What to Do With All Those Photos and Documents?

Recently a patron asked how to take care of photographs, documents, and an old ledger that she had acquired after a death in the family. Looking into it, I realized this question has two elements. First, a fragile or historically significant item should be digitized so it won’t need to be handled any more. Second, the…

Selfie Sticks at the library…seriously

That’s right, you read the title correctly. Your library card grants you access to books, movies, music, astronomy binoculars, GoPros, and now….selfie sticks! You might be asking yourself, “why in the world would a library circulate selfie sticks?” It’s a fair question. But before I answer I should clarify that we’re not just circulating any old…

Jazz Up That Screencast with ScreenFlow

Recently, we added a nifty program called ScreenFlow to the Digital Studio computers. ScreenFlow is a simple video editor with an emphasis on screencasting. With ScreenFlow you can create professional instructional and presentation videos with ease. Screencasting is the process of recording your computer screen’s activity. People screencast all the time for demonstration purposes. For example, at…

Bring Your Cassettes Back to Life

For me, there’s a lot of nostalgia tied up in cassette tapes and I know I’m not alone. I came of age just as cassettes were on their way out to make room for CDs, but everyone still used them here and there for different reasons. Let me tell you about a few of my…