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Tech @ the Library

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Our tech blog, wherein I discuss the technologies used behind the scenes at HMCPL.

From the networks that tie us together -- and to the outside world -- to the computers and services we use, this blog touches on the wide variety of technologies used in our systems. If ever you've got questions about how things at the Library work, feel free to send me a note.

The IT Services department is located on the third floor of the Downtown Huntsville branch of HMCPL. We've a small, dedicated team of IT experts, each of us specializing in our own fields, and working together to bring you the best service we can.

Aaron Sakovich
IT Services Manager

Koha, FOSS, and what that means to you

So, where is HMCPL headed with this new catalog upgrade to Koha? Why are we making this change?

Let’s talk a little philosophy here. No, not Aristotle, but computers. We’re taking a big leap with a major FOSS package, and I thought I’d take a few minutes to explain what that means, and why that’s good for you, our patrons.

FOSS. It's a short acronym, for a big concept.

Internet Safety Policy review

The Library Board of Directors will review the Internet Safety Policy at the Board meeting on Wednesday, March 19 at 4:00 p.m.  The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the Main Library.

Freegal Music 4.0

Freegal Music is HMCPL's online music service that provides you with high quality, free-of-cost, and DRM-free, music -- songs and albums that are yours to keep forever! Now in our second year of offering this service to you, our music provider has has released a major new update to Freegal, with lots of useful new features!