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Farmer, Lesley S. J. – Technology Connection, 1998
Presents insights of what does and doesn't work in school library local area network (LAN) printing in terms of five "myths": (1) "You need a network to share a printer;" (2) "Printing is much faster on a network;" (3) "All printers are created equal;" (4) "If one is good, two are better;" (5) "I'll never learn." (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Peripherals, Computer Printers, Computer Uses in Education
Sherouse, Vicki M. – Technology Connection, 1995
Provides guidelines for automating a school library with limited funds and staff. Includes suggestions for preparation; finding equipment, choosing software, using MARC records, using volunteers for barcoding/loading records, the initial switch to an automated catalog, and continuing expenses and hardware upgrades. A sidebar lists costs for a…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Computer Software Selection, Facility Improvement, Guidelines
Farmer, Lesley S. J. – Technology Connection, 1996
Outlines minor repairs and maintenance that can be done to minimize problems and to lower service costs for computers. Highlights include: components of a repair tool kit; benefits of familiarity with equipment; preventative measures to cut down on repairs; installation of RAM, DIP, and SIMM chips; board configurations; installation of a drive;…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Costs, Equipment Maintenance, Problems
Farmer, Lesley S. J. – Technology Connection, 1996
Presents tips and suggestions for installing computer hardware and related equipment in school libraries. Highlights include cabling and wiring set-up; temperature control and lighting; hardware placement that allows for safety and supervision; spatial and furniture considerations for hardware stations; equipment storage; and security. (AEF)
Descriptors: Climate Control, Computer Peripherals, Elementary Secondary Education, Equipment Storage
Onishi, Esther; Peto, Erica – Technology Connection, 1996
Describes a program where fifth and sixth graders are trained as school technology assistants. The childrens' duties include installation of software, making minor repairs, cleaning computer equipment, and assisting teachers and students. Outlines components of the program, lists forms the assistants use and skills they are taught, and provides…
Descriptors: Computer Peripherals, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Farmer, Lesley S. J. – Technology Connection, 1995
Examines major network structures and provides criteria for selecting the best layout. Describes daisy-chain, star, bus, tree, ring, and token ring topologies. Discusses factors to consider when connecting computers, including user needs, printing demands, modem and file sharing, user grouping, the physical plant, and connective equipment. (AEF)
Descriptors: Computer Networks, Computer Peripherals, Computer Printers, Computer System Design