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Technology Plan Overview, 2010-2011

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Overview of FY2010-2011Palatine Public Library District Technology Plan

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Technology Plan Overview, 2010-2011

  1. 1. <ul><li>Technology Plan, 2010-2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Goals & Achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Staff Development Day </li></ul><ul><li>October 8, 2010 </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>Communications </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic information accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>Network viability </li></ul><ul><li>Appropriate hardware & software </li></ul><ul><li>Millennium (Integrated Library System) </li></ul><ul><li>Training for patrons, staff & Trustees </li></ul>Improve the following areas:
  3. 3. Redesign & Upgrade Our Website Project start date: June 2010 Anticipated launch: January 2011 Forthcoming: Train designated staff Current site, 10/08/2010
  4. 4. Content Management System <ul><li>Anyone authorized can contribute content </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t need to know HTML or Web design </li></ul><ul><li>Design is separated from content (fast) </li></ul><ul><li>Completely customizable </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent documentation </li></ul><ul><li>Large and friendly support community </li></ul>
  5. 5. Redesign & Upgrade Our Intranet Project start date: November 2010 Anticipated launch: February 2011 Forthcoming: Train designated staff Current site, 10/08/2010
  6. 6. Provide Virtual Reference Services http://www.palatinelibrary.org/chat.htm Text Reference Project start date: June 2010 Anticipated launch: November 2010 Forthcoming: Train designated staff Email & Chat Reference
  7. 7. Expand & Maintain Social Networks
  8. 8. http://www.facebook.com/PalatineLibrary Facebook
  9. 9. http://www.flickr.com/photos/palatinepubliclibrary Flickr
  10. 10. http://www.last.fm/user/palatinelibrary Last.fm
  11. 11. http://www.myspace.com/palatinelibrary Myspace
  12. 12. http://twitter.com/palatinelibrary Twitter
  13. 13. http://www.youtube.com/palatinelibrary YouTube
  14. 14. Provide Relevant & Timely Blogs http://www.palatinelibrary.org/blogs.html
  15. 15. Enhanced Digital Marketing Project start date: Winter 2011 Anticipated launch: June 2011 Forthcoming: Site analysis, cabling & infrastructure, marketing methodology
  16. 16. Sustain & Improve Bandwidth Project start date: Spring 2011 Anticipated launch: Summer 2011 Forthcoming: Options analysis, WAN cabling & infrastructure, partner opportunities
  17. 17. PPLD Network Bandwidth
  18. 18. North Suburban Network Consortium Palatine Schaumburg Hoffman Estates Villages, Libraries, Park Districts, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Dispatch, Police, Fire, Hospitals, Northern Illinois University Illinois Century Network <ul><li>Control network costs </li></ul><ul><li>Support information in a disaster scenario </li></ul><ul><li>Create a redundant network backbone </li></ul>
  19. 19. Upgrade Our Wireless Network Project start date: Spring 2011 Anticipated launch: Summer 2011 Forthcoming: Options analysis, LAN cabling & infrastructure
  20. 20. Maximize Database Access Project start date: Summer 2010 Anticipated launch: November 2010 Forthcoming: Database marketing plan
  21. 21. Enhanced Computer Workstations
  22. 22. New Gadgets <ul><li>SMARTboard in ISD Computer Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Sony eReader in PMD & iPad in ISD </li></ul><ul><li>Early Literacy Stations in PMD </li></ul><ul><li>MyMediaMall Download Station in PMD </li></ul><ul><li>New servers for Rand and Freeman Branches </li></ul><ul><li>New monitors for Rand and Freeman Branches </li></ul><ul><li>2 Express Internet PCs in PMD </li></ul><ul><li>2 document scanners in ISD Computer Lab </li></ul><ul><li>E-Pay station in Circulation </li></ul>
  23. 23. Implement Gaming Strategy Project start date: Fall 2010 Anticipated launch: Spring 2011 Forthcoming: Analyze opportunities, create gaming plan, acquire additional systems & develop collections as warranted
  24. 24. Network Maintenance & Support
  25. 25. Improve network infrastructure
  26. 26. Offer Relevant Training Opportunities
  27. 27. Optimize Millennium ILS/WebPac
  28. 28. Maximize RSS Feeds
  29. 29. Find Articles with Research Pro
  30. 30. Explore the Catalog with Encore http://encore.palatinelibrary.org/
  31. 31. Have a Technology Petting Zoo
  32. 32. Play With Technology
  33. 33. Play With Games & Computers
  34. 34. Play With the Social Web
  35. 36. Go.
  36. 37. Explore.
  37. 38. Connect.
  38. 39. Thank you!

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