Managing Public Computers
As we've moved into the 21st century, providing public access to computers and the internet has become a core function of libraries. Whether your library has a handful of public computers or hundreds, you have become a technology access point for your community and managing that technology requires a range of knowledge. Explore topics that address the varied facets of managing public computers including security, filtering, upgrading, and troubleshooting.
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Document / Last Modified: 25 October 2013
This article focuses on protecting the software (the operating system, installed programs, and configuration) and data (user-created files and folders) on any public access computer.
News / Last Modified: 30 September 2013
Access to computers in public libraries changes lives. The landmark study Opportunity for All (2009) illustrated this decisively, with compelling national findings about the extent to which library computers are used to gain admission to college, obt...
Webinar / Last Modified: 12 September 2013
A webinar about the Impact Survey, an online tool that allows libraries to find out how their community benefits from free access to computers and the internet.
Webinar / Last Modified: 03 September 2013
Archive and related resources for a webinar presented on March 6, 2012 by Mary Chute, Ron Carlee, and David Keyes on building digital communities.
Webinar / Last Modified: 29 July 2013
A webinar with the Freedom Rings Partnership, bringing Internet access, computer assistance and digital opportunities to Philadelphians with the least access to broadband.