Your input needed for the survey on public access technology

The Gates Foundation is working to gather feedback on how your library currently maintains its public access computers. Below is a link to a new survey about the practices you engage in and the challenges you face in maintaining your library’s public access technology. This important study will help the MaintainIT, WebJunction, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to understand the technical support needed to sustain public computing and Internet access in public libraries.

Your response to this survey will help the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation understand how your library currently maintains its public access computers. This knowledge will also assist MaintainIT Project (recently renamed TechSoup for Libraries) and WebJunction, two library-focused technical support organizations funded by the foundation, in developing useful tools and resources for public libraries. This survey should take approximately 20 minutes to complete and is confidential. To complete online we ask that you enter your library’s IMILSID code. If you do not know this number, you can find it by clicking here: IMILSID code index (this link is also included in the survey itself).

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this valuable research! The survey will close on August 31. Questions regarding this survey can be sent to Andrew Robinson at


~ by rcristanelli on August 29, 2009.