Fix the Caps Lock problem with Toggle Keys

The caps lock button, which causes everything you type to be in capital letters, is often pressed by accident. The results aren’t life threatening, but having to retype a sentence or two can really tick me off. Many have looked all over the internet for a way to warn them when the Caps Lock key is mistakenly pressed.
It turns out that the answer is right inside Windows! Windows has a feature called “Toggle Keys”. When the toggle keys feature is enabled your computer emits a beep when the caps lock or num lock keys are pressed, and a different beep when they are pressed a second time to turn them off => from the Pivotal Personal Best ezine this week (available until 13th June) http://bit.ly/jnAOxS

“A Day Made of Glass”

Sometimes I overlook the huge role glass plays in my life – that’s for sure. But I’m intrigued with this technology!!

Watch “A Day Made of Glass” and take a look at Corning’s vision for the future with specialty glass at the heart of it.

From Pivotal Magazine – Improve Your Website’s Reputation

If you’re ignoring your link popularity–the number and quality of other sites that link to yours–your search engine rankings will suffer. Find out what makes good links and how to get them. => http://bit.ly/bz2D2o

From the kids blog – Inkys, Where the Wild Things are, Text to voice

The Inkys are Australia’s only teenage choice book award

See the 2010 shortlist and longlist, where to vote, and a display competition for schools and libraries
http://bit.ly/ci8gZd

Maurice Sendak reads his book “Where the wild things are” and so does Barak Obama – videos => http://bit.ly/dzuIYH

Free Software that converts text to voice – reads text directly from other applications, without copying or pasting Free downloads available => http://bit.ly/9j4njR

Best library practices using cutting-edge technology

Washington, D.C. – The American Library Association (ALA) Office for Information
Technology Policy (OITP) is once again soliciting nominations for best library
practices using cutting-edge technology.

Last year, OITP’s America’s Libraries for the 21st Century Subcommittee launched
the “cutting-edge” contest to showcase libraries that serve their communities with
novel and innovative methods and to provide the library community with some
successful models for delivering quality library services in new ways.

Christine Lind Hage, chair of the subcommittee, said the wide response to the 2009
call was so inspiring, the subcommittee knew another contest was in order. Last
year, three libraries were cited for their outstanding work.

“These winners showed that libraries of all sizes can do innovative projects that
are worthy of replication across library types,” Hage said.

“With all the creative technological work being done in libraries, I’m sure that
this year we’ll see some exciting apps, projects or services that we’ll want to
showcase.”

Nominations should be sent to the American Library Association, Office for
Information Technology Policy, 1615 New Hampshire Avenue NW, 1st Floor, Washington,
D.C. 20009 or to ainouye@alawash.org by November 1, 2010. Details for the
nomination process are available on the OITP
website.

The subcommittee will review all nominations and conduct selected interviews or
site visits to identify those libraries that are truly offering a best practice or
most innovative service. Libraries or library service areas selected will be
publicized via the OITP website, highlighted through ALA publications, and featured
in a program at the ALA Annual Conference in 2011.

For questions, contact:
Christine Lind Hage, Director
Rochester Hills Public Library
500 Olde Towne Road
Rochester, MI 48307-2043
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Christine.Hage@rhpl.org

Pam Berger
Director of Information and
School Library System
Southern Westchester BOCES
Elmsford, New York 10530
pberger@swboces.org