Tag Archives: Put Technology to Work

Arlington Public Library Offers Free Access to Digital Newspaper Collection

The Arlington Public Library is pleased to announce the immediate availability of its new digital newspaper collection. This collection is free to library patrons and is updated daily through NewsBank, an online provider of newspapers. The Library provides Web-based access to current and archived issues of seven full-text Texas newspapers,…

Load Your New Device with Free Content from the Arlington Public Library

Did you get a new device this holiday season? Lucky you! Get the most out of your new phone, tablet, or other device by adding our digital resources. You can explore free learning tools, read current magazines, download e-books and more. The best part is, it’s all free with your…

New Improvements to Digital Library Services Coming in 2019

The Arlington Public Library is putting technology to work and making improvements in 2019 to your digital library experience. Beginning Jan. 2, 2019, the following improvements for digital services will be available: New! Log in to My Account at the top of our website to see your account at a glance.…

City of Arlington Releases New Open Data After Community Survey

The City of Arlington has published new data on its Open Arlington webpage to serve as a valuable resource to residents and the community at large. The City encouraged residents and stakeholders back in August to participate in a brief online Open Data survey, which received nearly 150 responses, to help prioritize the…

City’s Drive.ai Self-Driving Shuttle Service Now Operates Monday-Friday

Arlington residents, employees and visitors have even more opportunities to catch a ride in one of the City’s on-demand, self-driving shuttles. The Drive. ai shuttle service, which launched Oct. 19, now operates between 11 a. m. to 4 p. m. Monday through Friday, in addition to during Cowboys home games and major events at…

Know Your H2O: New Feature Allows Arlington Customers to Monitor Daily Water Usage

The Arlington Water Utilities online account page has a new look and several updated features to let you “Know Your H2O” like never before. For residents with remote read meters, the updated website now includes access to daily water usage totals. Slightly more than half, almost 60,000, of the city’s water…

National Competition Recognizes Arlington Fire Department, Water Utilities

The Arlington Fire Department and Fire Chief Don Crowson recently received a Route Fifty 2018 Navigator Award for the Community Paramedic Program. Route Fifty is a digital publication dedicated to covering innovation in best practices in state and local government. The Navigator Awards, which are divided into five categories, honor innovative individuals…

Data Detox with the Arlington Public Library’s Glass Room Experience

What is personal data in an age when websites, social media, apps and smart devices all collect information on their users? The Glass Room Experience at the Arlington Public Library offers a way for patrons to take control of their online life, data, and smart devices. The Glass Room Experience…

City of Arlington, Texas is Now an Enabled Skill for Amazon Alexa Devices

“Ask City of Arlington” is now a skill for all Amazon Alexa enabled devices! Alexa is a virtual assistant developed by Amazon capable of voice interaction, music playback, making to-do lists, setting alarms, streaming podcasts, playing audio books, and providing weather, traffic, sports, and news updates. Arlington residents can ask basic…