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Technology

Organization’s Priorities for Implementation of Technology: Installing a total of 8 (or potentially 9) computers to serve a variety of functions.

HIGHEST PRIORITY

Installing up to 3 computers in the Intake room on the main floor.

Computer #1 (tower):

  • will use Windows 2000 operating system, a variety of web browsers, and OpenOffice
  • network will be configured and tested
  • internet access needed
  • will require drop cable installation as it will be part of the network of computers installed in the basement
  • peripheral additions will include a printer if possible; GSLIS will need to check Prarienet stock

Computer #2 (tower):

  • intended for creating and storing highly confidential files
  • will use Windows 2000 operating system, a variety of web browsers (for future flexibility)and OpenOffice
  • internet access not necessary
  • peripheral additions will include a printer if possible; GSLIS will need to check Prarienet stock

Computer #3 (tower): Details will need to be left open for now

  • intended to display the eye of the security camera system.
  • a monitor may be the minimum need.
  • internet access not necessary
  • GSLIS students investigating Pass Security technologies to determine if computer hook-up is necessary or possible, and whether or not implementation can be effective considering the potential risks to security

ADDITIONAL COMPUTER NEEDS

Installing up to 6 computers in the basement (including Ms. Calhoun’s laptop).

Computer #1 (tower or desktop): Director’s office (Essie Calhoun).

  • intended for creating and storing highly confidential files
  • will use Windows 2000 operating system, a variety of web browsers (for future flexibility), and OpenOffice
  • internet access not necessary

Computer #2 (laptop): Director’s office (Essie Calhoun).

  • internet access needed for laptop
  • network will be configured and tested
  • GSLIS students will perform general diagnostics, may update the operating system, add helpful applications and anti-virus software to increase pc performance.
  • connectivity to security camera system with roving capacity is being explored; implementation may not be doable, effective, or advisable considering the risks (please see above)
  • peripheral additions will include a mouse and printer if possible; GSLIS will need to check Prarienet stock

Computers #3 & maybe #4 (desktops): Staff area/Staff use

  • will use Windows 2000 operating system, a variety of web browsers, and OpenOffice
  • network will be configured and tested
  • internet access needed

Computers #5 & maybe #6:(desktops) Staff area/Client use

  • will use Windows 2000 operating system, a variety of web browsers, and OpenOffice
  • network will be configured and tested
  • internet access needed

Resources Available to Implement Technology at the Organization

Resources Organization Can Provide for Technology Implementation

  • space
  • plenty of electrical outlets, with one 20 amp circuit made available to the
    computers only–not to be used in a dedicated way by any other electrical
    device (e.g., light fixtures, dehumidifier, furnace blower)
  • 2 cubicles for 2 basement computers
  • desk surfaces for remaining basement computers
  • 2 donated computers and 1 laptop (staff believe one computer may not be servicable due to its age)
  • up to 4 power strips
  • DSL router
  • additional peripherals if desired (print servers, print cartridges; etc.)

Resources GSLIS Will Need to Provide

  • up to 7 computers (and possibly 2 printers and 1 mouse)
  • Windows 2000 operating system
  • a variety of web browsers
  • OpenOffice
  • switches
  • cables
  • cable supports