Do Computers Understand Our Emotions?

| By Misam Abbas | No. But computers can make guesses about our emotions, or sentiments, based on what we write and say. Sentiment analysis is the categorization of pieces of text as having varying degrees of  positive or negative sentiment using computational methods. For example, humans can easily see the sentiment of each of … Read more

Gale’s Hackathon: Passionate People Working on New Ideas

| By Aimme Keener | Gale’s credo starts with the statement “We believe in the power and joy of learning,” and the technology team truly embraces this.  Once a month, our team stops all of its day-to-day work on the floor and participates in a hackathon. Hackathons aren’t new.  They have become mainstream in the … Read more

If You’re Reading this Blog, Thank a Techie

eBooks for Techies

Technology-savvy people are the explorers and gladiators of our great Information Age.  Without them, we’d have no blogs, our phones wouldn’t be smart, and none of us would be able to look up the name of that actress we always forget from you-know-that-one-show in a few keystrokes.  The Techie’s thirst for knowledge – whether budding young techies or adult tech users – is boundless.

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You have to start somewhere, help out your beginners!

Idiot Guides and For Dummies ebooks on GVRL for libraries

Meet Connie, a spunky 72-year-old grandma who just received her first computer. Her grandkids want her online, so online she must go! “I don’t know what took me so long and I want to learn everything I can,” she says, “but I guess I’m a little hesitant because I don’t know quite where to start.” We couldn’t think of a better way than an eBook like  Laptops For Seniors For Dummies, 3rd Edition. Connie can read and follow activities on her screen at the same time, it’s a perfect match.

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