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Name: Richard Miller
Date registered: November 3, 2007


NCKLS Tech Consultant.

Latest posts

  1. Configure the Browser for best use of Auto-Graphics VERSO — March 19, 2015
  2. Fair use of Images on you website — February 4, 2015
  3. Help with Tech Plans — March 21, 2014
  4. 2012 Public Library Standards for Kansas — December 12, 2013
  5. Tech Tuesday: Phone line surge. — June 25, 2013

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Configure the Browser for best use of Auto-Graphics VERSO

  You may use Chrome or Firefox to run Verso but if settings are changed in IE then Firefox and Chrome should pick up those settings. The basic settings that need to be checked and changed include: Set Pop-ups to: Always open pop-ups in a new window Set Browsing history (cache) to: Every time I …

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Fair use of Images on you website

TechSoup.org posted an excellent article about “Can I Use That Image for My Website or Newsletter?” The article even has a link to find free images. Enjoy..

Help with Tech Plans

Planning the budget requires all aspects of the library’s operation be considered and evaluated. Though technology is not the largest budget line item, planning for technology has become more important since computer and Internet access has become a significant part of library service. Technology takes many forms but a short list of the major components …

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2012 Public Library Standards for Kansas

2012 Public Library Standards The complete standards are available in a printable PDF format or may be viewed online, by section. Introduction Structure and Governance Planning, Marketing, and Community Outreach Library Funding and Budget Library Services and Resources Automation and Technology Library Personnel Physical Facilities Appendix A: Base Library Director Salary Range Appendix B: Recommended …

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Tech Tuesday: Phone line surge.


  We are definitely in thunder storm season. Two libraries have had electrical surges damage their Printer/Fax machines: one last week and a second last night. If your library has a phone line connected directly to a fax machine or to an all in one printer (print, copy, scan & fax) we recommend you consider …

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Technology Grants – 2013

NCKLS is again offering Technology grants for the 2013 calendar year. Technology grants are available to NCKLS member libraries in the 8 taxing counties of Washington, Marshall, Clay, Riley, Dickinson, Morris, Marion and Chase. Libraries may apply for a grant by completing the on-line the 2013 Technology Grant application. Only online applications will be accepted NCKLS …

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Tech Tuesday: the Cloud

Alta Vista Clouds

My files, my files:  easy backup, access and sharing using Dropbox for your file storage in the Cloud. http://www.dropbox.com/ How to use…. Dropbox allows you to work with files on your computer (laptop, smart phone or tablet) and have those same files automatically backed up (or synced) to your Dropbox account. Why use.… If you …

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Tech Tuesday – KanEd & T-1s

As you may have heard, the Kansas Legislature passed a bill reducing Kan-ed’s funding. Between now and June 30, 2013 all libraries, schools, and hospitals currently connected to the Kan-Ed network via T-1 lines will need to transition to local Internet providers (ISP/Commercial internet). Because this change-over is happening in the middle of the E-Rate …

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Best Small Library in America

Carol Barta and Linda Knuppp have just returned from the annual ARSL Conference, this year held in Frisco, Texas.   Of special note was the General Session that featured Susan Rice Director at the Naturtia Community Library, recently named Library Journal’s 2011 Best Small Library in America award. WebJunction is hosting a 60 minute WebCast: …

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Patch Tuesday

Hello all, Yesterday (Aug 9) was Microsoft Patch Tuesday or “Download Tuesday” for the month of August. Keeping you computer software updated is always a good practice. Check for updates this week if you haven’t already done so. More Info from Microsoft: 1. Microsoft update information How to start updates manually: 2. start update: Start …

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