Loveland (Colorado) Public Library Wins Award For Its Use of Cloud Computing
From a Wyse Technologies News Release:
Wyse Technology today announced that IDG’s Computerworld Honors program has named Colorado’s Loveland Public Library as a 2012 Laureate. The annual award program honors visionary applications of information technology promoting positive social, economic and educational change.
Loveland Public Library is using Wyse cloud client computing solutions to provide public computer access to the Internet at its recently renovated 57,000 square foot library. Instead of PCs, the Loveland Public Library installed Wyse cloud PCs allowing the library to quadruple the number of computers and still be able to support them with existing IT resources. The result: more available computers and an increase in the number of and variety of computer classes offered. But, the real impact has been in helping the unemployed library patrons who rely on the Library to seek employment and augment their computer skills for job training.
“What started out as a technology problem has turned into an opportunity to help the community. Before our renovation, we would have hour-long waits to use the computer, or worse we had to turn people away,” said Shane Adamson, Library Technology Manager.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.