Software and hardware tools and best practice stories relating to public computer management.
MaintainIT Project of TechSoup
The MaintainIT Project interviews hundreds of librarians, staff, and tech support personnel from across the US about supporting public computers. They publish all of the great ideas they capture from libraries in guides (called Cookbooks) and articles on www.maintainitproject.org.
Learn from the experiences of others so you don't have to reinvent the wheel:
A Cookbook for Small and Rural Libraries
Learn about locking down public computers, use a handy maintenance checklist, and more!
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Recipes for a 5-Star Library
Learn about wireless, print and time management, and laptop checkout programs!
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Library Feature articles
Read articles that delve deep into the experiences of librarians and staff.
Get in touch with the MaintainIT Project
If you haven't yet been interviewed by the MaintainIT Project, contact them now to set up an appointment. Your experiences are valuable! Remember, what may be, "that's nothing!" to you, may be an "aha!" to someone else. Contact Sarah at: maintainit AT techsoup.org