Using Idle Library Tech to Fight COVID-19

Closings and service reductions have left some libraries with an array of technology that currently sits idle. Rather than let this equipment gather dust, why not add it to the fight against the Coronavirus? Below are two ways your library may be able to help. Add Your Computers’ Processing Power to the Search for TreatmentsContinue reading “Using Idle Library Tech to Fight COVID-19”

Disconnected: Seven Lessons on Fixing the Digital Divide

The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has just released Disconnected: Seven Lessons on Fixing the Digital Divide. This report explores issues of broadband access, its economic impact, and methods to help close the divide (an area where libraries can certainly play a role). The report is non-technical in nature, and is composed of sevenContinue reading “Disconnected: Seven Lessons on Fixing the Digital Divide”

3D Printed Guns and the Library: A Reminder That Policy is Important!

The news cycle has been dominated by the impending publication of plans for 3D-printed firearms, originally set for August 1, 2018. A federal judge has intervened,¬†issuing a restraining order¬†to block the files from being posted, for the time being. For libraries with a 3D printer, this seems an appropriate time to discuss the importance ofContinue reading “3D Printed Guns and the Library: A Reminder That Policy is Important!”