In 2015 the South Central Library System (SCLS) of Wisconsin began exploring the idea of applying for E-rate to take advantage of the major increase in funds available to public libraries due to the FCC E-rate Modernization Order. Ten libraries became CIPA compliant. SCLS assisted the libraries through the process, provided a filtering solution and filed for the 2016/2017 E-rate cycle on their behalf. Representatives from participating public libraries and the library system will provide a description of the process and what it was like to filter the internet for the first time. A former Wisconsin Public Library Technology Consultant and OITP Fellow will provide the history and current status of E-rate and CIPA.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: Transforming: Systems & Technology
Interests: Administration and Management, Electronic Resources, Emerging Technologies, Legislation, Public Services, Technology
Type of Library: Consortium, Public, Regional System
Cost: Included with full conference registration.