Category Archives: Library

What I did to make the Everex ready for patrons

The first thing I did was download and burn Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Herron to a disk.  This was eventually done on a “gasp” Windows machine, since the gOS burning software was somehow not able to burn a readable .iso.  So… … Continue reading

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New Linux Project @ Cass

The friends group at the Howard Branch of the Cass District Library have generously donated a six station computer table for patron access computers. This means that we need to come up with six new computers… Since we have a … Continue reading

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Defective By Design Calls for Protests against DRM using Libraries

Libraries: Kick DRM out!   The Boston Public Library (BPL) has DRM on its ebooks, audio books, music, and videos. These DRM systems sit between you and the item and restrict how and for how long you can access the … Continue reading

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Recipes for a 5-Star Library (with contributions by yours truly)

The Maintainit project has released another Joy of computing Cookbook. If you look closely, you will see that on Page three under the acknowledgments, I am listed as being from the Cass County Public library…. everyone gets that wrong… it … Continue reading

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Edubuntu: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

<!– @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } –> <!– @page { size: 8.5in 11in; margin: 0.79in } P { margin-bottom: 0.08in } –> Well, after several months of using Edubuntu in a LTSP … Continue reading

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YouTube – Information R/evolution

YouTube – Information R/evolution This short video should be required viewing for all information professionals. The world is moving forward…. are we being left behind?

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New Edubuntu Kid’s Station

New Edubuntu Kid’s Station Originally uploaded by ashkev. With the convenience of the Saboyan User Editor, I set up kid’s profiles as well as adult profiles, so with one server, I am running 6 Adult machines, and 1 Kid’s machine. … Continue reading

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Edubuntu Update Part 3

One of the last things on my to do list is to set up some sort of “Reboot and Restore” mechanism similar to what happens with deepfreeze. While this little script doesn’t do all of that, along with good file … Continue reading

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Overheard at the Circulation Desk

Patron: Do you have Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet and A Comedy of Errors? Librarian:  Yes we have The Complete Works of Shakespeare. Patron: Does it have Hamlet in it? Librarian: Yes it has The Complete Works of Shakespeare in it. … Continue reading

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Edubuntu Update

New Edubuntu Station Originally uploaded by ashkev. We now have the server running. We have had data poles installed in our Children’s area and in the reference room. In the reference area we are using two study carrels that were … Continue reading

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