[Libs-Or] options for public computing

George Pilling gppilling at gmail.com
Sat Jan 12 20:21:22 PST 2013

Some library automation software includes computer reservations. I know that
Insignia software has a very good computer reservation system built in. 


George Pilling

1535 S. Grant St

Visalia CA  93277




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I can't speak to the limitation of the online-only apps (personally, I
detest Google docs), but I can say that you don't necessarily have to
abandon reservation software. ChromeOS is a Linux distribution, and Libki (
http://libki.org/) is a PC reservation application that's compatible with
Linux. It may take a bit of work, but I'd imagine that it could also work on
ChromeOS. Since the OS primarily runs through a web browser, you might also
check the Chrome Web Store to see if they have any apps/extensions for
public-oriented computers. We use Firefox on our Linux-based public
computers, and there's have a handy extension called Public Fox (
https://addons.mozilla.org/EN-us/firefox/addon/public-fox/), for instance.
Chrome may have something similar.


Library Director
Hood River County Library District
502 State St
Hood River, OR 97031

On 01/12/2013 12:14 PM, Leah Griffith wrote:

2.  I've been reading about Chromebooks, especially in California where the
state library did a $500,000+ grant and put thousands of Chromebooks out in
libraries (10 to 50 per library) and they are actually letting people check
them out to use at home for a week.   I'm looking more at using them within
the library and again the whole reservation issue is huge as I will not go
back to a sign up sheet after enjoying the automation of PC Reservation for
years ;-) How does it work with the limitation of apps and googledocs?


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