Thin Clients in Libraries: A Brief Reflection

Picture of the book "I can make you thin"

Thin Clients” are inex­pen­sive com­put­ers, throw­backs to the days of com­put­er ter­mi­nals. The thin client itself has very lit­tle pow­er, instead con­nect­ing to a pow­er­ful shared serv­er for most of its smarts. In many sit­u­a­tions these com­put­ers can save orga­ni­za­tions mon­ey in pur­chas­ing, set­up, and main­te­nance.

I recent­ly devel­oped a brief, 12-minute overview of “dumb” com­put­er access devices begin­ning with dumb ter­mi­nals, end­ing with thin clients, and touch­ing on their poten­tial appli­ca­tion in libraries. In case any­one would find it use­ful I’ve uploaded it: the Pow­er­Point includ­ing presenter’s notes.

P.S. I was sup­posed to devel­op an 8–10 minute overview. Oops.

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“Thin Clients in Libraries: A Brief Reflec­tion” by Andy Giesler is licensed under a Cre­ative Com­mons Attri­bu­tion-Non­com­mer­cial-Share Alike 3.0 Unit­ed States License.
Post image cred­it: Andrea Aus­toni

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