In the beginning……

Just how to start this blog?

I aim to share my discoveries as I come across new technologies and new ideas, either for service provision in public libraries, or which can be adapted for that purpose. My discoveries come from reading other blogs (hence me starting my own), magazines, websites and hearing things on the radio, TV or from other people.

So the first thing to share is something that is bound to impact on our public library in the not-too-distant future. The Computer on a Stick is a USB Flash drive with its own operating system and software, including browser, email package, messenger and office suite.

What’s the implications for our public library and others? I don’t know yet. We haven’t got UBS access for our patrons yet, but are planning it soon. Knowing this is coming will certainly add to our deliberations and how we will make this type of access available to them.