Archive for the 'Computers' Category

WordCamp Boston 2013 October 25-27, 2013 Microsoft NERD Center Cambridge Mass.

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

WordCamp Boston 2013 is being held on October 25-27, 2013 at the Microsoft NERD Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. WordCamp deals with the WordPress blogging program which this website uses. Beginners and advanced users are welcome. Costs: Full weekend $60.00 Saturday/Sunday $40.00 Friday $20.00 For more info:  http://2013.boston.wordcamp.org/ Posted by Rich

NOBLE Systems Support Specialist Position Deadline Feb 7

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Greetings My library network, NOBLE, is looking for a full-time System Support Specialist. The deadline for applying is Thursday, Feb 7, 2013. Knowledge of Linux operating systems is required, Institution: NOBLE, North Of Boston Library Exchange Job: Systems Support Specialist Duties/Description: Systems Support Specialist needed to participate in operation of servers, networks and software for […]

PodCamp Boston September 24-25 Microsoft NERD Cambridge

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

PodCamp Boston 6 is being held on September 24-25, 2011 at the Microsoft NERD in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cost is $30.00 For those who need a reminder of what PodCamp is all about: “Podcamp is an unconference where newbies and advanced content makers alike come to learn more about and share their knowledge of podcasting, blogging, […]

WorldCat Boston Mashathon September 23-24 Cambridge MA

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

OCLC is holding a two-day WorldCat Mashathon on September 23-24, 2010 at the Microsoft New England Research and Development Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cost is $30. “Join fellow coders for a two-day WorldCat Mashathon at the Microsoft New England Research & Development Center (NERD). Sponsored by the OCLC Developer Network and Brandeis University, the WorldCat […]

Readability software makes reading web articles easier

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Michael Sauers of the Travelin’ Librarian blog had a posting on using Readability software to make reading web articles easier: http://lab.arc90.com/experiments/readability/ He also created an online Readability tutorial using ScreenToaster, an online screen recorder: http://tinyurl.com/2eqxbdx For more info on ScreenToaster: http://www.screentoaster.com/ Posted by Rich

We live in the future: how computers envolved over the years

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

David Rothman of the Davidrothman library blog had a very good posting on March 23 called We live in the future, how computers and related technology evolved over the years: For the whole posting: http://davidrothman.net/2010/03/23/we-live-in-the-future/ Posted by Rich

How to turn a RSS feed into a downloadable ebook with Feedbooks

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

Feedbooks is providing a service that can turn any RSS feed into a downloadable ebook which then can be transfered to your e-reader. Also you can turn that ebook into an audiobook using the Text2Go software. There’s a free 30-day trial period, but there are fees involved. It appears you can create a e-book containing […]

BarCamp Boston April 17-18 MIT Stata Center Cambridge

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

BarCamp Boston 2010 is being held on April 17-18, 2010 at the MIT Stata Center in Cambridge Mass. Registration is free, but they are asking for a voluntary $20 admission fee to cover costs. In case people have forgotten what is a BarCamp conference: “BarCamp is an unConference, organized on the fly by attendees, for […]

Lyrasis Computers In Libraries 2010 Conference Group Discount

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Lyrasis is offering a 50 percent discount for the 25th Computers In Libraries Conference being held at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, Arlington VA between April 12-14, 2010: LYRASIS invites members to attend this year’s Computers in Libraries Conference in Arlington, VA at a major discount. This year’s conference theme is “Information Fluency: Literacy for […]

OLPC Asks for Haiti Support through Donating Unwanted XOs

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

OLPC (One Laptop Per Child) emailed previous donors to encourage donating any unwanted XOs back to the organization to send to Haiti for relief and post-earthquake education efforts. In my circles, I doubt the existence of an unused or unwanted XO, but I have a feeling some folks might be willing to part with their […]