Did Someone Say Holiday Art Projects?

December 15, 2014 | Sumaiya Ahmed

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Aaaah art projects. Holiday art projects. For someone like me who has two left hands when it comes to artistic creativity, those art projects used to be…interesting. Especially for my old Arts teacher, who was summoned every few minutes to explain the steps again. And again. And then ‘just one...

OverDrive Update: OverDrive Account Replaces Adobe ID

October 8, 2014 | Kelli

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OverDrive App Update On September 15th, OverDrive made a much anticipated update to their OverDrive apps for Apple, Android and Windows 8 devices. New users who download and install the OverDrive app on to their mobile device on (or after) that date will not need to create a Adobe ID...

Snapshots in History: September 4: Google Inc. and the Search Revolution

September 5, 2014 | John P.

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(Credit: CNBC – Wevideostube – YouTube - The Google Empire - The Building of Google - The Google Culture – Published on March 21, 2014 – 42:36) (Credit: Wikivoicemedia – YouTube – Google – Published on November 23, 2013 – 53:05) On September 4 and beyond, take a moment to...

Readings on the Internet and Its Influences

September 3, 2014 | John P.

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Like it or not, the Internet has an influential role in disseminating information and shaping societies, both negatively and positively. Some people harken back to a taste of a pre-Internet world, while others use social media and other means to have a citizen’s opportunity to express oneself on the Internet....

OverDrive Update: Personalize Your Display Settings

August 14, 2014 | Kelli

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Last week there were some significant updates to OverDrive. Hopefully you have already read about the new hold suspension and automatic hold checkout features. If not, please find out all about them in the New features for managing your OverDrive eBook holds post on the Web Team blog. Maturity Level:...

Privacy on the Internet: Using Search Engines: Emphasizing Privacy vs. Search Quality

July 25, 2014 | John P.

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(Credit: Glitch Geeks – YouTube – 5 Search Engine Alternatives for Privacy – Published on May 19, 2013 – 9:29) (Credit: Amit Kumar – YouTube – DuckDuckGo – Anonymous Search Engine – Published on March 7, 2014 – 7:12) (Credit: Films4You – YouTube – Extra private searching Startpage. Stop the...

OverDrive Account Verification

July 22, 2014 | Kelli

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Update October 9, 2014 - The OverDrive Account is now required for all OverDrive customers who are downloading eBooks to mobile devices such as an iPad and iPhone as well as Android and Windows 8 devices. Adobe Authorization is no longer required on these mobile devices, but still needed when...

Was the World Cup Side Story about Twitter Vs. Facebook?

July 17, 2014 | Jeff T

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Typically in a sporting event such as the World Cup, one hears stories about alleged fixed matches, villains and heroes, failed chances to win the coveted game, and the political controversies that occur during an internationally televised event. It’s interesting to see that today these stories remain but there are...

Privacy on the Internet: “Being Forgotten” by Search Engines' Results

July 3, 2014 | John P.

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(Credit: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) News, Google must respect 'right to be forgotten': Court of Justice of the European Union ruling highlights free speech vs. privacy debate, May 13, 2014 – URL: http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/World/ID/2456321617/ ) (Credit: Steve Doughty, The Daily Mail, Europe grants the 'right to be forgotten online': EU court...

Canada's Anti-spam Legislation

July 1, 2014 | Yvonne

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Happy Canada’s Day! In addition to July 1st being Canada’s day, July 1st 2014 is also the day most of the government of Canada’s anti-spam legislation comes into effect. Spam is the unwanted messages you receive electronically such as via email. According to the government of Canada, Canada’s anti-spam legislation...