Submitted by Brenda Hough on 9 June 2009 - 6:20am
Lori Reed is most likely a familiar name to you. She's a regular contributor to TechSoup for Libraries and MaintainIT. She recently facilitated an online class for NEFLIN, "Gaming in Libraries", which was based on content from the MaintainIT Cookbook, Planning for Success. I talked to Lori after the session and asked her how it went. Here's her reply.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 8 June 2009 - 2:17pm
Winston Churchill said, “There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction”. If you're a regular visitor to this site, you may have noticed a few changes. You'll now find even more resources, in addition to the MaintainIT content.
Submitted by Chris Peters on 13 April 2009 - 10:00am
Lesson 2: Buying Computers for a Library is More Complicated than it Looks
When I need a computer, I pray to the budget gods, log onto a PC manufacturer’s website (e.g. Dell or HP) and configure a machine. It’s pretty easy and the computer arrives a week or two later.
So I didn’t anticipate going into this project how many things the average systems librarian has to think about when buying computers. The list below is only partial! But I think I’m hitting the major steps in the process.
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 9 March 2009 - 1:33pm
This Tuesday and Thursday we will be busy webinaring! We'd love to "see" you there. Register for the free webinars IT Asset Management and Technology Grants for Libraries 101: http://www.maintainitproject.org/events
IT Asset Management: A MaintainIT Book Club Discussion
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 2 March 2009 - 8:35am
When? Tomorrow, March 3, 11:00am - 1:00pm Pacific (Noon Mountain/1 PM Central/2 PM Eastern)
"23 Things" is a self-directed staff development learning concept centered on social collaboration tools such as blogs and wikis. During this 2 hour Summit, organizers from several successful programs around the nation will share best practices and lessons learned.
Submitted by Stephanie Gerding on 25 January 2009 - 8:19am
Through TechSoup.org, public libraries can receive brand-new software donated by top companies for use on public access computers. For example, Microsoft Office Pro 2007 is available for a $20 admin fee or Vista for a $10 admin fee. Not only can you get donated software, you can get articles, a community forum, free webinars and more!
Attend this webinar and learn how your library can benefit from everything that TechSoup has to offer.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 22 January 2009 - 4:48pm
I know many in the library world are traveling to Denver this week for the ALA Midwinter Conference. I won't be there, but look forward to reading the tweets and blog posts as many great minds gather :-) .
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 21 January 2009 - 1:08pm
In the world of library public access computing, it seems that there are two things people always wish for -- more computers and more bandwidth. Yesterday's 30-Minute webinar, a collaboration between MaintainIT and WebJunction, focused on bandwidth -- getting more and making the most of what you've got.
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 6 January 2009 - 12:40pm
Submitted by Brenda Hough on 16 December 2008 - 12:43pm