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James Tanner's Blog – December 2010 Archive (4)

A very strange experience

I do not spend as much time as I would like to at the Mesa Regional Family History Center, but I regularly teach classes and help patrons. We have a lot of computers for patron use and a man and a woman came into the center and were sitting down to use a computer. I happened to be the closest missionary/volunteer and so I got the brunt of their extreme displeasure. It seems that the Center has spent considerable time re-designing their start-up screen to make it easier for patrons to find…

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Added by James Tanner on December 10, 2010 at 6:42am — 3 Comments

Google eBooks -- is this the beginning of the end for libraries?



As you can see from this short video, Google eBooks are device

independent. As they say in the movie, "Access all your ebooks

wirelessly, no matter where you go. Google eBooks stores your library

in the digital cloud, so you can read all of your favorite books using

just about any device with an Internet connection. Google eBooks is

compatible with Android phones, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, web browsers

and many supported eReaders. Whenever you open one of… Continue

Added by James Tanner on December 6, 2010 at 6:33pm — 1 Comment

Google eBooks -- is this the beginning of the end for libraries?



As you can see from this short video, Google eBooks are device

independent. As they say in the movie, "Access all your ebooks

wirelessly, no matter where you go. Google eBooks stores your library

in the digital cloud, so you can read all of your favorite books using

just about any device with an Internet connection. Google eBooks is

compatible with Android phones, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, web browsers

and many supported eReaders. Whenever you open one of… Continue

Added by James Tanner on December 6, 2010 at 6:33pm — No Comments

Genealogy - art or science or a mixture of both? Or neither?

After I thought about the relationship of genealogy as a discipline to

either art or science, I decided to look online and see what was there.

To my surprise (not really) it turns out that the subject is not widely

discussed. I did find one Blog post on the subject called "Genealogy is an Art"

from the year 2000. Right out of the chute, I must say that I disagree

with this Blogger's assessment.… Continue

Added by James Tanner on December 4, 2010 at 10:20pm — No Comments

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