Category Archives: Computers

Technology Information Forum – January 2010 Meeting

Brentwood Public Library
9:30 am coffee
10:00 am meeting

Approval of Minutes from December meeting held on 12/3/09 B. Schott

Demonstrations and Discussions:
* Cloud Computing – Integrating the Cloud and the Desktop
* Ubuntu and the Cloud…
* Jolicloud
* Eyeos
* gOS

Break – 15 Minutes

* SpiceWorks – Network Inventory and Helpdesk – Dominic Iadicicco
* Inventory your network and PCs
* Monitor and Manage Your Network
* Manage your IT assets
* Audit your Software
* IT Help Desk

* Open Discussion

See you there!!!

2009 Annual Meeting and Program

This year’s Computer and Technical Services Division will take place on December 9, 2009 at the Brentwood Public Library, followed by a program on:

Computing in the Cloud

Cloud Computing is having a profound impact on how businesses and people buy, use and manage software and hardware.  It represents an enormous shift in both business and personal computing, allowing organizations and individuals to access hardware and applications through subscription, via the Internet, rather than upfront purchases. Please join us and our panel of Long Island based Cloud-Computing companies in a lively conversation about this emerging trend.


Raj Sethi, CEO & founder, Ekartha Inc.

Gurpreet Singh, VP of Product Development & Marketing, Ekartha Inc.

Tom McCormack, VP of Managed Hosting,  Mindshift

Wednesday, December 9th

9:30 (sharp) coffee

9:45 short annual meeting

10:00 presentation
Brentwood Public Library

Click here for flyer and registration form

Open Source Program: Follow up

Thanks to all of our speakers and all who attended our program on open source software in libraries on 10/22 at the South Country Library.  Thank you also to all who contributed to our Habitat for Humanity basket.

A program evaluation form can be found here.

Handouts from the program are available here and here.

In addition, here are links to some of the other resources mentioned at the program:

Program: Open Source Software in Libraries

There is a lot of talk about using open source software. Should you be implementing it in your library? Is it good enough to replace your existing applications? Is it really free? Join us as we attempt to sort out the hype from the reality, giving you the facts you need to make informed choices for your library. Our panelists will present a well-rounded overview, sharing their unique perspectives and experiences.

Panelists Include:
• Dominic Iadicicco, South Country Library
• Bob Johnson, Port Jefferson Free Library
• Andrew White and Joseph Balsamo, Health Sciences Library-Stony Brook University
• Ted Gutmann, Emma S. Clark Memorial Library

WHERE: South Country Library
22 Station Road
Bellport, NY 11713
(631) 286-0818

WHEN: Thursday, October 22, 2009
10 a.m. – 12 noon
(refreshments at 9:30)

To register, please RSVP by October 15 to:
Ted Gutmann
Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, 120 Main St., Setauket, NY 11733, (631) 941-4080 ext. 132
(program flyer)

Please Contribute
CATS, in cooperation with SCLA’s Community Services Committee is collecting items for a Children’s Basket for a Habitat for Humanity family with a young (6-year old) child.
We are seeking new items (puzzles, games, videos, etc.) or non-perishable foods that kids like (e.g., peanut butter, mac & cheese, graham crackers, marshmallows).
If you want to contribute, please bring an item to the program.
Thanks for your help!

Technology Information Forum – September meeting

When: Thursday, September 3, 2009, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (coffee at 9:30)

Where: Connetquot Public Library


Approval of Minutes from June meeting held 7/16/09 B. Schott


·            ESET NOD32 Antivirus – Dom and Bob

·            Software We Can’t Live Without – Please bring your favorite tidbit of software that you can’t live without on the job. Small tools, monitoring software, and any other helpful software will be discussed. Please be prepared to show off your favorite software

·            Online applications – Helpful Sites – Tech. Support, etc… Bring your best sites…

·            SIRSI ILS Software – Connetquot / Janet Kowal / Sue Altman

Break – 15 Mins.

  • Mobile Apps. – I-phone, and portable devices – What’s really possible? Show and tell your experience with mobile applications and hardware.
  • Windows Terminal Services – OPAC
  • Open Discussion
  • TIF Website, Again… – R. Johnson / T. Madden


See you there!!!

Technology Information Forum Meeting

When: Thursday, July 16, 2009, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (coffee at 9:30)

Where: Half Hollow Hills Community Library (Dix Hills location)

Join us to discuss issues relating to technology in libaries, and to share information about what you’re doing in your library.


Approval of Minutes from June meeting held 6/14/09 B. Schott


·            Skype Demonstration – Wendy Reeve

·            PFSense Firewall Demonstration – Dominic Iadicicco

Break – 15 Mins.

Ruth Westfall – SCLS
Administrator for Technology Services

TIF Website – R. Johnson / T. Madden