This month I’ve been forced to cancel all of my Internet-based patron classes due to the slowness of our T1 line. When I try to work at my own desk, I’m also getting frustrated by the time it takes for a page to load. Yet we have a T1 line at our library – which was the best thing since sliced bread for many years! Things are just moving SO fast these days, and not only am I struggling to keep up, but I guess our telecommunications line is as well. Our band-aid approach for the moment is to propose another T1 for at least the remainder of the year and then look at fiber optic. It amazes me how fast we’ve gone out of date, and try to remember back to the time when each one of us had a 56k dial-up modem connected to our computers. How can any of us ever claim to be “on top of things” in this technology-driven library environment?
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