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Creating A Local Area Network In The School Library Media Center
     

Creating A Local Area Network In The School Library Media Center

by Becky R. Mather
 

ISBN-10: 0313300941

ISBN-13: 9780313300943

Pub. Date: 06/30/1997

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Let an award-winning school library media specialist who has implemented a local area network (LAN) in her media center help you plan this important addition to your media center while avoiding the pitfalls. This hands-on practical guide contains all the information the network novice needs to plan, fund, create, and maintain a LAN in the media center. Based on the

Overview

Let an award-winning school library media specialist who has implemented a local area network (LAN) in her media center help you plan this important addition to your media center while avoiding the pitfalls. This hands-on practical guide contains all the information the network novice needs to plan, fund, create, and maintain a LAN in the media center. Based on the experience of the school library media specialist who received the 1994 Follett/AASL Microcomputer in the Media Center Award for creating a local area network in the high school media center, this guide describes the procedures for planning, designing, funding, installing, organizing, training, evaluating, and maintaining a LAN in a library media center setting. Step-by-step nontechnical instructions and advice for creating an information network are presented in an understandable format. How to expand into a school-district wide area network (WAN) and gain access to the Internet are also discussed.

This comprehensive work takes the network novice from dream to implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of a local area network. It covers funding sources, tips for writing technology grants, requests for proposals from vendors, staff inservice and student training, evaluation and assessment, student internships, technology teams, troubleshooting equipment, and network administration. Useful forms, simple network schematic diagrams, a model school-board approved electronic resources policy, a glossary of technical terms, and sample assessment tools are included. No other book walks the library media specialist through every step in creating a LAN. Media professionals who want to provide networked electronic information to the staff and students but are not sure of how to proceed will benefit from this clear, nontechnical guide to the process.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313300943
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/30/1997
Series:
Greenwood Professional Guides in School Librarianship Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

What Is a Network, and Why Do I Need One?

Planning Your Network

Funding Sources

The Dream Becomes Reality

Technology Training: Who Needs What?

Life as You Know It Is Over

Keeping It Running: Troubleshooting and Maintenance

What's Next?

Appendices

Glossary

Bibliography

Index

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