• 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.


    What happened when Google discovered I had “Unnatural Outbound Links”

    by  • September 11, 2014 • Tech • 1 Comment

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    On Sunday, August 17th I woke up and checked my e-mail. Within my inbox was the following e-mail from Google: http://www.travelinlibrarian.info/: Unnatural outbound links Google has detected a pattern of artificial or unnatural links on this site. Selling links or participating in link schemes in order to manipulate PageRank is a violation of Google’s...

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    Libraries may digitize books without permission, EU top court rules

    by  • September 11, 2014 • Libraries, Politics & Law • 0 Comments

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    European libraries may digitize books and make them available at electronic reading points without first gaining consent of the copyright holder, the highest European Union court ruled Thursday. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) ruled in a case in which the Technical University of Darmstadt digitized a book published by German...

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    More Library Mashups available for pre-order

    by  • September 10, 2014 • Books • 0 Comments

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    More Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data Edited by Nicole C. Engard (Foreword by Michael P. Sauers) “The thing I liked best about the book was that although the chapters provided the basic info to get you started on the particular mashup being discussed, it stimulated my own thinking about new and...

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    Eaton Collection Receives $3.5-Million

    by  • September 9, 2014 • Libraries • 0 Comments

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    A few weeks ago it looked like the Eaton Science Fiction and Fantasy collection at UC Riverside might get shut down. Well, they’ve received a life-saving gift: The gift comes from the estate of Jay Kay Klein, who worked in advertising for General Electric and Carrier and had a passion for photography and science...

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