Tips on Recording Audiobooks with Audacity

While there is a ton of documentation out there for using Audacity, recently, I’ve been recording some audiobooks in Audacity and struggled sometimes to find how to do specific things that are less to do with mixing tracks and more to do with editing a single track. So, here are a few tips and list of helpful resources. Continue reading Tips on Recording Audiobooks with Audacity

Accessible Format Production Part 4: Converting PDF & EPUB to E-Text

This is going to be a fairly short post. I would have combined it with another part but the parts before and after are long enough to need to be their own posts, so here we are.  Continue reading Accessible Format Production Part 4: Converting PDF & EPUB to E-Text

Zipping Files for Distribution: on Mac & In a Batch on Windows 

A lot of users don’t understand the sometimes lack of interoperability of zip files depending on how they zip things. In other cases, someone might know that automating or batch zipping is possible but don’t realize how easy it can be. Continue reading Zipping Files for Distribution: on Mac & In a Batch on Windows 

Using MarcEdit to Populate (Sub)fields Using Data from Fixed Fields

Was supposed to post this last week, but didn’t actually have time. Big thanks to Terry Reese (MarcEdit developer) who helped me over twitter of all things. While not the most complicated, I just couldn’t find any documentation on this, so here it is. Continue reading Using MarcEdit to Populate (Sub)fields Using Data from Fixed Fields

Tips on Making Your Gravity Forms as Accessible as Possible

I’m currently using gravity forms and struggling with the accessibility of it. It sounds like there are no plans to make it accessible, but I know a lot of people use this plugin, so let’s make the best of it. Continue reading Tips on Making Your Gravity Forms as Accessible as Possible

Langara Computer Technology Meetup: Simple Principle for Website Security

The Langara Computer Science department has about 6-7 meetups a year on various technology topics. I had intended to attend one earlier, but this is the first one I got to.

The presentation is to focus on practical website security principles. Continue reading Langara Computer Technology Meetup: Simple Principle for Website Security

Access 2013: It’s dangerous to go alone! How about *we* do this!?

  • Steve Marks, Nick Ruest, Graham Stewart & Amaz Taufique

Everyone has many of the same needs when looking at digital collections: digitization of collections, mixed types of content, preservation, etc. Continue reading Access 2013: It’s dangerous to go alone! How about *we* do this!?