open source

Linux-based public computers still running strong

How policies and software bolster the library's services
Location: 
Geneva, AL
Librarian: 
Marian Wynn

Open source solution

Almost 3 years ago, we published a spotlight sharing how Marian Wynn switched all four of Geneva Public Library's public computers from Windows to Ubuntu, a free Linux-based operating system. The library director knew the small, rural library's aging computers couldn't support Windows XP and didn't want to spend library money to replace them for an OS upgrade.

Different and the Same:

A library IT manager shares insights after a transition
Location: 
Ohio
Librarian: 
Jim Haprian

When we last spoke with Jim Haprian, he'd been working for nearly a decade as technology manager at Medina County District Library, a library system in north-central Ohio serving a community of about 200,000 people.

Jumping In:

A Small Library Willing to Tackle Big Adventures
Location: 
Florence, Colorado
Librarian: 
Kieran Hixon

As the Office and Cataloging Services Librarian of the John C. Fremont Public Library District in Florence, Colorado, Kieran Hixon is always willing to embrace great new technology for his small, rural library.

Linux Replaces Windows at Geneva Public Library

How an Alabama library turned a challenge into an opportunity
Location: 
Geneva, AL
Librarian: 
Marian Wynn

Marian Wynn, the Library Director at the Geneva Public Library in Geneva, Alabama, was faced with a difficult challenge in June 2006 when Microsoft announced it would no longer support Windows 98.