Building and Supporting a Borrowable Collection of Portable Digital Technology

Monday, March 17 | 2:30PM–3:15PM | St Gallen Second Floor
Session Type: Professional Development

At Miami University, we have closed all university-wide computer labs due to low use. To continue to provide access to technology, we've built a heavily used collection that includes laptops, tablets, audio recorders, video cameras, microphones, networking cables, power cords, projectors, financial/graphic calculators, and more. This session will discuss how we grow, evaluate, and manage the equipment loans. This approach will provide a springboard to discussion for sustaining a collection of portable digital technology.

OUTCOMES: Explore how to formulate criteria for selecting, retaining, and removing portable technology corresponding to campus demand * Discover how to anticipate challenges in maintaining and supporting a heavily used technology collection * Identify how portable technology might impact services in a shared facility