Tech Talk: CES & Libraries 2015

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the largest technology trade shows of its kind, featuring new product releases, updates, and a chance to experience the latest and greatest technologies from companies big and small. Join Brian Pichman of the Evolve Project who attends the show to spread the word about libraries to the exhibitors at CES, securing partnerships on behalf of libraries so that libraries may have more opportunities to innovate and bring new technology in for their patrons. Brian will share his experiences at the Consumer Electronic Show, sharing the top trends at CES, cool tech to watch for, and how this plays a role in libraries.

In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library.

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Saying goodbye to another theme

madYesterday I woke up to a blank page where this site should have been. The WordPress dashboard was available but it had some brand new “upload a file” form fields up at the top. “Hey Blake!!!”

Turns out that the theme I was using was hacked. I don’t know the details but Blake (my server admin) described the theme I’d been using for the past several years (PressWork) as “toxic.”

So, at the moment I’m on the default 2015 theme. Eventually I’ll probably look for a new theme but this is the one I’ve got for now.

Live and learn.

Friday Video: Hyperland

Hyperland is a 50-minute long documentary film about hypertext and surrounding technologies. It was written by Douglas Adams and produced and directed by Max Whitby for BBC Two in 1990. It stars Douglas Adams as a computer user and Tom Baker, with whom Adams had already worked on Doctor Who, as a personification of a software agent. /via Wikipedia

On the next Tech Talk: CES & Libraries 2015

ncompassLiveMed.jpgThe Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is one of the largest technology trade shows of its kind, featuring new product releases, updates, and a chance to experience the latest and greatest technologies from companies big and small. Join Brian Pichman of the Evolve Project who attends the show to spread the word about libraries to the exhibitors at CES, securing partnerships on behalf of libraries so that libraries may have more opportunities to innovate and bring new technology in for their patrons. Brian will share his experiences at the Consumer Electronic Show, sharing the top trends at CES, cool tech to watch for, and how this plays a role in libraries.

In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have your answers.

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