In addition to K-12 school districts, libraries, such as the Bucks County Public Libraries, have been able to take advantage of the E-Rate program to offer communities cutting edge resources on top of the local services they have always provided.
Warrington, PA (PRWEB) May 15, 2012
Sunesys recently began construction to connect 11 libraries in the Bucks County Public Libraries system with a one gigabit managed wide area network (WAN). The network will provide improved connectivity between sites over dedicated fiber optic strands.
Bucks County Free Library Executive Director, Martina Kominiarek, on the network: “We are very excited to upgrade our network within the library system. The new network will provide us with improved network reliability and enhanced cooperation and sharing of resources between the libraries.”
“In addition to K-12 school districts, libraries, such as the Bucks County Public Libraries, have been able to take advantage of the E-Rate program to offer communities cutting edge resources on top of the local services they have always provided,” said Sunesys President, Larry Coleman.
The network will also support the libraries’ internet access, which is provided free via wifi to all members with a library card and PIN.
Bucks County Public Libraries increased connectivity through a managed WAN solution offers students, community members and the public alike, a gateway to essential information through a secure and reliable network.
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About Bucks County Public Libraries:
Bucks County Public Libraries and the Doylestown District operations are cooperative efforts of the Bucks County Free Library and community public libraries. Bucks County Free Library departments provide centralized services and operations to all the libraries in areas where sharing resources is cost effective. About $1.3 million in state library aid offsets these costs.
These operations include book ordering, processing, and delivery; computer and networked services for public and staff PCs; and inter-library delivery of items from location to location, among others. District services include county wide programs such as Summer Reading; borrowing and loaning materials to and from outside Bucks County; and board and staff training and development.
Centralized support and District offices are located in Doylestown. Policy and procedures for centralized support and District services are a collaborative effort among participating libraries. The District and Consortium Advisory Council is a group of library directors and board representatives that meets at least three times per year to determine budgets, strategic priorities, and policies in areas of shared operation. The most important policies and procedures that all Bucks County public libraries share are those regarding checkouts and sharing of items in library collections and computer use.