Posts by John Lolis

Board Meeting Documents for May 11th, 2016

Approved Library Board Meeting Minutes 05-11-16 05-11-2016 Combined Agenda Documents 05-11-2016 Library Board Agenda Agenda Item #1 – 04 13 16 Regular Library Board Minutes Agenda Item #2 – Budget Report Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 19 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 20 Agenda Item #4 – Assistant Directors Report – April 2016 Agenda Item #4 – Childrens Services – April 2016 Agenda Item #4 – Collection Management Report – April 2016 Agenda Item #4 – Community Outreach Report – April 2016 Agenda Item #4 – Library System Report – April 2016 Agenda Item #4 – Publicity Links
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Categories: Trustee Documents and Trustees.

Board Meeting Documents for November 18th, 2015

11-18-15 Combined Agenda Documents 11-18-15 Library Board Agenda Agenda Item #1 – 10-14-15 Regular Library Board Minutes Agenda Item #2 – Budget Report Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 7 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 8 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 9 Agenda Item #4 – Adult Services Report – October 2015 Agenda Item #4 – Assistant Directors Report October 2015 Agenda Item #4 – Children's Services Report – October 2015 Agenda Item #4 – Collection Management Report – October 2015 Agenda Item #4 – Community Outreach Report – October 2015 Agenda Item #4 – Library Systems Report
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Categories: Trustee Documents.

Board Meeting Documents for October 14th, 2015

Approved Library Board Meeting Minutes 10-14-15 10-14-15-Combined-Agenda-Docs 10-14-15 Library Board Agenda Agenda Item #1 – 09-09-15 Regular Library Board Minutes Agenda Item #2a – Budget Report Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 5 Agenda Item #3 – Claim List 6 Agenda Item #4 – Adult Services Report – September 2015 Agenda Item #4 – Assistant Directors Report September 2015 Agenda Item #4 – Children's Services Report – September 2015 Agenda Item #4 – Collection Management Report – September 2015 Agenda Item #4 – Community Outreach Report – September 2015 Agenda Item #4 – Library Systems Report Agenda Item #4 –
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Categories: Trustee Documents.

Our New, Low Cost Experimental Online Catalog PC

In my position as manager of information technology here at White Plains Public Library, there are times when my job goes beyond being merely enjoyable, times when it truly becomes a source of excitement. This is one of those times. The reason for the excitement is a modest little device no bigger than four by seven inches. One that will set you back a grant–a $50 bill, that is, not one from a charitable foundation–and , when connected to a monitor, keyboard, mouse and the internet, is very well-suited to using cloud-based applications such as web-based email and other online
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Categories: Homepage and Library News.

The Use of a Raspbian-based APC as an OPAC Kiosk System

Thanks to the good folks at VIA Technologies, we recently received an APC Android PC for evaluation. The device comes with a VIA 800MHz processor, 512MB of RAM, 2GB NAND flash RAM, VGA, HDMI, 4 x USB, audio in/out, 10/100 ethernet and a microSD card slot. All at a $49 list price and in a 170 x 85mm form factor (about 3.3 x 6.6 inches). It's also capable of 720p resolution video. We are currently evaluating its potential application as an Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC), said system needing only to provide a web browser running in fullscreen kiosk mode–nothing
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Categories: Library News.

Tired of Facebook and YouTube? Try Fleshing Out Some Visions

If you visit our CyberSpot and use our public access computers, you may have noticed a couple of changes, the most obvious of which is the installation of 12 new systems with wide screen displays.  They've replaced the oldest computers in that area and are much faster than their predecessors. While faster and better looking computers are very welcome additions, they're only as good as the software that runs on them.  So while we were at it, we upgraded whatever software we could and also took the opportunity to install some new applications that we hope appeal to your creative
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Categories: Featured, Homepage, Library News, and Uncategorized.