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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Commission Announces Launch of New Computer Program

The Mississippi Library Commission (MLC), in partnership with the Mississippi Broadband Connect Coalition (MBCC), announces the launching of a new program called Computers for Libraries. The program consists of the coordinating of the donation of gently used computers meeting minimum specifications to public libraries by state agencies, businesses, and individuals. Public libraries will use the computers to meet the growing needs of local residents for access to technology and the Internet for educational, recreational, and informational purposes.

Currently, more than two million people use computers in public libraries for job searches, completing job applications, job and skills training, computer classes and other Internet uses.

How It Works
  • State agencies and businesses register for an account to list equipment for donation on database. Donating entities are strongly encouraged to adhere to internal policies/ procedures for disposal of property.
  • Mississippi public libraries register for an account and log in to database to browse and request available donated equipment. Equipment requests are on a first come, first serve basis.

Minimum Specifications for Donated Equipment
  • 1 GB Memory
  • 80 GB Hard Drive
  •  All power cords and cables
  • Hard drive installed and cleaned
  • Network interface card and/or Wi-Fi card installed
  • Windows XP; or
    Windows Vista; or
    Windows 7

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