Posts in “tech” (138)

Here are the Top 10 ebooks downloaded from Free Library's OverDrive Digital Library in April 2013. There were more than 850 ebooks checked out and downloaded for the month! This following list… continue reading

By Peter SM   May 1, 2013   

If you attended any of the recent Philadelphia Book Festival events, or are planning on attending any of the remaining Philadelphia Science Week or Philly Tech Week events, you've probably… continue reading

By Peter SM   April 24, 2013   

Calling all tech enthusiasts, digital strategists, web entrepreneurs, online editors, software developers, web designers, engineers, bloggers, hackers, gamers, students, and gadget geeks all… continue reading

By Peter SM   April 16, 2013    1

If you haven't viewed our Extras page in a while, we've recently updated it with some new spring-themed photos from our various digital collections . Add a touch of spring to your desktop,… continue reading

By Peter SM   April 9, 2013   

In tech news reported right before the Easter holiday last week, it was revealed that Amazon had bought the social reading website Goodreads . The news was posted on Goodreads official blog ,… continue reading

By Peter SM   April 3, 2013   

"Be afraid... Be very afraid." is the newest addition to the ever-expanding collection of interactive online exhibitions featured on the Free Library's website. The exhibition,… continue reading

By Peter SM   March 26, 2013   

Some sad news came across the internet last week as Google posted on their official blog that as of July 1st, 2013 they would be shutting down their Google Reader service . Google Reader is--or… continue reading

By Peter SM   March 21, 2013    1

Back in November 2012, Google updated its Maps service for browsers, as well as Android powered mobile phones and tablets, with indoor maps and floor plans of over 10,000 locations inlcuding… continue reading

By Peter SM   March 12, 2013   

We are excited to present VuFind , the newest version of our online catalog , starting on Wednesday, February 20th! We've been running VuFind in beta since early last year, so some of you may… continue reading

By Peter SM   February 15, 2013    13

The Free Library of Philadelphia yesterday released its first batch of raw data to the OpenDataPhilly project. As discussed in previous blog posts , the "Open Data" initative's goal… continue reading

By Peter SM   February 5, 2013   

If the previous year’s statistics are any indication of what consumers spent money on during the holidays , there is a good chance that you or someone you know may be receiving some sort of… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 18, 2012   

The Free Library of Philadelphia has released the newest version of our mobile site ! The new mobile site (version 3.0) uses responsive web design and provides an optimal viewing experience on all… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 11, 2012   

Picking up from where we left off last week: What does Open Data mean for patrons and customers of the Free Library and what are some of the potential benefits and possibilities? If ever there was… continue reading

By Peter SM   December 4, 2012   

This is the first part in a multi-part series looking at tech news and issues relevant to the Free Library of Philadelphia’s customers and patrons. One of the more recent buzzwords gaining… continue reading

By Peter SM   November 27, 2012   

Lots of kids I know love tablet computers: the bright displays, the multi-touch interfaces and the endless supply of media, games and books available make them big hits with the preschool set.… continue reading

By Joel N.   September 13, 2012    3

  Childhood development experts recommend limiting “screen time” for preschoolers, and for them, screen time refers to any time plopped in front of an electronic device, whether… continue reading

By Sarah S.   September 27, 2011    4

Twitter, the microblogging site that allows anyone and everyone to share their opinion on issues large and small, has been in the news quite a bit the past few years. From Kanye West’s… continue reading

By Sarah S.   May 12, 2011    7

Need a quick answer to a question to settle that office debate? Need to know when Parkway Central Closes or when Northeast Regional Library opens? With the Free Library of Philadelphia's new… continue reading

By Administrator   June 3, 2009    5