Friday, February 5, 2016

Technology Plan 2014-17

Technology Plan
Odon Winkelpleck Public Library
for July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2017
adopted 3/13/2014

A. Introduction – Mission Statement
The Odon Winkelpleck Public Library seeks to expand the horizons of the North Daviess Community by providing literary, cultural, and informational resources to all. 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 provides public access to this information and support for those seeking it.
B. Current Technology Conditions
The library is privileged to be part of the Evergreen Indiana consortium, making the collection available to a wider community. This service has been underwritten by federal funds to-date, but is expected to incur cost to the library in the near future. The proposed cost of $500 per year is included in this plan.
The library continues to procure and maintain computer systems for public use.
The following equipment is available for patron use, having been purchased with grant funds:
Hard Drive
Date acquired
8 HP ProBook 4525s Windows 7 Pro, SP1, 32-bit AMD Athlon II P340 Dual-Core, 2.2 GHz 280 GB 2 GB 7/2011 $3,720
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

Other grant-purchased equipment
    1. One HP LaserJet P2055dn Printer (7/2011, $405)
    2. One Epson Perfection V500 Scanner (7/2011, $178)
    3. One HP Deskjet 4100 laser printer (2001)
    4. One 267 MHz Pentium desktop computer with 64 MB RAM and 4.0 GB hard drive running Windows ME. (1998?) – currently offline.
      Additional computer equipment available for public use:
      Hard Drive
      Date acquired
      1 Dell Optiplex 755 (refurbished) - “Dixon” Windows 7 Home Premium, SP1, 32-bit Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 @ 2.33 GHz 250 GB 2 GB 9/2013 $188
      1 HP Pavilion a1424n - “Madison” 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:
Hard Drive
Date acquired
1 eMachine - “Clark” Windows 7 Home Premium, SP1, 64-bit AMD E-350 APU, 1.6 GHz 450 GB 4 GB 8/24/2012 $471
1 eMachine EL 1300G-02W (“Mitchell”) Windows XP Home Edition SP3 AMD Athlon 2650e 160 GB 1 GB 9/29/2009 $298
1 Toshiba Satellite L305D-S5934 - “Verne” Windows Vista Home Premium, SP2 AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core, 250 GB 3 GB 2/19/2009 $530

Currently offline:
1 Emachine (Truman)

Windows Vista AMD Athlon 64 160 GB 1 GB 3/27/2008 $498

1 Dell (“Cooper”) 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 Epson Workforce 545 color printer/copier/scanner (purchased 8/4/2012, $89)
    2. One television (purchased by Friends of the Library 6/2011, $506)
    3. One Brother IntelliFAX 2820 (purchased by Friends of the Library)
    4. One Sharp AR-M237 copier (purchased in 2004)
    5. One MultiSeal 252 large lamintor.
    6. 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:
The library board developed a long-range plan in early 2014 which includes technology education. The following goal from that plan reflects a community need for technology education:
    The library facilitates exposure to new and existing technology for all ages.
      a. host computer classes
        (1) The library offers at least one (1) computer class per year.
        (2) At least one (1) volunteer or “extra help” participant is asked to work at each class.
      b. offer one-on-one help with personal technology devices
        (1) Library staff will be familiar with at least one (1) personal technology device such as a smart phone or ereader.
        (2) At least five (5) one-on-one sessions will be conducted each year.
      c. collect materials offering help with technology
        (1) At least five (5) technology-related books or magazine titles are added to the collection each year during the duration of this plan.
        (2) The library promotes technology-related material at least one (1) time each year.
    Resources required:
      1. Staff time
      1. Materials budget – $150 per year
      1. Volunteers/”extra help” workers

With increasing availability of electronic devices through the local school system, the library is seeing more patron-owned equipment being used. This is decreasing the demand for library-owned equipment while increasing bandwidth demands. The library will seek to maintain or increase the current equipment count and replace aging equipment as necessary during the duration of this plan. Bandwidth use will be monitored and increased as necessary to meet demand.

    Opportunities 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.
    Goal/Objective Budget Category Year Cost Funding Source
    Goal: Facilitate public access to electronic resources

    Objective: Maintain the number of computer stations available to the public at twelve to fourteen by upgrading or replacing aging equipment as necessary. Equipment, mainte all
    Operating and gift funds
    Objective: Provide sufficient connectivity to meet demand Communication all
    E-rate/state internet grant
    Obective: Familiarize staff with various resources available by offering at least one training session per quarter. Professional development all
    Operating fund
    Objective: Collect material offering help with technology Materials All
    Operating fund
    Objective: Retain membership in the Evergreen Indiana consortium TBD All
    Operating fund
    Total required funding