Managing Public Computers

  • You Shall Not Pass! iPad Passcode Problems and Other Insights

    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...

  • iFought the iPads (and iWon)

    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...

  • Easy, Powerful, and Free: Sign Your Library Up for the Impact Survey

    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...

  • Edge Benchmarks Version 1.0 Available

    The Edge Initiative has just release Benchmarks Version 1.0, strengthened with feedback received from the library field. The Edge Benchmarks will help libraries improve and enhance public access technology services in communities. This self-assessmen...

  • Keep Up with the Edge

    Edge partner TechSoup is conducting a webinar series to explore the Edge benchmarks.

  • Attending IFLA: Getting a global picture of librarianship

    Possibly the most exciting aspect of attending IFLA’s 2012 World Library and Information Congress was the opportunity to truly get a sense of the big—global—picture of librarianship. Across all cultural and linguistic boundaries, there were two trend...

  • Edge Initiative Survey Request

    Millions of people in America use the high-quality public access to computer and Internet services at public libraries to improve their lives.

    Together with the library field, the Edge Initiative - an effort driven by a coalit...

  • Edge Initiative Update

    Here's the latest on the Edge Initiative, including the availability of a beta version of the benchmarks, ways to connect with Edge and an invitation to a session at ALA.

  • Digital Inclusion: It Takes a Community

    The challenge to increase broadband connections and adoption is an action call to the entire nation.The whole community of the United States needs to own the challenge and understand that the nation is stronger when every citizen is digitally empower...