Re: [Videolib] Wireless networks in libraries

Tina Hager (
Mon, 13 Dec 2004 11:08:42 -0600

I am interested in this information too because I do plan on our library
going wireless sometime next year and having laptops available, etc.
Tina Hager
Little Elm Public Library Director
----- Original Message -----
From: "James Scholtz" <>
To: "Sdln-L" <>; "Videolib"
Sent: Monday, December 13, 2004 9:46 AM
Subject: [Videolib] Wireless networks in libraries

> Hi Gang, I just thought I'd put out a feeler to some libaries asking if
> have a wireless network in your library for patron access and how you
> it. For example, I've got some specific questions:
> Do you have a two-tiered network - one for admin/staff; one for in-house
> patron use (filtered) and then another for wireless (unfiltered or
> filtered)?
> Do you have all staff/some staff trained in assisting patrons to setup
> wireless PCs for the network? Do you loan out equipment (laptops) to
> patrons in-house; if so, how many units (fee/free.)
> If unfiltered access and patrons are using their own PCs - how do you deal
> with patron's accessing objectionable (don't read pornographic,
> here) sites using their own equipment, albiet in a public building?
> willing to share their policy with me?
> Any recommendations regarding equipment? Working in a concrete/steel
> building with lots of walls/floors - probably 802.11g is best? Where do
> position your sending unit(s) for optimal reception?
> How do you handle troubleshooting? Viruses/spyware, downloaded computer
> programs, etc. - any differently from your wired network - esp. because
> these are patron's PCs?
> Any other relevent information would be appreciated?
> Thanks. Jim Scholtz, Library Director
> Yankton Community Library
> 515 Walnut St.
> Yankton, SD 57078
> (605) 668-5276
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