I’ve been away for a little while from my blog (mostly being a slacker). But I’m back!

I’ve recently changed jobs and said goodbye to Brimbank Libraries. I’m now working in technical services at the City of Yarra in Melbourne’s northern suburbs. Yarra is a very small municipality with a very different demographic to Brimbank; lots of rich people and lots of not so rich people in public housing.

Currently I’m finding out about getting the following for our libraries:
Wireless internet with authentication. Yarra currently offers wireless for the public through wireless routers in the libraries – no authentication or any kind of limiting. I’m suprised we can afford it (must be a great deal).
A computer booking system for the computer. Yarra currently has no real system. They use an online database to book the computers, but there is no control software at all on the computers.
An events booking system. There is currently one in place but I’m implementing a new one (it was purchased before I started).

Plus all the usual stuff like building a relationship with IT (called Information Systems or IS just to confuse me), moving servers and dealing with the company that runs our ILS. More about the ILS another day though (Sirsi-Dynix’s Symphony system).

Just thought I’d post an update for you all!

Job change – starting again

2 thoughts on “Job change – starting again

  • June 10, 2009 at 11:48 am

    Glad to have you back blogging. Congrats on the new job. Look forward to hearing more about what you are up to.

  • June 17, 2009 at 3:02 am

    RE: Great deal on Wifi etc.

    $2M for Victorian public libraries to manage public PCs and provide free Wifi goes along way!


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