Blog Posts by annetteb

Posted by annetteb on 06/03/17
Are you looking to create a great new video with exciting special effects this summer? Consider using our portable green screen to incorporate exciting backdrops into your newest project. The green screen may be checked out for a one-week period. If you have any questions, feel free to stop by the Tech Learning Center.
Posted by annetteb on 09/04/16
There are so many great ways to enjoy your favorite movies and television shows! One of the most popular ways is through streaming.
Both the Roku 3 and Roku Streaming Stick media players are now available at the Tech Help Desk. With the Roku, you can now stream thousands of movies and TV shows on your HDTV via your home high-speed wifi. Either of these devices will give you a terrific streaming experience. 
Learn more about the Roku here
Posted by annetteb on 06/25/16
Are you thinking about purchasing a tablet or e-reader, but aren't sure where to begin? Consider stopping by the Tech Bar to try out some tablets and e-readers that are currently on the market. We feature two different Kindle Fires, the Nook Color HD, the Nook Color Tablet, the iPad Mini, the Nexus 7, the Nook Glowlight, and the Kindle (black and white). While the devices themselves do not circulate, you are welcome to test them out at the Tech Bar. If you have additional questions, please stop by the Tech Help Desk.
Posted by annetteb on 06/25/16
Are you looking to try out some of our e-book, e-music, or streaming services, but don't have a device to play them on? Consider checking out one of our iPad 2 tablets and familiarize yourself apps such as OverDrive, 3M, Hoopla, and more. The iPad 2 is available for checkout at the Tech Help desk. You can also place one on hold here
Posted by annetteb on 05/19/16
Did you happen to hold on to your floppy discs? Do you have a way of viewing the information that is stored on them?
The Tech Help Desk has one floppy disc reader that can help you view the files saved on your floppy disc and possibly convert them to modern file formats. To use the floppy disc reader, please visit the Tech Help Desk and inquire about it. The floppy disc reader can be connected to a computer or laptop via USB input. 
Posted by annetteb on 05/19/16
Do you like to record podcasts? Are you interested in recording family stories with your relatives? Maybe you're someone who could benefit from recording classroom lectures?
The Zoom H1 Handy Portable Digital Recorder With Accessories could be a great tool for you to utilize. With its simple one-button recording capabilites and backlit LCD display, the portable digital recorder is easy to use. The portable digital recorder is perfect for musicians, journalists, podcasters, and more, and it records high-quality WAV and MP3 files to meet any professional need. Recorded files can easily be transferred to a Mac or PC. 
If you have additional questions, please feel free to stop by the Tech Help Desk.
Posted by annetteb on 05/06/16
Believe it or not, summer is just around the corner! Whether you are planning a fun summer trip or are ready to relax and enjoy the summer locally, one fun way to share what you're up to with your friends and family is through video blogging ("vlogging"). Our Sony Bloggie Cameras can help you create video updates and can allow you to capture footage from your latest adventures. Feel free to call the library or stop by the Tech Help Desk if you have any questions. 
Posted by annetteb on 05/06/16
Are you looking to create a great new video with exciting special effects? Consider using our portable green screen to incorporate exciting backdrops into your project. The green screen is available for check out from the library at this link. If you have any questions, feel free to stop by the Tech Learning Center.  
Posted by annetteb on 11/11/15
Do you enjoy graphic design? If so, consider trying out Adobe Creative Cloud in one of our studio suites
In addition to CS5 and CS6, our studio now features Adobe Creative Cloud. Included in this collection are popular programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Adobe Premiere Pro. If you are unfamiliar with Adobe Creative Cloud, consider booking a 1:1 appointment or attending our tech classes, as you learn about the wonderful new assets to this update. 
For more information, contact the Tech Help Desk.
Posted by annetteb on 11/08/15
Do you have multiple photos and slides that you'd like to digitize? If so, consider using one of our studio spaces as you take on your next digitization project.
The batch scanner is an excellent tool that will allow you to scan multiple photos at once, rather than having to scan each one individually. Your scans can also be touched up nicely with the photo editing software installed on the Mac in Studio A.
Learn more about the studios by contacting the library or stopping by the Tech Help Desk.
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