What's New

.: OCLS ALERTS
.: AMERICAN SONG

Classes

.: FEATURED CLASSES OF THE MONTH
.: NEW CLASSES

Did You Know?

.: DATABASE OF THE MONTH
.: INTERACTIVE QUIZ
.: NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION


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January 1, 2008

Volume 3 Issue 7



Welcome to the Technology @ OCLS January 2008 Newsletter. This month, use the Library’s resources to discover how easy it is to get reminders on your cell phone about your computer class schedules, library materials that are due and other important information about your home library. As the years go by, technology is growing and advancing, so make your New Year’s resolution to keep up with the technology trend.

What's New

.: OCLS Alerts is Here!

Do you want to know when your Library materials are coming due? Would you like to receive a reminder for that computer class for which you've signed up? Now you can by using the OCLS Alerts option in your patron account. It's easy as 1-2-3! It allows you to stay up to date, even on the go. Login to your account and sign up today!

.: American Song

The American Song database has 50,000 tracks that allow you to hear the music from America's past. The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Students assigned to do a report on presidents can listen to the Presidential Campaign Songs from 1789-1996. Songs can be searched for by historic event, instruments, title and even the place of recording.

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Classes

     Featured Classes of the Month

Join us this month and become more efficient with the latest photo editing technologies by learning new skills and techniques. Click on the class name for additional information. Register today!

Photoshop Level 1
Learn graphic concepts and terminology. Become familiar with the basic tools required to edit and retouch digital images. Recommended Prerequisite: Computer Basics Level 1

Photoshop Level 2
Learn how to use selection tools and layers.
Recommended Prerequisite: Photoshop Level 1

Photoshop Level 3
Learn how to create and save graphics for the web.
Recommended Prerequisite: Photoshop Level 2

Photoshop Level 4
Learn how to create an animated web-graphic using ImageReady, a sub-program of Photoshop.
Recommended Prerequisite: Photoshop Level 3

Edit Digital Images using GIMP
Learn how to use basic editing tools to amend digital images and photographs.  GIMP is a free open source application used for editing digital photos.
Recommended Prerequisite: Computer Basics Level 1

Advanced Image Editing using GIMP
Learn how to create an animated web-graphic using ImageReady, a sub-program of Photoshop.
Recommended Prerequisite: Photoshop Level 3

.: Online Classes

Take a live online computer class from your home or office computer. Get on board and register for:

Online Class: What’s New in Microsoft Access 2007
Learn the new features and functionality in Microsoft® Office Access® 2007, including the new user interface; explore the new formatting style of Objects such as tables, queries, forms reports, and much more.

Online Class: What’s New in Microsoft PowerPoint 2007
Learn the new features and functionality in Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® 2007, including the new user interface; explore the improved formatting capabilities such as the galleries, mini toolbars, and much more.

.: Microsoft Office Week

From January 13th through the 18th you can attend the Microsoft training series in Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook.  Space is limited, so register today!

Microsoft Word Series - January 14
This six-class series introduces the basic to advanced features for creating professional documents, including inserting and formatting tables, as well as mail merge.

Microsoft PowerPoint Series – January 15
This four-class series introduces the basic to advanced features for creating professional slide shows with animations and slide transitions.

Microsoft Excel Series - January 16
This six-class series introduces the basic to advanced features for creating professional spreadsheets that include formulas, charts, and pivot tables.

Microsoft Access Series - January 17
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 Outlook Series - January 18
This four-class series introduces the basic to advanced features for creating e-mails, appointments, contact lists, folders, and tasks assignments. .

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 a new class in January!  Below you’ll find the class title and description.  Click on the class title for additional information.

Curso en Línea: Una Introducción a QuickBooks
Aprenda las características básicas de QuickBooks que le ayudarán a comenzar a organizar las finanzas de su negocio o sus finanzas personales. Esta es una clase en línea.
Recomendad Prerrequisito: Excel Balance Sheets

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

 

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Did You Know?

.: Featured Database of the Month

.: SimplyMap It
SimplyMap lets users create maps and reports using powerful demographic, business, and marketing data.  You can locate and combine information on facts such as ages, ethnicity, spending patterns, date, county, city or zip code. There is an online user guide and tutorials that are available once you log in to this powerful and informative database.  To get access to the database, all you need is your Orange County Library card number.

.: Take The Martin Luther King, Jr. Quiz

After the quiz, explore the wide variety of Library’ resources, materials and websites on Martin Luther King, Jr.   

.: Need A New Year’s Resolution?

Check out the Top Ten New Year's Resolutions and find out ways to improve your health, family, and home in the New Year!


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