Monthly Archives: July 2004

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South Bend Tribune covers Local WiFi

On Saturday, we had a FRONT PAGE article on WiFi! Link good for only seven days or by paying! Offering ‘Wi-Fi’ Wireless Internet can be accessed for free at local libraries and businesses By MARGARET FOSMOE Tribune Staff Writer ON SCREEN: Stephen Taig, of Elkhart, works on his laptop computer last week at Panera Bread in Mishawaka. The restaurant offers free high-speed wireless Internet access to customers and loans out wireless cards. SOUTH BEND — Free high-speed wireless Internet access is spreading among area public libraries and businesses. Known as Wi-Fi — short for Wireless Fidelity — it provides computer […]

Technology Training Tribunal

Join 4 Technology Trainers at Internet Librarian 2004 — Sunday November 15th after the preconferences. We’ll be hosting a Community of Interest networking session… if you train in a library setting and want to chat and ask questions or give answers — we’ll see you there. Scheduled to lead the discussion/be on hand to chat: Robert Lewandowski – St. Joseph County Public Library Technology Trainer Michael Porter – LibraryMan Blog Aaron Schmidt – walkingpaper & Thomas Ford Memorial Library Michael Stephens – TTW Blog, SJCPL & member of the UNT IMLS PhD program

SJCPL Offers WiFi at all locations

I am proud to say that during my leave, the good IT folks at my library finished making the whole library system wifi compatible! Read about it here: This morning, I’m IMing with SJCPL staffer Sean who said this week on his floor — the magazine/fiction area –he saw a Powerbook user, a windows PC person doing homework AND a Palm user checking movie descriptions to find soimething in our AV department. Welcome one and all to the Wireless World!

Airtunes in My House

I got back from Traverse City today because of a family reunion this weekend. Waiting for me was the new Apple Airport Express with AirTunes cables! It took about 10 minutes to install the little transmitter/receiver, load software and plug a digital cable into my Sony receiver. PRESTO. Streaming tunes from my G5 to the entertainment center! EXCELLENT sound as well with an Apple/Monster Cable digital optical input! Thanks Apple!

Technology Planning Article

I’m working on a second dratft of an article on technology planning… I need YOUR HELP! Have you been successful with the art of the tech plan? Have you crashed and burned and don’t mind telling me about it? E-mail me and let’s talk! mstephens7 (at)

Update: Summer Hiatus

I should have posted last week but travel to ALA and then zipping right up to Traverse City wore me out. I’m deep in statisctics and two other course via the Web for UNT so I’m taking a few days to focus on school. The readings have been fascinating so far: histories of info science, examinations of cryptography, etc. Stats… uhhh, don’t ask! Look for me in a few days! Rock On!