afternoonbuzz, Ello, Montana, More: Afternoon Buzz, October 1st, 2014

Tracking Ebola in Liberia, using librarian skills. “Alison Blaine is a UNC Library student employee, a master’s degree student at the UNC School of Information and Library Science, and part of a UNC team helping to track Africa’s Ebola epidemic. At Davis Library, Alison puts her research, information organization, and visualization skills to work as a Carolina Academic Library Associate in the Research Hub. The newly opened Hub provides tools and guidance for UNC researchers to help them bring powerful technologies such as GIS, visualization, and digital humanities to their work.” is officially out of beta.

Have you been getting SnapChat spam? You’re not alone.

If you upgraded to iOS 8.0.1, you might have had some problems. Unfortunately plain old iOS 8 has its own security issue.

Photoshop is coming to Chromebooks… kind of.

Have you tried the new social network Ello? Here’s a guide. I’m on it and have a few invites. If you want one, e-mail me. First come, first serve.

The American Library Association is getting into 3D printing policy. “Over the next coming months, ALA will release a white paper and a series of tip sheets that will help the library community better understand and adapt to the growth of 3D printers, specifically as the new technology relates to intellectual property law and individual liberties.”

Academic library collections in Montana are being brought together through a new partnership. “The collection holdings of 14 academic libraries in Montana are now available through a single online search, thanks to an unprecedented statewide partnership. The new system is made possible by a collaborative effort of the libraries of the four campuses of Montana State University and four campuses of the University of Montana, as well as private colleges, tribal colleges and a community college.”

Facebook is testing a new service that automatically generates slide shows of your trips. Good afternoon, Internet…

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