RHINELANDER - Starting tomorrow, libraries across the Northwoods will take a giant technological leap forward.
Sahara, the new search engine will go in library's card catalogs north of Wausau.
Ed Hughes, Rhinelander District Library Director, is thrilled for the change.
"We're moving to a new online catalog and it's a lot of work behind the scenes and my staff, but the public won't see that big of a change in fact the
changes that they will see will mostly be for the better. They'll be able to find things easier, it'll be a much better system that we have currently. It looks like it's a simple change but it's not. It's a lot of hard work behind the scenes."
Hard work, but Hughes says its about time, considering the old system was 5 to 6 years old.
"I've worked with this company's innovative interfaces before in another library and they're very good. They're considered the Cadillac of all library systems. We're looking forward to it."
Hughes was quick to compare the new program to software similar to Amazon.
RHINELANDER - Wild Instincts celebrated the release of BBC's "Supercharged Otters," which filmed at Wild Instincts in Rhinelander.
Saturday's viewing at Rouman Cinema in Rhinelander had a complementary showing of the episode.
The episode features otters that spent seven months with Rehabilitation Director Mark Naniot and his team.
The episode gives people a look into the life of an otter.
"Like everything else it's the web of life. Everything's all interconnected and even if it's just the pure enjoyment of watching an otter swim or catch a fish and seeing how playful they are sliding down a mudslide or sliding through the snow that alone is immeasurable really," said Naniot.
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