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Library computers on mend

Billings Gazette [aturday, March 13, 2010]

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Abstract: Parmly Billings Library is close to making a full recovery from an early February power outage that fried its Internet systems and threw a wrench into the final stages of its switch to the state catalog system. While the library owned the equipment and the software, it had to pay the company to maintain it at a cost of about $50,000 a year. In the shared catalog, the state takes care of many of those maintenance and hardware issues at a cost of only about $5,000 each year. In addition, the library would have had to switch over to the new required hardware at an estimated cost of $250,000 to $300,000. Instead, the library applied for and received a grant reserved for large libraries to upgrade to the shared consortium, and the state paid the $58,000 fee to join.


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Publication Year:2010
Type of Material:Article
Language English
Published in: Billings Gazette
Issue:aturday, March 13, 2010
Publisher:Billings Gazette
Place of Publication:Billings, MT
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Online access:http://billingsgazette.com/news/local/article_3abe9026-2f2c-11df-bfde-001cc4c002e0.html
Record Number:14632
Last Update:2012-12-29 14:06:47
Date Created:2010-03-15 12:18:42