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View Resource Hammerspoon

Hammerspoon is a tool for automating macOS computers, allowing users to write Lua scripts that control applications, windows, the mouse, the keyboard, the screen, wifi and networking, and more. For example, a user could automatically start a set of applications when connecting to a work wifi network and could quit then when connecting to a personal wifi network. Hammerspoon's Getting Started Guide...

View Resource Distributed Proofreaders

The venerable Project Gutenberg (last featured in the 07-02-2010 Scout Report) is well-known for providing open access to ebooks of public domain texts. But how do those free ebooks come into existence? The primary way is through Distributed Proofreaders, a not-for-profit organization founded in 2000 to help support Project Gutenberg's mission of digitizing public domain books. This organization...

View Resource MAA: Problems from Another Time

The study of mathematics has a long and varied history spanning continents and centuries. Instructors might like to draw upon the field's rich and diverse legacy to nudge their students' imaginations and help them understand why various techniques were developed. Problems from Another Time provide readers with a large, outstanding collection of educational resources that present and discuss...

View Resource Center for the Study of the Public Domain

The Center for the Study of the Public Domain (CSPD), part of Duke University Law School, is a pioneer among university centers examining "the contributions of the public domain to speech, culture, science, and innovation." Both casual and academic visitors to their website will find much to capture their attention. Readers may like to start with the Public Domain Day section, where they will...

View Resource HathiTrust: 1923 Publications

The HathiTrust Digital Library is a global partnership between research institutions and libraries around the world, all "committed to the long-term curation and availability of the cultural record." Since its launch in 2008, this repository has grown to include more than 16 million digitized volumes, over six million of which are in the public domain. Here, readers can peruse HathiTrust's...