The Rock Springs Library has replaced 4 of the circulation public computers with HP dc5700 series desktops. They also have 17″ LCD monitors as well. The computers are dual-core with 2GB of RAM with Windows XP Professional. They will be ready for the Vista upgrade to take place next year some time. As far as performance, these machines are about 4 times faster than the previous Dell Dimensions we had before.
The new computers also feature a built-in memory card reader for 5 different memory cards, 3 front USB ports, and front audio ports. They do not however, have floppy disk drives.
In case you haven’t been to the Rock Springs Library lately, here is a photo of two of them:
We have been running into road blocks on the new sound system for the Sweetwater County Library. The first problem was the weather. It prevented us from traveling to Green River, and our maintenance crew had to plow snow. The second problem involves some wiring issues and equipment placement.
I am currently busy getting some new computers ready for Rock Springs Library, and working on some problems with broken down computers throughout the system. I am also heavily involved with a fiber optic project at the moment.
That’s the update for now. I know many of our staff are excited to get it going. Things are best done right rather than thrown together, and that is my philosophy as well. I will continue to update everyone, and I hope everyone has a great Valentines Day!