Wireless Networks in Libraries
Library Technology Reports
Copyright (c) 2006 ALA Techsource
Abstract: This issue of Library Technology Reports provides all the information needed to implement a wireless network in a library. It will explain the basics of thetechnologies involved as well as the practical issues related to installation. The report also will explore pertinent issues, including computer security, access policies, and appropriate use. The target audience includes libraryadministrators, systems librarians, and other computersavvylibrary workers. For the library administrator, this report aims toprovide background information and perspective in order to inform decisions regarding whether or not to implement a wireless network, the relative risks and benefits, the development of policies, and the general terminologyand background information necessary to evaluate advice given by technical staff or consultants. For library technical personnel, it provides detailed information for implementing and securing a wireless network in the library setting. Some sections provide broad definitions of concepts and terminology and others will focus on in-depth technical details.