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Introduction to MaintainIT Project


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July 21, 2008 webinar for North Carolina library staff on free resources to help maintain public computers from the MaintainIT Project.

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Introduction to MaintainIT Project

  1. 1. Maintaining Public Computers: A Free Webinar July 31, 2008 North Carolina
  2. 2. Your Tour Guides <ul><li>Brenda Hough </li></ul><ul><li>MaintainIT Project </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  3. 3. Your Tour Guides <ul><li>Lori Reed </li></ul><ul><li>Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  4. 4. Where are you?
  5. 5. On the menu today… <ul><li>Share successes </li></ul><ul><li>Share challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about free resources to help you </li></ul><ul><li>Learn how you can help others </li></ul>Do you support public access computing?
  6. 6. Do you support public access computing? What are the successes you have experienced?
  7. 7. Do you support public access computing? What are the challenges you are experiencing?
  9. 9. Cookbook 1: A Cookbook for Small and Rural Libraries <ul><li>Technology Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Maintenance </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Training tips </li></ul><ul><li>Library technology in the future </li></ul>
  10. 10. Cookbook 2: Recipes for a 5-Star Library <ul><li>Wireless Networks </li></ul><ul><li>PC Reservation/Time Management Software </li></ul><ul><li>Print Management </li></ul><ul><li>Laptop Checkout Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Both cookbooks are FREE on </li></ul>
  11. 11. Cookbook 3: in progress <ul><li>Plans, Decisions and Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>Measuring the True Costs and Benefits of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Communicating with techies and non-techies </li></ul><ul><li>Purchasing </li></ul><ul><li>Installation and Rollout </li></ul><ul><li>Support and Troubleshooting </li></ul><ul><li>PC Lifecycle </li></ul>?
  12. 12. Who writes the cookbooks? You! (and other librarians and library staff like you)
  13. 13. Library Spotlight
  14. 14. 30-minute Webinars <ul><li>Next free webinar </li></ul><ul><li>August 13 th 2pm EST / 1pm Central </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Between </li></ul><ul><li>Techies and Non-Techies </li></ul><ul><li>Can’t we all just get along? </li></ul><ul><li>Ross Callender </li></ul><ul><li>Colorado Library Consortium (CLiC) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
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  16. 16. Cookbook Book Club <ul><li>Join the Cookbook Book Club, where technology discussions are fun , good ideas are shared , and participants learn from each other. </li></ul><ul><li>Tues. August 26 th 12noon EST </li></ul><ul><li>How can you fix the problems you may encounter with your wireless network? Read and discuss &quot;Meal Plan2  - How to Avoid Wireless Networking Problems&quot; from Recipes for a 5-Star Library . </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
  17. 17. Stay Informed <ul><li>Receive our monthly newsletter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sign up on the web site </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Read the project blog </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Would you like to get involved? <ul><li>Download the cookbooks </li></ul><ul><li>Attend a webinar </li></ul><ul><li>Participate in a book club </li></ul><ul><li>Let us interview you </li></ul>
  19. 19. Spread the Word! <ul><li>Send the newsletter to a friend </li></ul><ul><li>Use MaintainIT materials for training </li></ul>
  20. 20. Topics for Future Webinars? <ul><li>What would you like to learn? </li></ul>
  21. 21. For More Information <ul><li>Contact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brenda Hough: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lori Reed: </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Visit the MaintainIT Web site </li></ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul>