Marin County Free Library — Technical Services

  Marin County Technology Users Group  
   Sept. 14, 2006, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

South Novato Library

  1. Updates
     
    1. XP Public Internet PCs
        MCI has 8 left!
        Next step will be Kid's, then staff PCs!

    2. Final LAN party updates
      • 4 large LAN parties, 10 to 12 kids each
      • 80 percent girls (some were 100 percent)
      • Possibility of future parties and different games
    3. Dan on vacation Sept. 16 through 29, back on Oct. 2
    4. New version of Windows Vista (RC-1), on target for Jan. 2007
    5. New webpac hole: San Rafael PL changed URL
        Latest URL.txt fixes this!
    6. Completed project (almost): CCE New Egro Circ Desk
    7. Upcoming projects:
      • Point Reyes Lab, and Olema Literacy relocations
      • Content DM server
      • Wireless upgrade CMA (we start tomorrow)
      • Eventual Network Upgrade (higher speeds)

  2. Topics

    1. Demo of new staff monitors (Samsung 940Be)
    2. FY 06-07 PCs
      1. Reordered and enlarged Schedule of Groups
      2. Almost all will be Shuttles so we're hoping that most of these can go on top of desks
      3. Lots of staff PCs, a lot of public Internet PCs will be replaced
      4. Marin City not in 06-07 plan, but Gates Foundation grant will cover 12 PCs this year
      5. When we're done, all staff PCs will meet new, higher standards for Millennium
      6. Next year: Ref Desk PCs, more staff PCs
    3. Floppy drives: info on their ultimate demise
    4. Jump Drives for Sale or Rent
      • Mill Valley experience ($22 with logo)
      • Tech Team proposal, survey
  3. Training and informational issues raised:



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