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Group 1 Pres

  1. 1. Heather Cook Erica Solomon Emily DeBaun
  2. 2. <ul><li>Libraries see increased use during tough economic times even though they are working with a reduced budget? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>“ Public Library Funding and Technology Access Study 2007-2008” </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Builds on the research of John Carlo Bertot and Charles R. McClure since 1994 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who can use this information? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><ul><ul><li>National survey </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Questionnaire sent to Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Focus groups and site visits held in four states </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><ul><ul><li>73% of libraries are the only source for free access to the Internet in their communities </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flattened funding levels for most libraries </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>A need for more training in technology skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Connection speeds are faster in general </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Many library building are inadequate for technology improvements </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Collection of online resources grew significantly </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 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%
  7. 7. <ul><li>Key findings from study: </li></ul><ul><li>Expenditures shift </li></ul><ul><li>Soft Funding </li></ul>
  8. 8. Area 2007 Anticipated 2008 Staff salaries 37% 33% Collections 20% 23% Other expenditures 42% 44%
  9. 9. <ul><li>Technology Expenditures and Sources of Funding </li></ul><ul><li>Population Range and Technology Expenditures </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>State library agencies help public libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Report being involved in supporting high speed internet access to public libraries </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Visits to 30 libraries throughout four states reveal common themes in libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Barriers to technology access and funding </li></ul><ul><li>Effective practices used to improve technology access and funding </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>The technology infrastructure and architecture currently in place in the library </li></ul><ul><li>Network load </li></ul><ul><li>Traffic routing and management </li></ul><ul><li>Services and Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated bandwidth calculation </li></ul>
  13. 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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