New Software at the Digital Innovation Hub, Toronto Reference Library
To use these, and other tools and tech in the Digital Innovation Hub, all you need is a valid Toronto Public Library card in good standing. You can reserve a workstation for up to two hours per day and you can book up to three days in advance by calling us at 416-393-7007. You can even specify which workstation you need.
Sibelius is the world’s best-selling music notation software. We offer the full bundle which includes Sibelius plus PhotoScore (powerful software you can use to scan in, play back, transpose and print scores, and even save audio files) and AudioScore, the full-featured audio transcription software. With it, you can turn recorded audio or a MIDI or live mic performance into transcribed music notation. Check out these tutorials to learn more. On Mac workstation #4.
ABBYY FineReader is an optical character recognition (OCR) software that provides unmatched text recognition accuracy and conversion capabilities, virtually eliminating retyping and reformatting of documents. Up to 190 languages are supported for text recognition. Learn more about OCR technology and ABBYY FineReader. Available for PC users on workstation #6 and for Mac users on workstation #3.
Scrivener is a powerful content-generation tool for writers that allows you to concentrate on composing and structuring long and difficult documents. While it gives you complete control of the formatting, its focus is on helping you get to the end of that awkward first draft. Learn how to use Scrivener. Currently available on Mac stations #1, 2, 3, and 4.
ZBrush is a digital sculpting and painting program that has revolutionized the 3D industry with its powerful features and intuitive workflows. With the ability to sculpt up to a billion polygons, ZBrush allows you to create limited only by your imagination. Check out the ZClassroom to start learning today. Now available on all four Mac stations.
Learn More - If you are not sure how to use these software programs, try out the tutorial links above or check out Lynda.com, now available for free through the library website when you use your library card and PIN to login: www.tpl.ca/lynda.
Lynda.com includes more than 3,500 video tutorial courses led by experts on web design, software development, photography, business skills, home and small office, project management, 3D + Animation, graphic design audio, music, video editing and more. All free with your Toronto Public Library card!