Technology Plan

TECHNOLOGY PLAN

From: January 1, 20013 To: December 31, 2013

Current Technology
What is the current level of technology in this library?
• A T1 connection to the Internet provided byTime Warner Cable for public access computers
• A wireless T1 connection to the Internet through the City of Taylor for library staff
• A Cisco router and switch
• 3 Aeronet wireless access points
• A Dell T620 library server
• WindowsNT network for our LAN
• A computer lab with 15 public access Internet workstations with LCD monitors Windows 7 and MS Office 13
• 11 laptop computers with wireless cards and Windows 7
• 3 library catalog computers with LCD monitors
• 15 staff computers with 19” LCD monitors and Windows 7
• Dell Windows 2003 Server for CybraryN
• HP Windows XP server for Deep Freeze
• 2 IBM Kid Desk computers with Windows 7 and children s programs
• Biblionix Apollo library software for our online catalog and circulation
• CybraryN public access computer management software
• HP 4000 Laserjet printer
• HP 4050 Laserjet printer
• HP 4700 Color Laserjet printer
• HP 8550 MFP color laser printer/copier
• HP 2015 Laserjet printer
• Kodak EasyShare Z1285 Digital Camera
• Canon VIXIA HFRIO HD camcorder
• Cresteron Professional Dual Bus Control System
• JBL speaker system
• HP Conference Series projector
• InFocus multi-media projector
• HP Scanjet 8390 flatbed scanner
• HP Scanjet 8300 flatbed scanner
• Smart Technologies 72 Smart Board
• Elmo visual presenter
• Library web page hosted by Civic Plus

Future Technology
What is the desired future level of technology in this library?
• Upgrade access points to collect wireless statistics
• Upgrade digital camera 
• Upgrade software 1-3 year intervals
• Upgrade of all computers at 5-year intervals
Time Line
What are the planned dates to implement this desired future level of technology?
• Upgrade access points 2014
• Upgraded digital camera 2014
• Upgrade software 2013
• MS Office 2013
• Deep Freeze
• Adobe Photoshop
• Upgrade of all computers at 5-year intervals
• Upgrade library server 2013

Budget
What are the approximate costs of this desired future level of technology?
• Upgrade for computers (each): $900.00
• Most software purchases through TechSoup at minimal cost

How does this library plan to secure these funds?
• City of Taylor
• Taylor Public Library Foundation
• Grant funds
• Patron donations
• Donations from civic groups

Education and Training
What are this library's plans to accomplish the training necessary for staff and patrons to use the desired technology effectively? What types and sources of training will this library participate in?
Network administration training City IT Staff, Connecting Texas Libraries Statewide (CTLS), Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Library software training Biblionix Apollo, Connecting Texas Libraries Statewide (CTLS), Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Hardware maintenance training City IT Staff, Connecting Texas Libraries Statewide (CTLS), Texas State Library and Archives Commission
Software maintenance training Library Staff, City IT Staff, Connecting Texas Libraries Statewide (CTLS), Texas State Library and Archives Commission, TechSoup, Web Junction

Technology Integration
How will this library integrate the use of these technologies into the services it provides for its users? How will their library evaluate the success of this plan?
We will use our Internet services to enhance and expand our current level of reference services. Through the Internet patrons and staff will have access to Texas State Library databases and other Internet information sources. Staff and students at area schools, Temple College staff and students, and other patrons will have remote access to our library catalog. We will work with the City of Taylor and others to provide links to information through our web pages.

We will use usage statistics, patron surveys, and anecdotal information to evaluate the success of this plan.