You don’t need me to tell you that technology has been mission critical as we all self-isolate during the pandemic. I’ve little doubt that most…
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The CDC director says very aggressive contact tracing will be required to scale back the current measures to contain the spread of COVID-19. Even as…
Thanks to the pandemic, and the fact that it is now free, video conferencing app Zoom is pretty much everywhere. Even my mother-in-law, who is in her 80s, has learned how to use it from her phone for church meetups (and this is someone who can’t even search Google). If you have somehow managed not to use this platform yet, it’s probably just a matter of time.
In response to the pandemic’s shuttering of schools and libraries, the Open Library has become more open, turning the collection into the National Emergency Library. It’s a great boon for readers and learners, but is it legal?
Over the course of two weeks, Ohio library internet traffic dropped from daily peaks over 8 Gigabits per second down to brief spikes that barely…
But, with the advent of COVID-19 and the need for social distancing and self-isolation, many people are just now becoming acquainted with working from home. As expected, some aspects can be more challenging than others.
Now, in 2020, not having a mobile-friendly website is practically unthinkable, especially since more than half of site visitors are looking at the web via their cell phones. But Google is taking things to their inevitably conclusion: its webcrawlers are now indexing by mobile-first.
The 4Cast should be about trends and currents in technology that are relevant to public library services. COVID-19, the current coronavirus strain dominating the headlines and our social media feeds, is not a technology story, but it’s practically all the tech journalists are talking about.
If you’re like me, you probably rarely think about advertisements, other than to possibly figure out how to avoid them. But ads are everywhere, of course, and the entities that create and pay for them are constantly working to make sure that we see even more of them. To this end, companies are trying a variety of new tactics, many including new uses of technology
While Netflix didn’t win big at the Oscars this year, it still has been making headlines. The streaming service has known for some time that the streaming wars would eventually heat up, and some recent news make it evident that Netflix is ready for the competition.