New E-Books & Streaming Videos Up In Digital Catalog Today!

Hi everyone, just a heads up — there are brand new e-books and streaming videos available today in the Digital Catalog!

Here’s a link to a PDF list of those titles!

Newly Added Digital Catalog Titles July 29, 2014

Happy reading & viewing!

Linda

DigLit SSCL logo

P.S. You can download the OverDrive Media Console app for your smartphone or tablet and the access free library e-books, audios and videos through the app, or  you access that same digital catalog on a computer — just click on the following link to browse the titles in the Digital Catalog online:

http://stls.lib.overdrive.com/6DAE98A7-6107-4E5B-B04C-6362DEEDCC7C/10/50/en/Default.htm

Excel Workshop III

If you know a bit about Excel but would like to know even more — join us for part 3 of our Microsoft Excel series!

The program will be held this Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

We’ll be looking at how you sort data, create charts and more!

Join us!
Linda

Excel III Workshop July 30, 2014

New 5 Minute Tech Video – How To Download Freegal Songs To A PC

If you’re a music fan and you don’t have a smartphone or tablet — you can still take advantage of the new Freegal Music Service that offers all library card members of all Southern Tier Library System member libraries, including the Southeast Steuben County Library, the ability to download and keep three free songs per week from the Freegal Music website, found at:

http://stlsny.freegalmusic.com/

To access the video clip that features step by step instructions just click the following link:

The new link with the new step-by-step instructional video will be posted tomorrow, Tuesday, July 29, 2014.

If you have questions about how to use the Freegal Music Service before then please call the library! Call us at 607-936-3713.

Have a great day!

Linda

SSCL

Net Neutrality Is Important! And We Need To Let The F.C.C. Know That!

Net Neutrality is indeed important and we do need to let the U.S. Federal Communications Commission know that we, as U.S. citizens, believe that it is!

And if you’re a bit unsure of what Net Neutrality really is — here is a link to a great article, titled Net Neutrality explained – a big threat to an open internet  that explains the subject in an easy accessible way:

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/networking/1400520/net-neutrality-explained-a-big-threat-to-an-open-internet

 What the issue of Net Neutrality really boils down to is this — in our democracy, in our new modern high tech age where Internet access is increasingly needed by citizens to simply take care of daily business in their educational, professional and personal lives – all Internet traffic should be treat the same; there should not be faster and slower lanes for Internet traffic  that benefit large businesses and Internet Service Providers at the expense of citizens, small business and start-ups.

Net Neutrality is crucial today because if each citizen has access to the Internet at an equal speed, it puts all citizens and business on an equal footing Internet- access-and-speed-wise. And having this equal access to the Internet is crucial for citizens to become, and continue to be, prosperous well-rounded citizens within our society; and for startups and small business to grow and prosper in our country.

And in relation, although Internet service is not currently classified as a utility in the U.S. right now – it should be – because it is just as necessary for all citizens today to have access to an equal-speed Internet connection as it for all of use to have access to electricity.  And the F.C.C. has the ability to reclassify Internet service as a utility…

And if you’d like to offer the F.C.C. (Federal Communications Commission) your two-cents worth on this subject you can!

The F.C.C. is currently accepting comments from citizens on this issue of Net Neutrality, via their website, as a precursor to their next meeting to discuss the subject and just perhaps make a ruling that does indeed destroy Net Neutrality and in its stead establishes faster speed Internet connections that Internet Service Providers can charge consumers and business a premium price for…

Here’s the link to the F.C.C. site where you can offer a comment to the F.C.C. on this issue of Net Neutrality or as they put it Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet:

http://www.fcc.gov/comments

 Have a great day!

Linda Reimer

References

Federal Communications Commission. Send us your comments. Online. Accessed July 9, 2014,

http://www.fcc.gov/comments

Temperton, James. (2014, July 9). Net Neutrality explained – a big threat to an open internet. Expert Reviews. Online. Accessed July 9, 2014,

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/networking/1400520/net-neutrality-explained-a-big-threat-to-an-open-internet

 

 

We’ve Got Mango! An Online Language Resource For All SSCL Patrons

Do you know about Mango?

Mango is a free interactive language learning resource available to all Southeast Steuben County Library patrons!

With Mango you can learn a new language, or, if English isn’t your native language you access interactive material that will assist you in improving your English language skills.

To find out a bit more about how Mango works click on the following link which will take you to a Mango clip found on YouTube:

And to access the Mango Languages resource you can either visit the library’s website found at: http://ssclibrary.org/ or you can click on the following link which will take you directly to the SSCL Mango start page:

http://connect.mangolanguages.com/stls/login?u=862186

If you have questions about how to use Mango just call the library and ask ask us! Or feel free to post questions on our Facebook page.

Have a great day!
Linda
SSCL Digital Literacy Services Dept.