February 19, 2008

The Joy of Computing: Two Tech Cookbooks for Your Library

These two "editions" of The Joy of Computing are terrific sources of tech information for small- and medium-sized libraries!

The Joy of Computing: A Cookbook for Small and Rural Libraries
covers a lot of the basic computer tasks (installing anti-virus, performing maintenance, and getting training) that larger libraries take for granted with the use of their tech staff.

The Joy of Computing: Recipes for a 5-Star Library is geared towards libraries serving communities of 10,000 to 25,000, and seems to focus more on wireless technologies.

Both editions offer lots of great library-technology advice, written in a non-techie language for everyone to make use of.

Note: Both links open large PDF files and might take a while to load, depending on your Internet connection.