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Chrome/Adobe/Ohio Means Jobs fix

We’ve heard from several of you about this issue so I thought I would post the fix. Within Chrome when you try to open a .PDF, sometimes it will bark at you needing Adobe Reader. When we hear about it, the site is often Ohio Means Jobs but it probably happens on other sites, too. You can manually adjust Chrome settings to download the .PDF rather than open with Chrome. The .PDF will open directly in Adobe Reader (which is installed on all public computers).

Unfortunately, we can’t change this administratively because doing so creates another problem.

 

Hold Redelivery Coming Soon to the Ohio Digital Library

Hold redelivery is coming to the Ohio Digital Library (OverDrive), likely between February and April.  The recent update to Libby that includes push notifications is meant to help alert you about holds as a part of this new feature. From our State Library Rep: What is hold redelivery? The downside of automatic checkouts is that …

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Ohio Historic Inventory updated and integrated with public catalog

Brad Spurlock and staff at Hamilton have added all of the .PDFs for Butler County from the Ohio Historic Inventory to the public catalog. There are almost 2500 properties on file. If you haven’t seen these before, I encourage you to review them. You need to be aware of these when a patron is searching for the history of a home. You can search addresses or names of residents, e.g.:

Clicking the link will download a .PDF file.

The former home for these files, http://lanepl.org/ohioweb, is now deprecated.

Changes coming to Lynda.com

This summer, Lynda.com’s parent company LinkedIn will be absorbing the content into a new platform called LinkedIn Learning. LinkedIn Learning will be integrated with other LinkedIn features, and therefore will require Lynda.com users to have a LinkedIn account. The transition is expected to start in late July, with most libraries transitioning in August and September.

What Patrons Will See

  • If a user already has a LinkedIn account, she will log into it, then verify her library card number and PIN. Any Lynda.com history—learning paths saved, playlists compiled, certificates earned—will transfer over.
  • If the patron does not have a LinkedIn account, she will need to create one and complete LinkedIn’s introductory process. After that, she can use her library card and PIN to get access to LinkedIn Learning as above.

Without a LinkedIn account, patrons will not be able to reach Lynda.com content, including any certificates they’ve acquired or courses they’ve completed.

Please visit oplin.ohio.gov/lynda-transition for more information.

Halogen (performance appraisal software) mobile apps

Halogen now provides mobile apps for both iOS and Android. I have not spent much time using the app yet, but I can already see how it would be convenient to capture performance journal notes. You might want to check it out. It will require activation. Log into your account from a browser, click your …

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