As part of its vast collection of literary and historic treasures (the Magna Carta, Leonardo da Vinci’s notebook), the British Library owns some six million sound recordings, including significant theater productions, famous voices (like J.R.R. Tolkien’s), and field recordings of extinct animals. Some of them date back to the earliest and most fragile days of recording technology.
Now, as the Telegraph reports, the library is launching an urgent campaign to digitize and preserve its collection.
Read the full post @ IO9.
I’ve now got a three monitor setup at the office. In setting up how my new desktop displays information, I’ve moved outlook to the far-right screen. Trouble was, the new e-mail alert still appeared in the lower-right corner of the primary (far left) monitor. What I wondered was how I could change the position of the alert. Turns out you can and Tech-Recipes has the answer. Basically:
- Desktop Alert Settings
- Move the alert to where you want it to appear
Check out the full instructions with screenshots @ Tech-Recipes
Amanda Goodman is creating a Google Map of libraries with 3D printers. So far there are a lot of missing pins so, if you’ve got a 3D printer in your library, head on over to the Map, and add your pin.
Note: I’ve embedded the live map above, so if by the time you read this there is a pin or two in Nebraska, that explains why I said there wasn’t.
More info @ Kickstarter