• About Michael Sauers

    Michael Sauers is currently the Technology Innovation Librarian for the Nebraska Library Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska and has been training librarians in technology for more than 15 years. He has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller. He earned his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael’s twelfth book, Google Search Secrets (w/ Christa Burns) was published October 2013 and has two more books on the way. He has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs Web sites for authors and historical societies, takes many, many photos, and reads more than 100 books a year.

    http://www.travelinlibrarian.info/

    The Spookiest Little Publisher in the World

    by  • October 30, 2014 • Books • 0 Comments

    Cemetery_Dance_logo

    I must say that I am proud to have two forthcoming books that will be published by Cemetery Dance. Like most genre fiction, horror is sometimes art, often craft, and too often (thank you, Internet) crap. Since its early days, Cemetery Dance has had pick of the litter: it receives more than 5,000 stories...

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    Throwback Thuesday: Application of a telereference system to divisional library card catalogs

    by  • October 30, 2014 • Libraries, Tech • 0 Comments

    Application of a telereference system to divisional library card catalogs

    This is an artist’s conception of a proposal to make the card catalog viewable from divisional libraries elsewhere on campus through a closed-circuit TV system. Here are some quotes from “Application of a telereference system to divisional library card catalogs : a feasibility analysis : final report” explaining it. 1. INTRODUCTION On October 2,...

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    Univeristy of Iowa Libraries to digitize 10,000 Science Fiction fanzines

    by  • October 29, 2014 • ebooks, Libraries • 0 Comments

    Havelin Collection

    The University of Iowa Libraries has announced a major digitization initiative, in partnership with the UI Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development. 10,000 science fiction fanzines will be digitized from the James L. “Rusty” Hevelin Collection, representing the entire history of science fiction as a popular genre and providing the...

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    On the next Tech Talk: Using the Arduino to Develop Coding Literacy in Libraries

    by  • October 27, 2014 • Tech • 0 Comments

    Arduino_Uno_-_R3

    In this talk, John LeMasney will discuss the trials, tribulations, and successes of creating and teaching classes on Arduino as programming at several New Jersey libraries across the state. Arduino is an open source hardware platform for learning about and making electronics prototypes to scratch your own itch. It is a well-supported, low-threshold-of-entry approach...

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