Boot Camp Agenda Updated

Less Rough – Look Here!

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Boot Camp Agenda Added

Rough draft – the roughest of drafts – added to the Tech Boot Camp page!

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How to deploy a 3D printer in your library!

Added a new page with ways to deploy a 3D printer in your library

Best practices, how to charge, securing your printer and much more!

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Edge Initiative – National Sample Libraries

The Edge Initiative is here!  16 Georgia library systems have been selected to participate in the national sampling.  Their results, used anonymously, will generate comparison data for libraries to use as baseline so that libraries will have a way to compare themselves to their peers.

The next phase of the Edge Initiative will allow the remaining systems to participate in taking the assessment. We are hoping to have 100% participation for Georgia libraries.

Click the Edge link above in the menu or here to learn more about Edge Initiative and Georgia libraries.

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Web filtering screencast

Have just added a screencast to the filtering primer page on using squidGuard to do web filtering on a pfSense firewall.

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Google Fiber Coming to Georgia

Later this year, Google is bringing super fast internet to the Atlanta area:

http://clatl.com/freshloaf/archives/2014/02/19/google-fiber-eyeing-atlanta-other-metro-cities-for-super-fast-internet-tv-service

 
Emily Almond, Director of IT at GPLS writes: “Google is considering fiber deployments in 34 more cities. We’re working with ALA OITP, who is talking with Google Fiber folks about how they can (and should engage) with library directors as they begin feasibility conversations with local leaders. They’ve already done some good work with the Kansas City (MO) public library: http://www.kclibrary.org/blog/kc-unbound/how-kc-library-got-google-fiber, and the library is one of the case studies being developed by the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana as part its IMLS grant on Inclusive Gigabit Libraries.”
 
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02.05.14 New Technology Boot Camp page posted

2014 Technology Boot Camp page posted with shiny new logo and mission for this year’s camp!

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01.31.14. NYT Blog Post on Cheaper Broadband for Schools & Libraries

So, for once I completely agree with Zuckerberg and Gates: A Case for Cheaper Broadband in Schools – NYTimes.comGlad to see we’re not alone in coming to this conclusion!

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12.04.13. The Numbers Are In

The $2m MRR computer replacement orders have been placed: 62 library systems (402 branches) are receiving new public access computers. Here’s a breakdown of how the money was spent: MRR funds for computer replacement.

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10.11.13. Added Chrome setup page

Please see our newly minted Google Chrome setup page for more information on setup and configuration.

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