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1 The MaintainIT Project Maintaining Public Computers: Learn from the Experiences of Others

2 The MaintainIT Project Are you familiar with the MaintainIT Project? A. No, not familiar B. A bit familiar C. Yes, I am familiar with the project

3 The MaintainIT Project We are focused on helping libraries support public access computing. Libraries providing computer access for the public Libraries providing wireless access for the public

4 The MaintainIT Project Are you involved with public access computing? If the computers break, I fix them. I teach people to use the computers. I sign users in and monitor time limits. I use the public access computers in libraries. Other roles?

5 The MaintainIT Project Successes in public access computing What are the successes you have experienced?

6 The MaintainIT Project What challenges are you experiencing? Greatest Challenges?

7 The MaintainIT Project

8 The MaintainIT Project Technology guides called Cookbooks Download at

9 The MaintainIT Project Cookbook 1: A Cookbook for Small and Rural Libraries Technology Planning Computer Maintenance Volunteer recruitment Technology Training tips Library technology in the future

10 The MaintainIT Project Cookbook 2: Recipes for a 5-Star Library Wireless Networks PC Reservation/Time Management Software Print Management Laptop Checkout Programs

11 The MaintainIT Project Cookbook 3: in progress Communicating with techies and non-techies Web 2.0 Gaming in libraries Measuring the True Costs and Benefits of Technology Purchasing technology The PC Lifecycle ?

12 The MaintainIT Project Who writes the cookbooks? You! (and other librarians like you)

13 The MaintainIT Project Stories from libraries:

14 The MaintainIT Project Charts:

15 The MaintainIT Project Diagrams:

16 The MaintainIT Project Checklists:

17 The MaintainIT Project Resource lists:

18 The MaintainIT Project Who writes the cookbooks? Cookbook content is still being created. We would love to interview YOU! Look for this link on the website!

19 The MaintainIT Project Beyond the Cookbooks 5 More Things: I. Spotlights II. 30-minute Webinars III. Online Book Club IV. Newsletter V. Blog

20 The MaintainIT Project I. Library Spotlights Now with audio! New!

21 The MaintainIT Project II. 30-minute Webinars Next free webinar: Update with current webinar info from website

22 The MaintainIT Project III. Cookbook Book Club Date and Time of Next Book Club Goes Here Read and discuss ______ from the Joy of Computing, which is about _________________ (update w/info about upcoming book club – info available on website)

23 The MaintainIT Project IV. Newsletter Sign up for the monthly newsletter! Look for this link on the website

24 The MaintainIT Project V. Blog Read the project blog

25 The MaintainIT Project Quiz: What is the address for the project website?

26 The MaintainIT Project Quiz: What is the address for the project website?

27 The MaintainIT Project Questions? Comments?

28 The MaintainIT Project Thank you for attending todays session! Contact: Brenda Hough: Visit the MaintainIT website:


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