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Annual Report Guide: 9 - Outlet

Created to move all information and reports for the 47 Libraries of RCLS to one place that is always accessible.

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Section 9: SERVICE OUTLET INFORMATION

9.24 Indicate the year this outlet underwent a major renovation costing $25,000 or more. If you applied for Construction Aid and the project was $25,000 or more, then this field mostly likely will need to be updated.

9.25 Square footage of the outlet: Is now a prefilled field.  To update, add a Note. 

New Question 9.26a Reporting method for number of uses of Public Internet Computers per year.  Answer CT - Annual Count or ES - Annual estimate based on typical week(s). Note: The Outline of Major Changes has the wrong question number.

9.27 Number of uses (sessions) of public internet computers per year: The instructions advise completing a people count (bodies in front of public internet PCs) for a week and then extrapolating that number over a year.

  • Libraries using Envisionware PC Reservation can run reports through the Reporting Module.  

9.28 Type of Connection on the outlet’s public internet computers: Most RCLS member libraries use cable for their public internet. Indicate Cable even if your cable company supports their network with fiber.

  • Cornwall is using FIOS (fiber)
  • Eldred, Florida, Mamakating, Middletown, and Warwick are using DSL

9.29 – 9.30 Connection speeds: The most reliable way to answer both questions is to run a speed test. Just do a search on google “speed test”, run it and record the results.   

Or: Use the guidelines below, which are very rough estimates:

  • All libraries in Spectrum (Time/Warner) territory have a mix of bandwidth. Choose Greater than 10 mbps and less than 15 mbps.
  • Eldred, Florida, Middletown, Warwick – Choose Greater than 15 mbps and less than 25 mbps.
  • All other Cablevision libraries – Choose Greater than 25 mbps and less than 50 mbps

9.31 Internet Provider: Indicate your cable/DSL provider, not RCLS.

9.32 Wi-Fi Access: In most cases, choose Unrestricted. If you use RCLS SonicWall Ace access points, choose Password Required.

New Question 9.32a Reporting method for number for wireless sessions per year.  Answer CT - Annual Count or ES - Annual estimate based on typical week(s).  Note: The Outline of Major Changes has the wrong question number and the instructions state the wrong question.

9.33 Number of wireless sessions:  

  • If you have the SonicWall Ace access points, they have been configured to email the daily counts to someone in the library.

Entering N/A with a Note saying “Unable to determine” will not be accepted.