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Open Source Superfriends for Super Small Library Budgets
 

Open Source Superfriends for Super Small Library Budgets

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This is my part in a panel-type presentation at Internet Librarian in October 2013. Topics covered included licensing issues, mobile apps for iOS and Android, and an affordable payment system and a ...

This is my part in a panel-type presentation at Internet Librarian in October 2013. Topics covered included licensing issues, mobile apps for iOS and Android, and an affordable payment system and a great open source Internet filter and Intrusion Prevention System.

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  • Credit card providers (VISA, MC, etc.) historically charged $1 - $3 per transaction, too much for smaller library systems to bear. <br />
  • We&apos;ve been using Square since January 2013. <br /> Square gets 2.75% per transaction <br /> Example: $200 Auditorium rental = $5.50 for Square <br />
  • We have about $1380 in our system <br /> 16-port switch necessary due to circ machines <br /> AP is non-broadcasting, set up on WPA-PSK2 <br /> Printer is ethernet-connected <br />
  • $10 at Walgreens, Kohl&apos;s, Apple Stores, Best Buy, others. Comes with $10 rebate code entered after account is set up <br /> Android & iOS apps are free <br /> Plugs into combination headphone/microphone jack <br />
  • Padloc mount is specific to the iPad generation. <br /> I goofed & didn&apos;t pay attention to which version of the iPad I ordered. <br /> As a result, our Padloc is modified (warranty voided!) <br />
  • This is a screenie of the editor on the iPad. <br /> Set up categories, types, variable or fixed charges <br /> Save favorite profiles (probably more useful for restaurants or libraries with coffee shops) <br />
  • Has a decent reporting service, access through the account on a desktop. <br /> Receipts can be printed, emailed or texted. <br />
  • To change gears, how many of you believe that filtering your public Internet would involve something that looks like this? <br />
  • This is the result of serious money and some not very busy IT guys... <br />
  • This can cost you nothing or thousands, it&apos;s your choice. <br /> Free version is licensed under the GPLv2 license – free to modify & redistribute! <br /> Paid versions are more robust <br />
  • Shows both free and standard applications installed <br /> The Lite packages are the free ones, but this is what it normally looks like as of version 9.4. <br /> Web filter is what it says. Blocks by site, category, content, etc. <br /> Virus blocker, spam blocker, phish blocker for perimeter prevention. <br /> Also free: Intrusion prevention, captive portal for patron sign in, protocol control, firewall (custom rules), attack blocker (DDOS), reporting <br />
  • The reports page gives you links to all possible network data monitored by Untangle. <br /> You can print histories from web site views, monitor infractions of policy, and perform forensic analysis should an attacker get through. <br /> Peerascope example of porn views & shady sites <br />
  • Untangle can help you bend your network to your will, or at least make you look good doing it! <br />

Open Source Superfriends for Super Small Library Budgets Open Source Superfriends for Super Small Library Budgets Presentation Transcript

  • & Two Super Friends for Super Small Budgets! Jim Peterson IT Manager & Media Relations Simpson County Library District, Franklin, KY
  • $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Bank Card Rates Are Toxic to Your $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ Bottom Line! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
  • Up to Beat the Banks! Use the Square Register System for Affordable Credit Card Transactions
  • Our System: 4th-gen iPad Padloc Mount Star Thermal Printer 16-port Switch Wireless AP Not Super-expensive Secure Transactions Directly Deposited to our Account
  • Square's Card Reader Local Availability Free App for Phones & Tablets
  • Neat Installation Our Padloc is modified a little...
  • Easy Setup & Edit On Desktop or at POS
  • Credit Card Debit Card Cash Square Wallet (iOS only) Track Payments
  • Untangle won't give you this...
  • But it will give you this: For Free!
  • Untangle CAN make you king/queen of your domain! Image courtesy of Gabriella Khoranasanee, M.I.S.S. Editor-in-Chief
  • Jim Peterson IT Manager & Media Relations Simpson County Library District 203 S Main St Franklin, KY 42134 (270) 586-8397 jim@gmpl.org On Twitter: @GMLGeek