Last month in Philadelphia, the Edge Coaltion had plenty of opportunities to learn what librarians and staff from libraries big and small thought about the benchmarks being created to support public access technology.
One of those opportunities included a chat with Crystal Schimpf, a Public Computer Center Trainer at the Colorado State Library. Crystal works on the impressive BTOP project sponsored by the Colorado State Library. If you haven't yet checked out their comprehensive site that chronicles their progress, captures their vision, and shares resources far and wide, stop reading this post and go here: http://coloradovirtuallibrary.org/btop/
But I digress. Crystal attended our session on the Edge Benchmarks at PLA, and accepted our offer to share her unabridged thoughts on the benchmarks. Every so often a lucky moment presents itself when you hit "record" and a talented professional offers a no-need-to-edit moment. This was one of those times.
You can find more information about the Edge initiative at http://www.libraryedge.org/. To listen to Crystal's insights, click away: