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Which eReader is for me?

Which eReader is for me? | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Great post by the Winnipeg Public Library about features to consider when buying an eReader!

 

"...we love paper books here at the library, but recognize that there are advantages to eReaders too – they are a portable way to carry LOTS of books at once, and have some nice accessibility features that make reading easier for folks with fading vision. We can’t make your mind up for you, of course, but these are some of the main differences we have found our patrons are interested in comparing."


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Most Interesting Makerspaces in America

Most Interesting Makerspaces in America | More TechBits | Scoop.it
What makes a makerspace interesting? Itʼs not just the size of the shop or the number of active members. Nor is it the selection of tools. Sure, those pieces count, but itʼs how a makerspace slots ...
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Library as Incubator Project at The Bubbler #1 | Library as Incubator Project

Library as Incubator Project at The Bubbler #1 | Library as Incubator Project | More TechBits | Scoop.it

We have the privilege of being artists-in-residence at The Bubbler at Madison Public Library for May and June! This means that for the first time, the Incubator Project “lives” somewhere physical – that isn’t a coffee shop.

In the space, which is the Bubbler headquarters at MPL’s Central Library, we have several projects happening.

 


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What to expect from libraries in the 21st century: Pam Sandlian Smith

Why do we still need libraries in the age of digital, real-time information? 


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What Social Networks Should You Use in 2014? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What Social Networks Should You Use in 2014? [INFOGRAPHIC] | More TechBits | Scoop.it
We’re now into a whole new year – but which social networks should have your full attention this year?

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Amy Williamson's curator insight, February 5, 2:43 AM

A must read for anyone working in social media!

Marianne Naughton's curator insight, February 20, 10:54 AM

Thanks

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 6:16 AM

Do you wonder where to put most of your online time for the best reach to viewers? Here is helpful info to help you decide.

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Full-Featured Free Image Editing Online for Non-Techies with Picadilo

Full-Featured Free Image Editing Online for Non-Techies with Picadilo | More TechBits | Scoop.it

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GIANFRANCO MARINI's curator insight, August 27, 2013 3:30 AM

Picadilo è un editor di immagini web based, si tratta di un web eare che possiede finzionalità complete per il trattamento delle imamgini e non richeide lunghi tempi di apprendimento per poter essere utilizzato. La versione libera non consente di usare gli strumenti di selezione più evoluti e di lavorare con i livelli, per il resto offre tutte el altre funzioni: cropping, resizing, rotate, flip, regolazione luminosità, contrasto, saturazione,esposizione, temperatura colore, selezione, ecc.

E' possibile salvare il lavoro finito e condividerlo.

Timo Ilomäki's curator insight, October 5, 2013 11:44 AM

Usefull online  photo  editor

Therese Dristas's curator insight, October 7, 2013 7:52 AM

This looks like it would be a valuable resource.

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How Thieves Use Social Media To Rob You

How Thieves Use Social Media To Rob You | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Thinking of tweeting about an upcoming holiday? Don’t. Thinking of sharing a photo of your latest grand purchase? Don’t. Thinking of checking in at the airport before your vacation? Don’t.

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JM - Axioma WebLab's curator insight, August 1, 2013 6:34 PM

Take note of this info !.

MeeMetICT's curator insight, October 14, 2013 11:04 PM

Met de vakantie voor de deur wel even de moeite om te bekijken.

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, October 14, 2013 11:36 PM

An infographic with some important information we can share with students

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Remove Any Image Background and Create a Perfect Silhouette in Minutes: ClippingMagic

Remove Any Image Background and Create a Perfect Silhouette in Minutes: ClippingMagic | More TechBits | Scoop.it

 

 


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 2, 2013 8:22 AM

I know I can use this!

Alexis Tzormpatzakis's curator insight, September 4, 2013 7:01 AM

I always needed a fast way to do this. I hope it helps

Danniella Garces's curator insight, October 6, 2013 3:09 PM

las quiero

 

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Best Free Online Image and Photo Editors 2013

Best Free Online Image and Photo Editors 2013 | More TechBits | Scoop.it

 

 


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Robin Good's curator insight, June 17, 2013 12:13 PM



If you are looking for an online image editor, with which to resize, crop, add filters or effects to your images here is my collection of the best free web services you can find out there.


The list includes:

  • BeFunky
  • Ribbet
  • PicFull
  • Fotor
  • Photoshop Express
  • Photozoe
  • Spashup
  • Picmonkey
  • Citrify
  • iPiccy
  • Fotoflexer


Full list: http://pinterest.com/robingood/best-free-online-image-and-photo-editors-2013/









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Back to Basics: Learn to Use Keyboard Shortcuts Like a Ninja

Back to Basics: Learn to Use Keyboard Shortcuts Like a Ninja | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Keyboard shortcuts are the easiest way to do things faster, but with the wide variety of software we all use it's hard to remember all the different shortcuts. In turn, even though we all know shortcuts are useful, few of us bother using them.

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Google Reader Alternatives: Which One Is Best For You? 30 Tools To Choose From

Google Reader Alternatives: Which One Is Best For You? 30 Tools To Choose From | More TechBits | Scoop.it

 

 


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Gerda van Doorn's comment, May 5, 2013 1:01 AM
Another possibility is Symbaloo, great for categorising.
Gianluigi Spagnoli's comment, May 6, 2013 12:39 AM
Tnx for the suggestion.
Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, May 6, 2013 6:10 AM

sooo many choices..

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'Tech Tool Bar' At Cupertino Library Opens Monday

'Tech Tool Bar' At Cupertino Library Opens Monday | More TechBits | Scoop.it

A new project that allows patrons to try eight different tablets, while learning about the library's resources, is being tested in ... where else? The home of Apple.

 

-L.A. Chung


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In the Library with the Lead Pipe » The Digital Public Library of America: Details, the Librarian Response and the Future.

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10 Libraries To Visit With Google Street View

"Although at the very early stage, Google Street View is being used not only outside but also inside buildings. From several institutions and businesses that can benefit from using this advanced tool, bookstores and libraries are the ones that stand out – they offer the magic of being among the best of all friends: books. Being in such a place makes you want read something now.

 

In this post I’d like to introduce you to great libraries, which are most probably not in your neighborhood, but you can visit them in seconds without leaving your chair. It’s the power of the virtual world delivered by Google Street View. No geographical restrictions apply in this case."

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New: Best Online Collaboration Tools - 370+ Tools Organized and Ranked By Category

New: Best Online Collaboration Tools - 370+ Tools Organized and Ranked By Category | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Software tools, web apps and services for online collaboration


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Neil Ferree's curator insight, May 21, 7:29 AM

If you want to be the best, you'll want to learn from the best. 


When @Robin Good says these are the best online collaboration tools, that's a good indicator some of these tools helped him become one of the top content curators on the Scoop.it platform.

Dawn Matheson's curator insight, May 21, 7:51 AM

How cool is this? It is the most comprehensive list I've seen. Thanks to +Robin Good and +Neil Ferree for the info.

Carlos Bisbal's curator insight, May 23, 8:00 AM

Las mejores herramientas de colaboración en línea. Mas de 370 Herramientas organizadas y clasificadas por categorías.

 

Si estás buscando herramientas de colaboración en línea alternativas en este post las tienes disponibles para diferentes tipos de proyectos y propósitos. El directorio contiene más de 370 herramientas de colaboración organizadas en más de 25 categorías diferentes que van desde las videoconferencias a la pantalla compartida, la revisión colaborativa y muchos más.

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“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities”

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“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability.


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Create Your Own 360° Google Maps Street View with Photo Spheres

Create Your Own 360° Google Maps Street View with Photo Spheres | More TechBits | Scoop.it

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Robin Good's curator insight, December 17, 2013 10:58 AM



Thanks to "photo spheres" and Google Maps you can now create your own "street view" of any place on earth.


To do so you must first shoort "photo spheres" with a dedicated app for your Android smartphone or through your DLSR camera


"Creating Street View from your photo spheres is as easy as connecting the dots into what looks like a “constellation” of stars."


You can even connect your photo spheres to our Google's own Street View panoramas.




niftyjock's curator insight, December 17, 2013 5:51 PM

I really like this idea, but how can I use it from an educational position not just a gee whizz that's cool perspective? Any Ideas?

Georges Millet's curator insight, December 18, 2013 5:31 AM

OK for Xmas, vacation pictures are getting more complex but 360° and posted on google maps ... 

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Need to use a 3-D printer? Try your local library. - Washington Post

Need to use a 3-D printer? Try your local library. - Washington Post | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Need to use a 3-D printer? Try your local library.
Washington Post
Cleveland and D.C. are part of an expanding club of public libraries making 3-D printers available to patrons, often as part of a “maker lab” type environment.
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Use open source tools to create your own eBooks | opensource.com

Use open source tools to create your own eBooks | opensource.com | More TechBits | Scoop.it
Opensource.com provides a simple, reliable method for creating eBooks the open source way.

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Speed Dating: A Fast Way to Meet New Technologies | TechSoup for Libraries

Speed Dating: A Fast Way to Meet New Technologies | TechSoup for Libraries | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"You may have heard of speed dating parties. They are popular matchmaking events during which single people have an opportunity to have quick conversations with lots of other single people. If someone meets a person they would like to get to know better during the event, they can arrange another date. Some innovative minds in the New Jersey library world have borrowed from this approach to create Technology Speed Dating, a training format that helped NJ librarians quickly get introduced to lots of new technologies."

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Create Great Image Compositions and Photo Montages with Fotor

Create Great Image Compositions and Photo Montages with Fotor | More TechBits | Scoop.it

 

 


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Robin Good's curator insight, June 13, 2013 10:35 AM



Fotor is a great web-based image editor that is particularly talented at creating photo-montages, image strips and boards, photo cards and other similar image compositions.


The beauty of it is that Fotor connects directly to your Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, Instagram photo accounts, giving you the opportunity to easily find, drag and position your ideal images on the canvas. You can also upload images from your computer and easily crop, rotate or resize it.


Fotor also allows to overlay and position any text messages on your final composition allowin you to create those effective "social flags" for your online fans.


Fotor saves in JPG or PNG format and can post or upload directly your compositions to anyone of your connected social media accounts.


My comment: Excellent image editor for creating image compositions and photo montages. Lots of features and options. Easy to use.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://www.fotor.com/



Training in Business's curator insight, November 19, 2013 9:06 AM

Create Great Image Compositions and Photo Montages with Fotor 

 

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YouTube Adds Slow-Motion Feature

Example video demonstrating YouTube's Slomo effect. Original clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=7XyABF8s5U0


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Ji-young Yoon's comment, May 31, 2013 5:18 AM
This is really nice feature!
Ji-young Yoon's curator insight, May 31, 2013 5:21 AM

Youtube adds slow-motion feature.

When you upload the video on Youtube, you can just push the "Turtle" button to make it slow-motion. Also you can adjust the speed. Slow-motion is simple but effective feature. Now we can easily use it on Youtube. Thanks for Youtube!

 

Josette Williams's curator insight, January 5, 1:15 AM

Slow-Motion video features by YouTube offers extreme impact.

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50 Open Source Tools to Make Your Life Easier | Worldlabel Blog

50 Open Source Tools to Make Your Life Easier | Worldlabel Blog | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"The open source community is vibrant, continually growing, and just loves to create applications and tools to make lives easier. Here are 50 of our favorite open source apps that help us do everything from managing pictures on our computer to learning about Jupiter and Mars..."

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12 Basic Shortcuts That Will Make You An Excel Guru And Add Hours To Your Life

12 Basic Shortcuts That Will Make You An Excel Guru And Add Hours To Your Life | More TechBits | Scoop.it
How to use the most important software in business.

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Increase Circulation of Audiobooks: Build a Bridge From Print @ Library Sparks

Increase Circulation of Audiobooks: Build a Bridge From Print @ Library Sparks | More TechBits | Scoop.it

"In Marketing Strategies Help Vitalize Audiobook Collections, Raya Kuzyk offers great marketing strategies you can use at your library to improve circulation and visibility of audiobooks.

 

(It doesn’t hurt that June is Audiobook Month, and winners of the 2013 Audie Awards will be announced May 30th.)

 

Try these top tips for cross-­promoting audio with other formats..."

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3ders.org - 3D Printing in Libraries Around the World | News & 3D Printing News

3ders.org - 3D Printing in Libraries Around the World | News & 3D Printing News | More TechBits | Scoop.it

Since late 2011, when the Fayetteville Public Library received widespread media attention for its hackerspace, 3D printers slowly began appearing in libraries around the world, particularly in the United States.


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Stats about 3D printing in libraries