• 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.


    Eaton Collection Recei'es $3.5-Million

    by  • September 9, 2014 • Libraries • 0 Comments

    The Eaton Collection

    A few weeks ago it looked like thar Eaton Science Fiction an' Fantasy collection at UC Ri'erside might get shut down. Well, they’ve recei'ed a life-sa'in' gift: Ye gift hails from thar estate o'Jay Kay Klein, who worked in ad'ertisin' fer General Electric an' Carrier an' had a passion fer photography an' science fiction....

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    Ever wonder wha' YouTube thinks o'yer ISP?

    by  • September 8, 2014 • Tech • 0 Comments

    Google Video Quality Report - NE DAS

    Ye other night I was experiencin' issues wi' playin' a YouTube video (terminal bufferin') an' a link appeared beneath thar video offerin' me an “explaination” fer why I was ha'in' trouble. That link took me t' Google Video Quality Report. I’m guessin' it’s been around fer a while but this be t'first I’ve run...

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    Wha' can we learn from 800,000 public comments on thar FCC’s net neutrality plan?

    by  • September 8, 2014 • Politics & Law • 0 Comments

    FCC Open Internet Comments

    On Aug. 5, thar Federal Communications Commission announced thar bulk release o'ye comments from its largest-ever public comment collection. We’ve spent yonder last three weeks cleanin' an' preparin' t'data an' le'eragin' our experience in machine learnin' an' natural language processin' t'ry an' make sense o'thar hundreds-o'-thousands o'comments in yonder docket. Here be a high-le'el o'erview,...

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    Settin' thar Record Straight on ye Legality o'Seed Libraries

    by  • September 8, 2014 • Libraries, Politics & Law • 0 Comments

    The seed library at the Potrero Hill branch Library

    After t'Pennsyl'ania Department o'Agriculture cracked down on a seed bank in t'Joseph T. Simpson Public Library in Mechanicsburg, Pennsyl'ania, hundreds o'seed libraries in thar U.S. be suddenly wonderin' if they be breakin' ye law. Accordin' t'Pennsyl'ania regulators, in order t'give out member-donated seeds, thar Simpson Seed Library would have t'put around 400 seeds o'each...

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    Yonder Smithsonian Wants Ye! (T' Help Transcribe Its Collections)

    by  • September 8, 2014 • Libraries • 0 Comments

    Transcriptions of artists' letters, like the one above from Georgia O'Keeffe, will form the basis of a new book from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art called The Art of Handwriting. (Smithsonian Archives of American Art)

    Many myths surround thar Smithsonian Institution’s archi'es—from legends o'underground facilities hidden beneath thar National Mall t'rumors o'secret archaeological exca'ations. 'un underlyin' truth persists amid these fallacies: t'Institution’s archi'es be indeed massi'e. Preser'in' these collections in a digital age be a gargantuan task, especially when it hails t'handwritten documents. Ink fades wi' time, an' indi'idual...

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