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1 Florida Libraries Technology Assessment Project Melinda Crowley Maureen Githens Hayes e-Government Resources

2 Agenda Opening comments Opening comments Project Methodology Project Methodology Library Technology Landscape Library Technology Landscape Capacity Planning Capacity Planning Questions Questions

3 Project Methodology Met with State Library Staff Met with State Library Staff Developed surveys Developed surveys Hayes developed plan for implementation Hayes developed plan for implementation Informal inventories Informal inventories Analysis by Hayes team Analysis by Hayes team Final report Final report

4 Library Technology Landscape Bandwidth utilization and not adding controls Bandwidth utilization and not adding controls Connection Speeds, 70% are slow or slow at times Connection Speeds, 70% are slow or slow at times Workstations, waiting lists for patrons Workstations, waiting lists for patrons Age of equipment, 56% of computers over four years old Age of equipment, 56% of computers over four years old Network equipment, older and consumer grade Network equipment, older and consumer grade Wireless Access Wireless Access Funding, budget cuts and E-rate Funding, budget cuts and E-rate

5 Future Technology Planning Capacity Planning, Capacity Planning, how much bandwidth is needed how much bandwidth is needed Standard technology practices, Standard technology practices, wired vs wireless wired vs wireless Bandwidth Shaping, Bandwidth Shaping, advantages of rate limiting advantages of rate limiting Standard Network Practices, Standard Network Practices, configured for peak performance configured for peak performance

6 Questions ?

7 Hayes Team Leaders Melinda Crowley Melinda Crowley x x 180 Maureen Githens x 188


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