Providing Technology to Patrons

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Success Stories

  • Coquitlam Public Library: Drowning in PC Management: Could a Linux Solution Save Us? By Kathy Peters on-call technician in systems and circ departments at Coquitlam Public Library.

List of Ideas for Libraries To Try


Blogs/Websites to Watch

  • Computers in Libraries Buyer's Guide
  • Public Access Computing by WebJunction
  • The MaintainIT Project
    • This project is gathering stories about best practices of tech support for public access computing, and will distill the information into a series of free guides for public libraries.

Wi-Fi

  • Here are resources that I maintain related to Wi-Fi:
    • Wireless Libraries Blog
    • Wireless Librarian
  • Louise Alcorn's book is a great resource and theMaintainIT Cookbook: Recipes for a 5-Star Library provides a good overview of wireless issue including examples of best practices.

Security

  • Security from WebJunction

iPods

  • Libraries lending iPods
    • Queens College Music Library
    • St. Joseph County Public Library
    • Thomas Ford Memorial Library
    • Wilbraham Public Library

Specific Blog Posts/Articles to Check Out

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