Submitted by Brenda Hough on 6 September 2013 - 10:15am
Thinking about making tablets available in your library? Wondering how other libraries are handling the logistics? In this series, we will be featuring stories shared with us by libraries around the continent. In this first article, Kim Fletcher, Karen Allen, and Aaron Brumley discuss the implementation of tablets at the Lawrence Public Library (KS).
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 21 May 2013 - 7:56am
Silver Lake, Kansas is a town with a population of 1,439 people (according to the 2010 Census). Thanks to the local library, there’s a whole lot of building going on in the community… and I’m not just talking about renovations and an expansion at the library. Youth in the community have been visiting the library to play Minecraft, a game that allows them to build almost anything they can imagine.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 4 February 2013 - 3:18pm
Why was I thinking about the Library Edge technology benchmarks while watching a Super Bowl ad? The connection was sparked by the RAM trucks farmer commercial. Here in Kansas, pride in farmers and their work is something people think and talk about on a regular basis.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 17 September 2012 - 2:19pm
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 17 August 2012 - 12:15pm
Every year, the Northeast Kansas Library System hosts a Technology Day; a gathering to learn and talk about technology in libraries. The day features a nationally known keynote speaker and numerous breakout sessions. Attendees are public librarians, academic librarians, school librarians, State Library and regional library system employees, and more. I have had the opportunity to plan this event for NEKLS many times now and am happy to say that the 2012 event (held August 16th) was perhaps the best one yet.
Submitted by Sharon Moreland on 15 June 2009 - 2:55pm
According to Liz (our system administrator), everything good comes from Lifehacker.com...and that is where she found Jing (http://www.jingproject.com/). As the Web site says, "Use Jing to capture anything you see on your computer screen and share it instantly...as an image or short movie." You'll need to set up a free (limited use) account, which allows you to post stuff to
Submitted by Sharon Moreland on 5 December 2008 - 1:14pm
The NExpress shared catalog has been on Koha for a little over three months now and we just added the Ottawa Library to the family over Thanksgiving. A perk of working with LibLime is that they have staff in both the US and Canada. The Canadian migration team worked away while we ate turkey and stuffing!
Submitted by Sharon Moreland on 1 May 2008 - 2:08pm
Welcome Sharon Moreland, our most recent guest blogger! Sharon is the Director at the Tonganoxie Public Library in Kansas, and a contributor to the Cookbooks. Sharon will be a regular blogger for MaintainIT, telling the tale of her experiences with Koha as her library starts a new chapter with open source. Welcome, Sharon! (Oh, and I was the one who added the photo of Sharon to her post. I couldn't help myself!) :)