Computer Equipment

computer equipment

Purchasing, upgrading and maintaining computer equipment is critical to libraries sustaining public access computing in their communities. Find resources to assist in decisions related to buying hardware, peripherals and storage devices and tools for the administration of computer maintenance and upgrades. Learn about discount and donation programs available to libraries.

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iFought the iPads (and iWon)

 News / Last Modified: 03 February 2015

When Rapid City Public Libraries decided to add iPads to the Children's Area, I volunteered for the project. In the end this project took me a couple of months to tackle but the number of children using the iPads made it worth the effort. I hope by s...

You Shall Not Pass! iPad Passcode Programs and Other Insights

 News / Last Modified: 27 August 2014

Since her first article, iFought the iPads (and iWon), Sally-Adrina has heard from several librarians struggling with a common problem: iPad passcodes. At Rapid City Public Libraries, they experienced the same issue. A child or an ad...

Clear Resellers Impact on Broadband Adoption

 News / Last Modified: 11 April 2013

"I’d like to borrow the Internet, please."

Providence Community Library is loaning out the internet. Literally. They have purchased two hotspots from Mobile Beacon. Library patrons can check out the hotspots for up to a week. The hot...

New Option for Low-Cost Home Broadband

 News / Last Modified: 21 March 2013

The Partnership Between FreedomPop and Connect2Compete
Today is the launch of the EveryoneOn campaign, a partnership of Connect2Compete (C2C) and the AdCouncil. EveryoneOn is drawing attention to the 1 in 5 Americans who do not use the internet w...