With some websites (such as Google and Flickr ) making statements today, along with other sites completely shutting down for the day (such as Wikipedia , reddit , and WordPress ), the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect IP Act (PIPA) are gaining mainstream attention. SOPA, in the U.S. House of...
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Wow. There are a LOT of travel websites out there. This is the time of year when blogs and magazines start rounding up some good sites for booking, researching, and deciding on your travel plans, which is a really good thing, because I think most of us would be lost without recommendations in this area...
Noodling around on the web is great fun because in doing so, I sometimes find things that I end up being amazed by, but would otherwise never have thought interesting. The web site wordle.net is one such example. You can enter any text into it - love letters, web pages, emails, anything! - and it will...
Hello out there to everyone in EVPL blogland, I have a dilemma that I could use your help with. Every year I sit down to plan a workshop on useful government documents and websites (more websites than actual documents now-a-days) and every year I get overwhelmed with the glut of information I could offer…...
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There’s a lot that goes into understanding money management, from learning how to budget, to how to save and invest wisely. You have to look in a lot of different places for good advice on these subjects which takes a lot of time. So, the U.S. Financial Literacy and Education Commission decided...
Do you have a laptop? Bring it in on your next visit to the EVPL to take advantage of the following services! Wireless Internet Access Wireless internet access (aka Wi-Fi) is available for free at all locations. If your laptop has a wireless network card (odds are that it does), you'll simply need...
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Library Elf , a free service that library patrons all around the world could use to keep tabs on their & their family's due dates, is no longer free. Check out their announcement here , which details the reasons for the change. Since Library Elf began, we've been adding features to our own...
The US Department of Energy (DOE) and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have developed a fuel economy web site to try and get the word out about the benefits of using more fuel-efficient vehicles. The web site contains an electronic version of the 2009 Fuel Economy Guide , and features updated...
A meta-search engine is a web searcher that sends your inquiry to Google and to other search engines, rather than searching its own database. This review at a "search engine optimization" site (which basically means they're more concerned with results placement than doing effective research...