ERIC Number: ED409903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Creating a Local Area Network in the School Library Media Center. Greenwood Professional Guides in School Librarianship.
Mather, Becky R.
This hands-on practical guide contains all the information the network novice needs to plan, fund, create, and maintain a local area network (LAN) in the school library media center. Step-by-step nontechnical instructions and advice for creating an information network are presented in understandable format. The network novice is taken from dream to implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of a LAN. This comprehensive guide 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. Appendices contain a technology assessment, student survey, participatory citizenship assignment and model, grading scale, suggested general topics, electronic resources policy, Internet user agreement, computer network discipline report, and computer service request. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Grantsmanship, Guidelines, Information Networks, Learning Resources Centers, Library Automation, Library Development, Library Equipment, Library Funding, Local Area Networks, School Libraries, Staff Development
Greenwood Publishing Group, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
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