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9 October 2013 - 5:42pm | by Jim Lynch

Libraries offering free Internet access is nothing new. But the Providence Community Library (RI) is taking an innovative leap by allowing patrons to literally check out free home Internet access for a week.

How does Providence do it? They loan out Mobile Beacon hotspot devices.

24 September 2013 - 7:18am | by Jim Lynch

Inspired by the coming of ultra-fast gigabit broadband Internet to their city this year, the Kansas City Public Library has devised something new for public access computing – lending software over the Internet.

4 September 2013 - 8:01am | by Jim Lynch

Facebook’s new Internet.org initiative is a big news item in NPTech and global digital inclusion news. The program aims to develop very low-cost Internet on mobile phones to bring the 4 billion souls on earth who don't yet have Internet to the information age — or is it?

29 May 2013 - 12:00pm | by Jim Lynch

If you’re one of the 300 million or so people who used Hotmail free webmail, you probably know by now that Hotmail is no more and that you’ve been switched over to Outlook.com.

11 March 2013 - 12:40pm | by Jim Lynch

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It's not our first time advocating for charities and libraries in the hallowed halls of the U.S. Congress, but this time I've created a catch phrase that I hope will capture some hearts and minds of policymakers. I call it "humanitarian electronics recycling and refurbishment." Perhaps I should explain.

19 February 2013 - 1:12pm | by Jim Lynch

Windows MultiPoint Server is a thin-client or shared-resource-computing software solution in which one host computer is shared by multiple users simultaneously. Basically, it allows one computer to serve several people in a lab or library at very low cost and with minimum maintenance.

15 February 2013 - 10:59am | by Jim Lynch

Microsoft's Windows MultiPoint Serverthin-client or shared-resource-computing software solution in which one host computer is shared by multiple users simultaneously. Basically, it allows one computer to serve several people in a lab or library at very low cost and with minimum maintenance. Find out more in our upcoming webinar, Lower Your Public Access PC Lab Costs.

24 January 2013 - 12:58pm | by Jim Lynch

It often surprises people when I mention that education accounts for fully one-fifth of nonprofit activity, second only to human services. Of course libraries are all about education in its various forms. There are now a dizzying array of online resources in this area. But what's good, effective, and also entertaining for kids? I think I may have a lead for you.

14 December 2012 - 9:48am | by Jim Lynch

More than any other time of the year it's a great time to tell your compelling library story. To quote a somewhat recent YouTube blog piece, "If a picture is worth a thousand words, then is a video worth a million?" May well be. TechSoup has some tools that may come in handy.

17 April 2012 - 12:32pm | by Jim Lynch

This roster of shocking statistics about wasting paper was originally part of TechSoup's GreenTech Initiative's Reduce Your Paper Use challenge.

These statistics, we hope, convey why it is so important to conserve paper in your organization's office.

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