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Tech Trends w/ Tara: Earth Day Edition

In 1970, Senator Gaylord Nelson championed the creation of Earth Day as a way to bring the public’s growing ecological and environmental concerns to the forefront of the national agenda. We would see the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency in December of that year and the Clean Air and Water Acts ushered in...
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New Alexander Street Press Streaming Video Collections

Loyola Libraries has two new streaming resources: Filmakers Library Online provides award-winning documentaries with relevance across the curriculum—race and gender studies, human rights, globalization and global studies, multiculturalism, international relations, criminal justice, the environment, bioethics, health, political science and current events, psychology, arts, literature, and more. It presents points of view and historical and...
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Tech Trends w/ Tara: Apple’s big education announcement

Today Apple announced its official entrance into the e-textbook field promising to revolutionize education’s outdated, static, and expensive print model.  Here’s a run down of the 3 main parts of today’s announcement.   iBooks 2: Apple released an update for its primary reading application chock full of education enhancements.  These include the ability to...
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Tech Trends w/ Tara: Webpages into Ebooks

Just a quick Tech Trends post as everyone races to holiday gatherings near and far… There is a new Google Chrome browser extension called dotEPUB which allows you to download webpages into EPUB formatted documents.  This means you can find articles on the web, convert them into EPUBs, and download them onto your favorite EPUB-friendly...
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Tech Trends w/ Tara: Holiday Gift Guide

You may refuse to put up holiday decorations or listen to Jingle Bells, but make no mistake: The holiday season is upon us.  I love the holidays as much as the next person.  The lights.  The music.  The copious amounts of glögg <insert festive drink of your ancestors here>.  But I’m not a big fan...
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Tech Trends w/ Tara: Augmented Reality

Even though augmented reality (AR) seems to be popping up everywhere – seemingly out of nowhere – it’s actually been around since the late 80’s.  At its most basic definition, AR is the connecting, overlaying or enhancing of the physical world with digital or virtual information.  (Note: AR is not virtual reality which is...
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