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OCLS - Technology @OCLS November 2007

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Did You Know?



November 1, 2007

Volume 3 Issue 5

Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS November 2007 Newsletter. This month, use the Library’s resources to explore the ancient history and culture of Florida, hear a book on the new CD format and find out how to create maps and reports for your business or personal needs. Also expand your computer skills by taking either an online class or attend a class at one of our locations!

What's New

.: Checkout Our Latest Audiobook Format

So what is an MP3 CD? It is a book on compact disc in MP3 format. Generally books that would normally take 10-12 discs are now on one disc. You can also download them to your computer and put them on your portable MP3 player (even your iPod!). Take a look at all the MP3 CDs that are available for checkout from select locations.

.:Meet the First Floridians

Learn all about Native Americans through our Virtual Gallery which has some new features. It now includes a section for kids and teens as well as areas for educators, recommended reading, history & culture, library resources, Native Americans today, and a map that displays where the tribes lived in Florida with links to information about the tribes.

.:Simply Map It!

SimplyMap lets users create maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data. Using SimplyMap you can locate and combine information on facts such as ages, ethnicity, spending patterns, date, county, city or zip code.

.: InfoTrac OneFile Renamed

Formerly known as InfoTrac, General OneFile is your one-stop source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, consumer issues, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics.

Check out General OneFile today!

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     Featured Classes of the Month

Join us this month and be trained on different software programs to help organize your small business or personal finances. Learn how to create your company profile, record transactions and print out financial reports using QuickBooks. Click on the class name for additional information. Register today!

QuickBooks Pro 2006 Basics
Learn the basic features of QuickBooks Pro and how it can be used to organize your business or personal finances. Recommended Prerequisite: Excel Balance Sheets

QuickBooks Pro 2006 Level 1
Learn how to setup a new company profile including the Vendor Center, Customer Center and adding Items. Recommended Prerequisite: QuickBooks Pro 2006 Basics

QuickBooks Pro 2006 Level 2
Learn how to record different types of business transactions such as posting accounts payable and accounts receivable. Recommended Prerequisite: QuickBooks Pro 2006 Level 1

.: Online Classes

Take a live virtual computer class from your home or office computer. Get on board and register today!

Online Class: An Introduction to QuickBooks
Learn the basic features of QuickBooks to get started in organizing your business or personal finances.

Curso en Linea: Creando su Resumé (Hoja de Vida)
Utilice las plantillas de Microsoft Word para crear un resumé profesional. Recomendado Para Adultos

Klas sou Entenèt: Ekri Rezumé (CV)
Itilize Microsoft Word pou kreye yon rezime profesyonèl osinon yon CV profesyonèl lè ou ap aplike pou travay.

.: Microsoft Office Week

From November 11th through the 16th you can attend the Microsoft training series in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access and Outlook. Space is limited, so register today!

Microsoft Publisher Series – November 11
This two-class series introduces the basic to advanced features for creating professional publications such as newsletters, calendars and business cards.

Microsoft Word Series - November 13
This four-class series introduces the basic to advanced features for creating professional documents including inserting and formatting tables as well as mail merge.

Microsoft Excel Series - November 14
This six-class series introduces the basic to advanced features for creating professional spreadsheets which include formulas, charts and pivot tables.

Microsoft Access Series - November 15
This five-class series introduces the basic to advanced features for creating a database to track and present data with tables, queries, forms and reports.

Microsoft PowerPoint Series – November 16
This four-class series introduces the basic to advanced features for creating professional slide shows with animations and slide transitions.

For more information or to sign up for classes at any of our locations call 407.835.7323 or visit our website.

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     New Classes

The Library will be offering two new classes in November! Below you’ll find the class names and description. Click on the class name for additional information.

Web Design Basics
Learners will gain knowledge of web design process, web standards, and code validation. Recommended Prerequisite: Computer Basics Level 1

Advanced Image Editing Using GIMP
Edit and restore digital photographs. Learn how to use selections as well as layer masks. Recommended Prerequisite: Edit Digital Images Using Gimp.

For registration information, visit our online calendar or call 407.835.7323.


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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

Small Business Resource Center: The Total Solution For Entrepreneurs
Check out this comprehensive database which covers all major areas of starting, operating and maintaining a small business. The database includes areas in financing, management, marketing, accounting, and taxes.

.: Check Out The Virtual Home Interactive Tool And Get Tips On Buying Or Selling Your Home

Visit the Real Estate Virtual Gallery and get FREE advice on how to make your home look its best before you place it on the market. Come check out all the resources available at the Orange County Library System today!

.: Become A TypingMaster

Learn how to type or improve your typing skills! TypingMaster Online is a web-based typing tutor featuring courses for the alpha-numeric keyboard, numeric keypad, and special marks. TypingMaster uses keyboard drills, timed exercises, review exercises, typing tests, and games to help you master your typing skills. We also offer computer classes on learning how to type. To reserve a seat register today!

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