Presentation on theme: "EiNetwork 2011 PC Replacement Program. Develop PC Personas for next replacement cycle Test new technologies Desktop Virtualization Deep Freeze."— Presentation transcript:
Develop PC Personas for next replacement cycle Test new technologies Desktop Virtualization Deep Freeze Windows 7 Office 2010 2010 Technology Investigation
Persona NameDescription Public Desktop (~1200 total public) PAC running EnvisionWare PC time & print mgmt Public Laptop (~1200 total public) Public access laptop running EnvisionWare PC time & print mgmt Catalog Only (~100)Machine used by patrons for searching the OPAC Reservation Station (~40)Machine used by patrons to reserve PACs Self-Check (~20)Machine used by patrons for self-service item checkout Shared Staff – Reference (~500 total shared staff) Machine used by multiple staff members at reference station or in backoffice Shared Staff – Circulation Station (~500 total shared staff) Machine used by multiple staff members for ILS and public PC mgmt Staff Desktop (~300 total single staff) Machine typically used by a single staff member; likely backoffice or administrative staff Staff Laptop (~300 total single staff) Laptop typically used by a single staff member; likely backoffice or administrative staff PC Personas
Pilot occurred at Whitehall in late July – early Sept Both local OS streaming and hosted desktops tested Multimedia performance was not adequate Infrastructure and software licensing costs too expensive Desktop Virtualization Pilot
Investigate the future viability of enabling PACs to act as “download kiosks” while addressing: a)Patron privacy b)Protecting the machines from malware All system changes are discarded after each reboot This enables us to allow patrons and/or staff to install software EnvisionWare would be configured to reboot between sessions Deep Freeze
Pilot at Oakmont underway, starting with one public PC and one shared staff PC Windows 7 will be deployed remotely to existing PCs New version of the EnvisionWare PC Reservation Client required Deep Freeze will be installed Windows 7 Pilot
Currently pricing out hardware from multiple vendors Desktop options Standard PC All-in-One (space savings) Single purpose PC (lower cost) Laptop options Examine shorter 2 year product lifecycle Examine lease or purchase options Evaluate a service option for libraries to purchase and use their own alternative models New PC Hardware
Gather feedback Develop options and offerings Determine viability of full Windows 7 upgrade on current hardware Prepare for 2011 PC Deployment! What’s Next?