Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Check out the trial of the resource LearninExpress Library available until October 31, 2011. LearningExpress Library is an innovative, Web-based learning solution that provides patrons, from elementary students to adult learners, with instant access to the most comprehensive collection of test preparation tools, skill-building materials, and career resources available. Over 1,000 online practice tests and interactive skill-building tutorials are available. There are also tutorials and tools for popular software such as Photoshop and Excel, and Admissions and Placement Preparation.Check out this resource on the library's database page and let us know what you think. You can view a demo of LearningExpress Library by clicking on this link.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Got an iPhone or iPod Touch? If you do then you can download Blazer Library's new iPhone app, Blazer, from iTunes.
Paul G. Blazer Library's iPhone app includes access to library resources such as the catalog and other mobile resources that include various databases. In addition, check to see when the library is open, how to contact us with any questions, view library maps, renews items, and connect to us through different social networking sites. The application also has a built in barcode scanner that interprets ISBN barcodes and QR codes.
Click on this link or search "Blazer" in iTunes to download the app.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Got an Anroid device? If you do then you can download Blazer Library's new Android App, PGB Library, from the Android Market.
Paul G. Blazer Library's Android app includes access to library resources such as the catalog and other mobile resources that include various databases. In addition, check to see when the library is open, contact us with any questions, view library maps, renew items, and connect to us through different social networking sites. The applicaiton also has a built in feature that allows you to enter an ISBN barcode and search to see if it is available at Blazer Library.
Click on this link or search "PGB" in the Android Market to download the app. Also, be on the look out for an upcoming iPhone application and redesigned mobile website that are to be released soon.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Tableau was one such tool and it captivated me instantly. The Tableau website promises to "make data a first class citizen on the web". With its easy to use structure - relying wholly on "drag and drop" - Tableau makes it incredibly easy to visualize data via any of your organization's web presences. Below you will find a simple example I created in 15 minutes, demonstrating the increase in use of one of Blazer's subscription databases, Literature Resource Center. With increasing demands for accountability in service (not just within libraries, but within all institutions, really), it is easy to envision the applications for pushing evidence of achievement back to demanding constituents.
After you check out my example, make your own. Visit Tabelau at: http://www.tableausoftware.com/public