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Upcoming TechSoup webinar on creating Flash video


Are you interested in learning more about video production at your library? If so, read on!

Do you use thin clients at your library?


Here at TechSoup, we've been talking quite a bit about the benefits of using thin clients at libraries and public labs.

Better Together


Thank you to Stephanie Gerding for facilitating today's MaintainIT Book Club Discussion and thank you to the participants for contributing ideas and examples, too. The chapter being discussed was "Effectively Collaborating with Other Libraries and Partners". The discussion is archived if you would like to listen to it.

A tech blog that's more than cute


Today I ran across a great library blog from the Providence Public Library's twitter feed.

Technology Books on Sale at ITI

I just had to pass along this great offer to others interested in reading library technology books. Information Today, Inc. is offering a limited time discount from now through Monday, January 12, 2009. You can receive 40% off all book purchases made through the Information Today, Inc. website. The discount is good on an unlimited number of orders placed during the sale period—and there are more than 150 titles available on their website.

IT Staff Calculator

Tags: In our latest Cookbook, we featured a lot of content about technology planning, technology budgets and IT hiring, and I kept searching for decent formulas, guidelines and calculators to help libriarans make IT decisions.  I didn't find as many as I'd

I iz in your computer


Remote desktop software? Is it for you?

Adopt a computer and sustain your technology


When it comes to the library's computer network, we've been very much like Blanche Dubois, depending on the kindness of strangers. (breathy voice here) Or at least, the kindness of random library supporters. As long as the network was small, with only a scattering of public computers, this has worked – and it has worked for a surprisingly long time.

Two Free Webinars this Week: Remote Desktop Software and Train-the-Trainer Library Best Practices


We'd love for you to join us online this week for the last two MaintainIT webinars in 2008! 

Keeping Up


Thanks to Kam McEvoy for hosting today's free webinar, Keeping Up with Technology. The session was based on content from the latest MaintainIT Cookbook, Planning for Success. The Cookbook chapter is filled with recommended resources, but during today's webinar, even more great sites were suggested by participants. Thank you to everyone who shared personal favorites!

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Tell us about your daily routine maintaining public computers, or a moment when you were particularly proud. Don't forget that what might be "that's nothing" to you may be an "aha!" to someone else!