Category Archives: New Tech

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 … Continue reading

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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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08.28.2013 – More on 3D Printing

What is 3D Printing Anyway? Why Should I Care?

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08.02.13 – 3D Printing: A Cheat Sheet

Just added a cheat sheet/overview of 3D Printing in public libraries, featuring 2 stories about Georgia’s own North Hall Technology Center.

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08.02.13 – Tech Petting Zoo Page

Technology Petting Zoo page added: New Tech, New Uses for Old Tech, Considerations for all Tech in Libraries

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05.16.2013 – Public Access flyers added

Public Access Computing options from the May 2013 Directors meeting added to the Purchasing page.

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09.07.11. New Tech from Dragon-Con: Square credit card readers

Elaine Hardy from GPLS reports: I saw this in use at Dragon-Con. It was very cool —  I immediately wondered about library uses for it. Any way it could be used to read library cards to remotely checkout books? At … Continue reading

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