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  • 1. Heather Cook Erica Solomon Emily DeBaun
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    • Libraries see increased use during tough economic times even though they are working with a reduced budget?
  • 3.
    • “ Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study 2007-2008”
        • Builds on the research of John Carlo Bertot and Charles R. McClure since 1994
        • Who can use this information?
  • 4.
        • National survey
        • Questionnaire sent to Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA)
        • Focus groups and site visits held in four states
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        • 73% of libraries are the only source for free access to the Internet in their communities
        • Flattened funding levels for most libraries
        • A need for more training in technology skills
        • Connection speeds are faster in general
        • Many library building are inadequate for technology improvements
        • Collection of online resources grew significantly
  • 6. Factors Influencing Workstation and Laptop Addition Decisions Space Limitations 77.7% Cost Factors 75.9% Maintenance, Upgrade, and General Upkeep 23.6% Availability of Staff 11.3% Inadequate Bandwidth 16.5% Availability of outlets,cabling, ect. 36.4% Other 3.3%
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    • Key findings from study:
    • Expenditures shift
    • Soft Funding
  • 8. Area 2007 Anticipated 2008 Staff salaries 37% 33% Collections 20% 23% Other expenditures 42% 44%
  • 9.
    • Technology Expenditures and Sources of Funding
    • Population Range and Technology Expenditures
  • 10.
    • State library agencies help public libraries
    • Report being involved in supporting high speed internet access to public libraries
  • 11.
    • Visits to 30 libraries throughout four states reveal common themes in libraries
    • Barriers to technology access and funding
    • Effective practices used to improve technology access and funding
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    • The technology infrastructure and architecture currently in place in the library
    • Network load
    • Traffic routing and management
    • Services and Resources
    • Estimated bandwidth calculation
  • 14. Service/ Resource Factors in determining Bandwidth Needs (e.g., # of workstations, # of simultaneous connections) Priority/Desired Quality of Service Bandwidth Management Approaches (e.g., packet shaping, compression) Estimated Bandwidth Calculation Formula (e.g., given # of workstations and use patterns, how much bandwidth is needed for public access workstations?) Estimated Bandwidth Need Integrated Library System Licensed Resources Website Wireless (wi-fi) Gaming Social Networking Number of Computers VoIP Backups Software Updates Other
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