Archive for December, 2013

Article by Rick Hansen

In a December “App Smart” section of The New York Times, columnist Kit Eaton remembers when we were promised paperless lives with amplified Internet accessibility, and most recently, increased mobile technology.  Freedom from the paper trail has not yet arrived, but Eaton’s review of free and for-purchase mobile applications will help you manage documents and reduce the need to carry around and save physical items.  Click here to read more on the pros and cons of iOS applications such as Readdle’s Scanner Pro, Genius Scan, Perfect OCR, or the Android application Mobile Doc Scanner.

Application Highlights:

Genius Scan

genius-scanUsing your camera on your mobile device, take a picture and store it directly into Genius Scan or utilize your camera’s stored images to import saved pictures.  Genius Scan creates a new PDF file every time an image is uploaded. It also allows you to add to existing documents for multi-page PDFs and helpful organization.


You can also export files as a PDF or JPG through email or iAnnotate (for example).  The bonus Wi-Fi-sync option with a nearby computer is available if you like, and you also have the ability to adjust the resolution of an image.  The free version (Genius Scan “Lite”) has sync limitations with Dropbox, Evernote and other cloud storage providers.

Automatic and manual cropping allows you to make the best of your captured image:


Genius Fax

Genius Fax works directly with Genius Scan to allow for faxing a document, when sharing a PDF is not an option. Genius Fax also makes available a cover page when faxing a file, if desired.  Payment in advance is required for each file, prior to sending the fax.

Here is an example of stored fax transactions, and a welcome homepage:

The application’s mobile cover page allows for straightforward fax submission:


Start Lite

Start Lite allows you to create a PDF from a webpage.  The application will become your web browser for quick “PDFMe” options. Alternatively (and after download), you may enter the letter “S” to the beginning of your Safari webpage and the Start Lite PDF option will automatically begin.  Your PDFs are stored for quick access offline, and with this lite app version, 3 free PDFs can be created everyday.

Below:  See how you may use multiple tabs for browsing and you can use menu bars to toggle between views.


A summary of open webpages appears on the left-menu column.  Swipe the screen to open or close this menu.  Selecting “new tab” opens a new webpage.  Also, view your stored PDF files by selecting “My PDF Files.”

By selecting “My PDF Files,” the right column lists all of your saved PDFs:

Swiping between the three menu pages allows you to see open tabs and webpages (to the far left), stored documents (in the center), and an open document or webpage (on the right):



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The Dartmouth College Library eResources Fair
When:  Tuesday, January 14, 2014   10:00AM – 3:00PM
Where:  Baker Library, Main Hall

Learn how you can get, use and share library resources like video, audio, images and ebooks for your research papers, coursework and enjoyment.  Learn how to use digital information sources and tools for teaching and research. Discover new ways to navigate digital resources. Connect to expert librarians.  Meet representatives from the companies who develop many eresources, such as EBSCO, ProQuest, Elsevier and Alexander Street Press.  Learn how the Dartmouth Digital Library Program creates digital resources from rare materials and supports scholarly publishing.

The Fair is open to all members of the Dartmouth community. Visit 6 of the 11 stations and enter a raffle for gift certificates to the Computer Store, local businesses and more!  Visit all 11 to enter the raffle twice and enter a special additional raffle!

  • Learn to make movies, books, bibliographies, posters and papers using Library eResources.
  • Learn about authoritative digital resources available for research from people who help develop  and market the products
  • Learn about sources of music and images licensed for your use.
  • Learn about tools to find better information faster, and to save, use and cite that information
  • Meet and talk directly with those involved in the creation of these eresources; bring questions, complaints and suggestions for improvement.

Click here for more information

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Why You Hear What You Hear: An Experiential Approach to Sound, Music, and Psychoacoustics
Dana Library
QP461 .H395 2013


Herpetology : An Introductory Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles
Dana Library
QL641 .V58 2014

Principles of Neural Coding
Dana Library
QP356.25 .P75 2013

The Demography of Health and Healthcare
Dana Library
RA409 .P65 2013

Flip Your Classroom:  Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day
Matthews-Fuller Library
LB1044.75 B47 2012

Basics for Evaluating Medical Research Studies:  A Simplified Approach and Why Your Patients Need You to Know This
Matthews-Fuller Library
R852 S76 2013

Essential Reproduction
Matthews-Fuller Library
QL739.23 J64 2013

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