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The Joy of Computing : A Cookbook for Small and Rural Libraries. MaintainIT Project, 2007. 85 pp.
Learn about locking down public computers, use a handy maintenance checklist, and more!
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This chapter describes what you'll find in the Cookbook, how to use it, and who was behind it.
Meal Plan 1: Focusing on Your Ingredients for Success
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Learn how to develop a technology plan that keeps your computers humming and your patrons happy.
Meal Plan 2: Meat and Potato Patron Computers
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Learn practical maintenance techniques, such as how to lock down your computer and keep them virus free!
Meal Plan 3: Volunteers for the Kitchen
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Learn how volunteers can improve the services you provide!
Meal Plan 4: Getting the Technology Training You Need
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Training is more than a class. Learn how to develop a plan to keep your staff on top--and ahead--of your technology.
Meal Plan 5: Future Menus for Library Technology Services
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Take time to consider the future and your library's place in it.
Appendix A: Library Spotlight--Tips & Techniques
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Read real stories from libraries on creative ways to keep computers available to the public.