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How to Transfer Your Gates Children's Games to a New Computer

A couple people have asked me about whether the children's games that were on the original Gates computers were still available somewhere...cheap. The answer is YES. They are available on your very own Gates computer. You can install the programs from your old Gates computers to your new replacement computer by following the instructors in this PDF file entitled How to Copy Children's Games from a Windows NT Gates Library Computer to a new Windows XP Computer .

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Upgrading Your Gates Machine to XP

Courtesy of Web Junction, you can now get the secret ingredients necessary to upgrade your Gates computer to Windows XP. When I say secret ingredients, I mostly mean the instructions, which until now, had been buried in the bowels of the pacomputing website and not made readily available for Californians.

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California Library RFID Survey

Infopeople and the Information Technology Section of the California Library Association conducted a survey of California libraries on their use of, or interest in Radio Frequency Identification (RFID).
Of the 345 libraries invited to particpate, 113 libraries completed the survey. Of the 113, seven of them had implemented RFID systems. Another five were not familiar with the term "RFID."
We've made the survey results available in the new Emerging Technologies section of our Resources page.

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Webcast Season Underway!

In case you missed it, webcast season is well underway at Infopeople.
There have been three webcasts so far and there are several more scheduled. For more on that, stay tuned to /training/webcasts.
In the Now Archived Category, there have been three stunning presentations!
Mary Minow started us off with Privacy Libraries and the Law in which she answers these mystifying questions:

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CLA Member of the Year

Congratulations to our creative, innovative and inspiring leader, Holly Hinman, who was named CLA's Member of the Year!
If you missed the award ceremony, don't worry. We're working on making a video available online (perhaps as an archived webcast!) of Holly receiving the award and her acceptance speech. Stand by!

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AceText

Ever seen this great text editor that Genny Engel of Sonoma County Library turned me on to? It's AceText which is a great tool for anyone who uses word processing or email.
Using AceText, you can save text clips (up to 10,000) and then define the paste order for multiple clips. You can search all or some of your text clips. Clips can be reused easily in e-mails and documents using customizable shortcuts.

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