"As the world shifts to the digital age, a knowledge of computers is becoming an essential part of life.
The group having possibly the hardest transition is the elderly. The technology hasn't been a part of their lives as much as it has for younger people.
To help the elderly ease into the digital world, local libraries offer assistance to learn the ever advancing technology. Whether it is computers or e-readers, library staffs deal with people trying to find comfort using these tools on a daily basis.
At the Frackville Free Public Library, free computer classes are held from 10 to 11 a.m. every Thursday for people ages 55 and older. The hour is designated to help people learn basic computer skills, such as operating the machine or using the Internet."
Future Library is a non-profit organization funded by the Stavros Niarchos Foundationwhich aims to develop a sustainable network of public and municipal libraries to act as unique hubs for creativity, innovation and learning across Greece. Over the last two years, Future Library with the collaboration of Google, Aarchus City Library and the Mozilla Foundation have been working on the creation of Media Labs in nine public libraries to reinforce their significance as knowledge, creativity and interaction-promoting centres. Within a Media Lab, people can get immersed in a range of creative activities such as producing a video, recording a song, creating a digital story and accessing exclusive digital content in an attractive and comfortable space. Library staff, trained by Future Library, support these activities by creating new youth-oriented services and working with people and organizations across their region.
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There are so many stories about Australia yet to be told. Trove’s job is to help you find them.
In preparation for this shiny new blog we spent a fair bit of time hunting through the Trove pictures zone looking for an image we could use to represent what it is we actually do. What is Trove? You can see one of the photos we found below. This, I suspect, is how many of our users see us – purveyors of Australian newspapers to the world. And fair enough. The Trove newspapers zone currently contains more than 120 million articles and receives about 70% of our web traffic. But Trove is much more.
"The Wellcome Library recently made more than 100,000 drawings, photographs, paintings, and advertisements available to the world under Creative Commons licensing. The images available through the Wellcome Images library are primarily of a historic nature. You can browse the galleries or search for images by keyword."
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By Paul Sawers If you have a penchant for perusing historical broadcasts, then you might just like PopUp Archive. Launched last week in cahoots with the Public Radio Exchange, PopUp Archive serves up thousands of hours of lost radio broadcasts, including interviews with some well-known names – check out Buster Keaton explaining silent film captioning to Studs Terkel. PopUp Archive’s technology ‘listens’ to the audio, tags and timestamps it, thus making it searchable by keywords. So if an old interview is uploaded without any accompanying notes, this makes it possible for you to carry out broad searches on its database for mentions of names and events within the broadcast.