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Category Archives: Digital
Ever wondered what goes into automotive design? Would you like to try your hand with web design/graphics or songwriting? If you’re interested in pursuing a new skill or extending your current abilities, your Gawler Library card will give you the opportunity to access more than 3,000 top quality courses and 136,000 video tutorials!
Using this link Lynda.com from our webpage Gawler Public Library you can access the special library login page. Use your library credentials (barcode and PIN), you will then get access to all of the video tutorials on the Lynda Library database. With so many options available, you’ll no doubt find something to pique your interest to learning something new.
Whether you’re on the go or can visit the site on a PC Lynda can be used anywhere. They have developed multiple platform applications including a smartphone app for customers; Lynda.com Apps. So click the link and find your applicable app for your device. Once downloaded, select Already a member? and this will give you the ability to log in with your organisation Web Portal libraries.sa.gov.au then you will be redirected to a page where you can sign in with your library card details. Once that is done, you’re ready to delve into learning with Lynda.com!
Keen to get a look around how the site works? Click this link for a guided tour of Lynda.com… Lynda.com Tour
The news, is not the civilised activity we used to participate in years ago. We’d purchase a newspaper and read that or sit in front of the television or the radio at a set time and listen in. But not anymore. We are bombarded with ‘news’ constantly. Via social media, radio, television, print media etc. So what can we do to get the news we want to hear about? How do you access the news? What is the news for you? Technology, sports, politics, local events or the social activities of the rich and famous?
There are many apps that will collate your news interests or just apps that deal with specific news information. Below we have listed a few you might find handy…
Free to air television channels have created apps for viewers to watch their content ‘on demand’ wherever and whenever they like. This will include their news broadcasts and in-depth investigative programs. Most of these function on the premise that content will be available for a limited time to view then it will expire and become unavailable. Most of these apps are available not just on smartphones that use Android and iOS, but also for smart tvs, tablet devices, desktop computers and media set top boxes. The following list is for Australian channels.
- ABC News – http://www.abc.net.au/app/
- PLUS7 – Plus7
- Nine Now – https://www.9now.com.au/
- TenPlay – https://tenplay.com.au/
- SBS – https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/
Then we have the print and online media channels like Facebook where almost every news outlet, regardless of how else they broadcast their news, has a ‘page’ that readers can ‘follow’ to get the news ‘hot off the press’ so to speak. Print media apps usually are a collection of news articles and stories that you can access, sometimes for a subscription fee. Some of these can be tailored to your likes and interests so you get news geared especially for you.
- AdelaideNow – http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/
- Apple News – https://www.apple.com/au/news/
- Android & Windows smartphones – you’re best off doing a search in the respective app stores and have a browse to see which general news feed apps will work for you.
Speciality News Apps are plentiful and are usually created for specific subjects or followers like sports teams or codes, business, technology, traveling and Australian teams.
- Australian Soccer team; the Socceroos – https://www.socceroos.com.au/socceroos-app
- Australian Financial Review
- CNET – CNET
- Sports – too many to list here but you can search your app store for your favourite team or code to download and get all the latest news.
So, whether you’re an avid sports fan, globe trotter looking for inspiration or just want to catch up with the days events in your state or local area, there’s an app you can download to keep you informed.
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Exciting News for Overdrive Users!
Overdrive now has a Reading History feature. When you borrow an item it will be automatically added to your history. You can also add titles manually. All the instructions are on their help page here: http://bit.ly/2g7O3XJ