Thursday, June 28, 2012

QuickTime Player

What is QuickTime?

A powerful multimedia technology with a built-in media player, QuickTime lets you view Internet video, HD movie trailers, and personal media in a wide range of file formats. And it lets you enjoy them in remarkably high quality.

With its simple design and easy-to-use controls, QuickTime Player makes everything you watch even more enjoyable. Its clean, uncluttered interface never gets in the way of what you’re watching. Want to speed through a movie or slow things down? A handy slider lets you set playback from 1/2x to 3x the normal speed. And you can search through individual movie frames quickly.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Software Applications on Public Computers

Here is the list of software applications that are available to our patrons on the public computers with which you should be somewhat familiar:

Windows DVD Maker
Windows Media Player
Snipping Tool
Sticky Notes
Google Earth
Microsoft Suite 2010, which includes
  • Access 2010
  • Excel 2010
  • InfoPath Designer 2010
  • InfoPath Filler 2010
  • OneNote 2010
  • PowerPoint 2010
  • Publisher 2010
  • Word 2010
OverDrive Media Console
Picasa 3
Quick Time Player
QuickTime Picture Viewer
Adobe Digital Editions
Adobe Reader

Internet Storage - Article "How Cloud Storage Works"

If you're wanting to get a better understanding of Cloud Storage (aka Internet Storage), this article has a good amount of information:

How Cloud Storage Works

Don't forget that there are some cloud storage services you may already use (like Google Docs or Flickr) that you might practice saving items to in order to be ready to help patrons with them in the future!

My current favorite cloud storage site is DropBox, which is great for documents you want to access from multiple computers or that you need to share with other people easily.

OverDrive Media Console Review

If you need to review OverDrive Media Console, you might check out the Emedia: A Brave New World document (F) and (G), both of which are Part 3 in the LT_Documents, Emedia A Brave New World folder on the G-Drive.

OverDrive Media Console program installation

For a quick refresher on OverDrive Media Console installation and basic uses, visit the folder below in the G-Drive and select (H) OverDrive Install Presentation

G:\ALL_STAFF_ACCESS\LT_Documents\Emedia A Brave New World

OverDrive Media Console Update (HOT Blog Tip)

I found this interesting tip relating to OverDrive Media Console on the DCL HOT (Hands on Technology) Blog:

Tip from Dianne:
I recently updated Overdrive Media Console on my personal laptop and discovered a new feature. You can now return audio books early.
For more information:
You will need to upgrade to the latest version in order to do this.
May 14, 2012

The DCL HOT Blog has a variety of tips posted by your fellow staff members, as well as lots of information relating to emedia devices.