 2010




Library Uses QR Codes in Scavenger Hunt…08.31.01

31 08 2010

Big Read Scavenger Hunt with QR Codes:

Excerpted from the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

“…What do I need to participate?

  • A smartphone (like an iPhone or Blackberry)
  • An app on your phone to decode the QR code (some apps include NeoReader and BeeTagg Pro)

When does the contest start?

  • A QR code advertising the contest and directing participants to the bigread.tscpl.org website is already appearing around the library and the community.
  • More QR code clues will appear when the contest begins October 1.

How does the contest work?

  • Beginning Friday, October 1, 2010, the library will display a QR code on the Maltese Falcon book display in the atrium.
  • Sleuths will scan this QR code to reveal the 5 mystery locations, which may include visiting local businesses or organization websites.
  • Sleuths can scan the QR code at each of the 5 locations to gather the 5 clues needed to enter the contest.
  • Once all 5 clues have been obtained, sleuths may investigate the mysteries of the Maltese Falcon and submit their final answers.

When does the contest end?

  • All submissions must be received by October 31, 2010.

What can I win?

  • The first 20 sleuths to crack the codes and submit the correct answers will win a copy of The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett.
  • Every sleuth to successfully complete the Big Read Scavenger Hunt will be entered to win in our grand-prize drawing on November 1.
  • Winners will be contacted and prizes will be available for pickup at the library Reference Desk…”






Is Print Dead – Infographic…08.31.10

31 08 2010





South Carolina State Library YouTube Channel…08.30.10

30 08 2010




Long-Term Preservation Services in a Digital Library environment…08.30.10

30 08 2010

Long-Term Preservation Services in a Digital Library environment





COSLA: eBook Feasibility Study for Public Libraries…08.30.10

30 08 2010

COSLA: eBook Feasibility Study for Public Libraries





NASA Image Collections Now on Flickr…08.30.10

30 08 2010

Mashable! reports today:

“…Three compilations of historic NASA images have been released on The Commons on Flickr, the fruit of a collaborative effort between Flickr, NASA and the Internet Archive.

Although all of the photographs in these sets have been available to the public via NASAimages.org since 2008,NASA on The Commons allows the photographs to be tagged, annotated and given keywords. It also widens the opportunities to share and embed these photographs, ultimately increasing overall awareness of the NASA archives…”








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