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Technology

Introduction

Information about the Children's Internet Protection Act and the Network Advisory Council can be found here. Library staff can also find information about purchasing a personal computer.

Barcode Registry
A voluntary program where you enter your barcode range in the Montana Library Directory.

Library Automation Standards
An explanation of why standards based automation systems are important, as well as a summary of what the standards are.

PC Purchasing Specifications
Suggested specifications for a new PC purchase.

Recyling 
Consider recycling your old computer. The State of Montana's Department of Environmental Quality has a new web page with information about disposing of electronics.

TechAtlas 
A Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation initiative. This tool will help you with inventory and technology planning.

TechSoup 
A nonprofit organization that helps public libraries obtain donated and discounted technology products. TechSoup can support your library!

  • Montana State Library
  • P.O. Box 201800, 1515 East 6th Avenue
  • Helena, MT 59620-1800
  • Phone: (406) 444-3115
  • Fax: (406) 444-0266
  • msl.mt.gov