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.
MADISON - A campaign ad released early Wednesday morning seems to point toward a likely run at re-election for Gov. Scott Walker.
The 60-second YouTube video shows Walker jogging, riding a motorcycle across Wisconsin, touring manufacturing facilities, and other various stops, many from his time as governor. It also includes a new campaign logo, with Walker's name morphing into a "W" and the slogan "forward" underneath.
Walker hasn't formally announced a bid for re-election yet, nor does the ad itself. However, a source with knowledge about the topic told Newswatch 12 that an announcement from Walker is "forthcoming." The ad ends with Walker asking viewers, "Are you with me?" while riding on his Harley-Davidson.
MADISON - Rhinelander's former police chief just finished the FBI's "crown jewel" of training. Mike Steffes -- who is now the Deputy Administrator of the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Law Enforcement Services --completed the three-week "National Executive Institute" in September.
The academy is designed for executives that lead more than 500 sworn officers and serve populations of 250,000 or more.
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