“Hundreds of Hot Spots ‘Missing, Lost’ From Houston Public Library System”
The library was hoping to keep expanding the program, but when Channel 2 Investigates checked in on the effort, we discovered hundreds of these devices have vanished. The Library system also has trouble collecting fees from those who don’t return the devices or return the devices late.
Providing access to technology is one of the core missions of the library. The hotspot program was launched because not everyone can make it to a library branch to log on to a computer.
Note: The report shows that 419 of the 1,097 hotspots are either lost or missing (at the time of publication).
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Gary Price (email@example.com) 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.