Library Technology Services
ITM Library Clients
Avon Free Public Library
Bethel Public Library
Edith Wheeler Memorial Library (Monroe)
Mark Twain Library (Redding)
Minor Memorial Library (Roxbury)
Noah Webster Library (West Hartford)
Simsbury Public Library
Southbury Public Library
The Guilford Free Library
Wallingford Public Library
Wolcott Public Library
"Internet use seems to create an information hunger and it is information-savvy young people who are most likely to visit libraries," says Leigh Estabrook, a professor emerita at the University of Illinois and co-author of a report on a Pew Internet & American Life Project survey.
According to the survey. Internet users were more than twice as likely to patronize libraries as non-Internet users. More than two-thirds of library visitors in all age groups said they used computers while at the library. Sixty-five percent of them looked up information on the Internet while 62 percent used computers to check into the library's resources.
Libraries are unique in many ways, not the least of which is they have an increasingly technology driven mission without having dedicated technology staff and departments to handle it. The Library's job from a technology perspective is still to provide a means to access information, but in this realm the information can be anywhere in the world and in any number of various formats. The key, therefore, is to provide a flexible technology infrastructure that will allow patrons to freely explore the digital world.
ITM understands the way technology works in the
Library environment. For our clients we generally manage the design,
vendor selection and construction of the technology infrastructure at
the Library. This can include any or all of the following systems:
One thing we have learned in our Library projects is that it is critically important to be involved in a project early. While the design stage of construction or remodeling may seem to be way too early to be considering computers, in fact that is when we need to be considering wire paths, equipment rooms and AV design. The goal is to have technology seamlessly integrated into the building, rather than being bolted on as an afterthought. When we can work with the Architects and Consulting Engineers from the beginning of the project the results are as beautiful as they are functional. If you are even considering building, remodeling or upgrading your facility please call 203-648-9466 or e-mail us to explore how we can help.