Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Technology Plan 6/2011-6/2014


Technology Plan
Odon Winkelpleck Public Library
for July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2014

A. Introduction – Mission Statement
The Odon Winkelpleck Public Library seeks to give service to the residents and property owners of Odon and Madison Township by meeting the informational, recreational, educational, and cultural interest and needs of all the district's residents, regardless of age or formal schooling. As a tax-supported organization, all activities of the library are motivated by the idea of public service. Technological advances are changing the nature of that service. Much information that previously was available only in print form is now readily accessible via electronic resources. The library seeks to make such information readily available to the public.
B. Current Technology Conditions
The past three years have seen significant changes at the library. The library migrated to an open source library circulation program – Evergreen Indiana – in December 2008. Grant funds are allowing for the replacement of aging school-owned laptops with newer systems.
The following equipment is available for patron use, having been purchased with grant funds:
Qty
Type
OS
Processor
Hard Drive
RAM
Date acquired
Price
2
HP thin client w/HP MS6000
Windows Server 2008 R2
Intel Core 2
500 GB
6 GB
6/13/2010
$1,361
2
Dell Latitude E5500
Windows 7
Intel Core 2
80 GB
2 GB
6/7/2010
$992
2
HP G71-449WM
Windows 7
Intel Pentium Dual Core
320 GB
4 GB
4/2010
$598
2
Gateway
Windows 2000
Intel Pentium
40 GB
128 MB
8/13/2001


5
Gateway 400 VTX laptop
Windows XP Professional
Intel Pentium 4
80 GB
256 MB
2003 (owned by NDCSC)
N/A


Other grant-purchased equipment:
  1. Odon HP Deskjet 4100 laser printer for patron use. (2001)
  2. One 267 MHz Pentium desktop computer with 64 MB RAM and 4.0 GB hard drive running Windows ME with filtered internet access. (1998?) – currently offline.
    Addition computer equipment available for public use:
    Qty
    Type
    OS
    Processor
    Hard Drive
    RAM
    Date acquired
    Price
    1
    eMachine
    Windows Vista
    AMD Athlon 64
    160 GB
    1 GB
    3/27/2008
    $540
    1
    HP Pavilion a1424n
    Windows XP Home Edition
    Intel Pentium 4
    240 GB
    512 MB
    7/22/2006
    $498
    Additional computer equipment for staff use for circulation and cataloging tasks include:
Qty
Type
OS
Processor
Hard Drive
RAM
Date acquired
Price
1
eMachine EL 1300G-02W
Windows XP Home Edition
AMD Athlon 2650e
160 GB
1 GB
9/29/2009
$298
1
Dell
Windows XP Home Edition
Intel Pentium 3 (2.4 GHz)
36 GB
512 MB
12/8/2004
$357

Other techonology equipment for staff and patron use (fee charged for patron use):
  1. One HP Officejet 6110 color printer/copier/scanner (purchased in 200?)
  2. One Brother IntelliFAX 2820 (purchased in
  3. One Sharp AR-M237 copier (purchased in 2004)
  4. One MultiSeal 252 large lamintor.
  5. One small laminator (purchased in 2001)
    In addition, the library has several older donated computers and other equipment, including a system running Linux and hosting the library webpage.
  1. Goals and Objectives:
    Goal: Facilitate greater access to electronic resources.
  • Objective: increase the number of computer stations available to the public from fourteen to twenty. (Deadline: 6/30/2014)

  • Evaluation: A net increase of two desktop stations or available laptops for each year of the plan.
    • Activity: Purchase six laptops in 2011; retire five old laptops; find space for two desktop stations currently in storage. (Deadline: 12/31/2011)
    • Activity: Evaluate all library space for possible computer use. Use wireless cards to supplement cable. (Deadline: 6/30/2012)
  • Objective: Provide guidance for patrons to electronic resources in the form of links and paper guides. (Deadline: 6/30/2014)
    • Evaluation: 50% of directional questions for electronic resources can be answered by pointing the patron to an existing resource.
      • Activity: Update links on website (Deadline: 6/30/2012)
      • Activity: Collect patron requests for guidance and provide paper or electronic guides (Deadline: 6/30/2013)
  • Objective: Familiarize staff with various resources available by offering at least one training session per quarter.
    • Evaluation: All staff participates in training on elecronic resources.
  • Objective: Provide sufficient connectivity to meet demand.
    • Evaluation: Usage is less than 90% of available bandwidth.

    Goal: Offer technological services in keeping with Indiana library standards
  • Objective: Provide scanner for patron use. (Deadline: 12/31/2011).
    • Evalution: Scanner available.
    E. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
    Opportunites will be sought for staff training both in-house and in other settings. A goal has been set to provide at least one technology training session per quarter for each staff member for the duration of this plan.
    F. BUDGET
    Goal/Objective
    Budget Category
    Year
    Cost
    Funding Source
    Goal: Facilitate great access to electronic resources








    Objective: Increase the number of computer stations available to the public from fourteen to twenty.
    Equipment
    1
    $5,200
    Grant funds


    Equipment
    2
    $1,300
    Operating/gift fund


    Equipment
    3
    $1,300
    Operating/gift fund
    Objective: Provide sufficient connectivity to meet demand
    Communication
    1
    $6,300
    E-rate/state internet grant


    Communication
    2
    $6,300
    E-rate/state internet grant


    Communication
    3
    $6,300
    E-rate/state internet grant
    Obective: Familiarize staff with various resources available by offering at least one training session per quarter.
    Professional development
    1
    $400
    Operating fund


    Professional development
    2
    $400
    Operating fund


    Professional development
    2
    $400
    Operating fund
    Goal: Offer technological services in keeping with Indiana library standards.







    Objective: Provide scanner for patron use.
    Equipment
    1
    $100
    Operating or gift fund
    Total required funding




    $28,000