Marin County Free Library — Technical Services

  Marin County Technology Users Group  
   Mar. 13, 2008, 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

South Novato Library

  1. Updates
    1. Daylight Savings Time time and PCs: no problems reported
    2. Updates to software test page for public PCs
    3. DOC-X (or Office 2007) converter for staff PCs? (link to executable)
    4. Shuttles, Shuttles -- booting problems can look like a monitor problem
    5. Demo: Media Bays and Mini Laptops
    6. Quick Demo: My Monitor has Two Inputs (DVI and VGA)
    7. III Server-Network connection problem discovered in Feb.
    8. 2008 LAN Party Plans: PS-3, Wii (?), Rock Band

  2. Topics

    1. FY 2008-09 Computer Replacement Plan
      • List of Computers and Printers (pdf, 47.5 kb)
      • Fewer PCs (42) and laptops (4)
      • Office 2007 licenses
      • Novato repl. self checks
      • Smaller monitor program, but many monitor arms
      • Goal: More accurate representation of what we'll really spend
    2. Google Search and IE AutoComplete in tedious detail
      • Are you really, really sure?
      • Saving passwords, form input, URLs, etc. (IE, PWB, Firefox)
      • Google Suggest for Firefox
    3. Demo of ADA Workstation
      • How like a public PC and how not?
      • 2 special software titles: Dragon Naturally Speaking and ZoomText with Reader
      • Policies to be worked out
      • If time permits: Microfilm station demo

    4. Training and informational issues raised:

      Tech Support Info Home
      Created Feb. 12, 2008 dtm