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Three-Year Technology Plan for the Nation of Panem Capitol Library Time Period Covered by this Plan: July

1, 3 ADD through June 30, 5 ADD Library: The Nation of Panem Capitol Library Library Director: Suzanne Collins Mailing Address: 1213 City Circle, the Capitol, Panem Phone: (123) 456-7890 Email: director@capitol.lib.panem.gov Authors of Plan: Doris Brosz, Kellie Meehlhause, Jessica Raburn, Brittany Torres Web Address: https://www.capitol.lib.panem.gov Employer Identification Number: Classified Vision Statement: (Of the Library) To serve as a center of enrichment for the citizens of Panems Capitol by providing free and convenient access to information, culture, and entertainment in a variety of formats. Because technology is so integral to our communitys lifestyle and governance, the Nation of Panem Capitol Library will seek to utilize current and future technologies, software, and networking capabilities to enhance our patrons livelihood and political dominance over the Districts. As such, the library will be accessible both as a physical place, where citizens can socialize and fulfill their information needs during designated hours, and as an electronic hub through its website and electronic resources, which will be available online 24/7 for Capitol residents and approved District Peacekeepers only. Library staff will also receive continuous training and education opportunities in order to better serve the public. Technology History: This is the Nation of Panem Capitol Librarys first attempt since the Dark Days to implement technology within its City Circle facility. In 2406 (a.k.a. 4 BDD), the library lacked the capacities for new and advanced technology, and was primarily used as a print book depository and documents archive, wherein all Panem residents could access information about the creation of the country and its culture. Due to growing interest in and limited access to these delicate resources, that same year President Cassius issued a proclamation that the librarys policies, services, and collection be reorganized in order to serve as a more comprehensive and accessible source of information for the community. Most importantly, electronic services and technology would be added to supplement current print services. A committee was formed to address these updates, and the following technology goals were established: Improve and expand electronic access to all collections.

Research, evaluate, and invest in new technology, software, and/or technological improvements to existing systems. Train all current and future staff in new technology and software. Unfortunately, much has changed within Panem and the Capitol since then that prevented the original plan from being completed. During the time popularly referred to as the Dark Days, Panem experienced the uprising of the Districts against the Capitol Twelve were defeated, the thirteenth obliterated. The Treaty of Treason gave us the new laws to guarantee peace (Collins, 2008, p. 18). Though muttations and the surrounding Rockies protected the Capitol from a massive invasion, citizen panic still took its toll on the library, resulting in the destruction of the physical building and pilfering of several resources. The aftermath of the Treaty of Treason influenced the librarys reorganization by limiting information access to only loyal Capitol citizens and approved Peacekeepers as a means of preserving national security, freedom, and honor. Understanding the importance of knowledge and entertainment in establishing a communitys identity and values, the newly appointed President Snow also expanded the librarys annual budget in order to rebuild a newer and more technologically advanced facility. At the present time, the Nation of Panem Capitol Library resides in a newly built, state-of-the-art building in the City Circle of the Capitol. It serves approximately 8000 Capitol residents and over 200 Peacekeepers throughout the Districts. Our patrons are some of the wealthiest and most powerful people in Panem, thus increasing the need for new and advanced technologies for their many information-seeking endeavors while eliminating budgetary constraints due to vast community donations. Because their financial situations allow for ample leisure time, Capitol citizens value entertainment, whether by staying up late to visit a new nightclub or placing bets in the annual Hunger Games. They are also increasingly interested in style, fashion, and food. Thus, as the center of information and enrichment in this grand community, the library has, and will continue to, consider these attributes when planning all future services and updates. Technology Goal Year 1 (3 ADD): The technology goals for Year 1 are to provide the basic technology needs for the library staff and patrons. Without these technologies the library is not capable of functioning efficiently. Cost for this initial year will be extensive due to the amount of hardware and software needed to accomplish these goals. However, considering President Snow has expanded the librarys budget we have been assured of the funds availability. 1. Purchase and install computers for the use of library staff and patrons. a. Obtain and install workstation computers for 10 employees. b. Obtain and install an additional 30 computers for patron use. c. Purchase two small printers for employee use. d. Purchase two large printer/copiers for patron and library staff use. e. Training for the library staff on all computer workstations will be conducted after installation by the vendors. f. Additional training sessions will be offered during lunch hour workshops for all staff conducted by the vendor and library staff at no additional cost. - Approximately two additional sessions.

Training workshops will also be offered to patrons during scheduled workshop classes throughout the year conducted by library staff. - Approximately one session per month for one year. Budget Required: Computer workstations $5500 each; Smaller printers $800 each; Larger printer/copiers $10,000 each; Training vendor provided training will be included in price for the equipment and installation. Training provided by library staff $100 per session. Amount Budgeted: $242,800
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2. Purchase and install software on all computers. a. Purchase and install Office Professional on 10 employee computers. b. Purchase and install Office Home and Student on 30 patron computers. c. Training for the library staff on all new software will be conducted after installation by the vendors. d. Additional training sessions will be offered during lunch hour workshops for all staff conducted by the vendor and library staff at no additional cost. - Approximately 6 additional sessions. e. Training workshops will also be offered to patrons during scheduled workshop classes throughout the year conducted by library staff. - Approximately two session per month for one year. Budget Required: Office Professional - $700 per computer; Office Home and Student $300 per computer; Training Vendor training will be included within the price of the installation and equipment. Training provided by library staff $200 per session. Amount Budgeted: $20,800 3. Work with Altus vendor to install integrated library system that also includes networking capabilities for librarys computer system. The company of Altus offers a variety of services to assist in the management of all areas of a library. By bundling all these services we will be able to deal with one vendor for maintenance, service and training. a. The services that we request include the following: - Unlimited PAC (Public Access Catalog) access - Circulation and Cataloging Control - System Administration for the administrators control. - Network Management and Security Package to link all the computers in the library - Telephone Services to control the inbound and outgoing communications b. Altus will train all library staff after installation is complete. Budget Required: Fees and Subscriptions $320,000; Telephone Service $1000/employee; Networking package $5500/month; Training included within the price of installation. Amount Budgeted: 1,000,000 Technology Goal Year 2 (4 ADD): The technology goals for Year 2 revolve around building the equipment infrastructure within the library. These equipment expenditures are key in the development of the library as a social and technological center for the Capitol. The prestige and primacy of the Capitol will be served through the installation of these cutting edge technologies. The citizens of the Capitol expect

mobility and attractiveness in their computing, these values will be exemplified throughout the library. 1. Purchase tablet computing devices and place aesthetically throughout library. a. Obtain 10 tablets for employee use. b. Obtain 50 tablets for patron use. c. Display stations for tablets. Fierce wildlife, colorful flowers, and gemstones will be the theme in which the tablet computing devices will be displayed throughout the library and within employee areas. d. Training for the library staff on all tablet computing devices will be conducted immediately after installation. e. Additional training sessions will be offered during lunch hour workshops for all staff conducted by the vendor and library staff. - Approximately one additional session. f. Training workshops will also be offered to patrons during scheduled workshop classes throughout the year conducted by library staff. - Approximately one session per month for 3 months. Budget Required: Tablet computing devices $2000 each; Training vendor provided training will be included in price for the equipment and installation. Display stations for tablets $2,500 each; Training provided by library staff $75 per session. Amount Budgeted: $270,225
2. Purchase Optic Enhancement Glasses (OEGs). The height of cutting edge technology.

OEGs offer spectators the ability to digitally zoom during sporting events such as the Hunger Games for an experience simulating close proximity. a. Obtain 15 pairs of OEGs for check-out use during the Hunger Games and other sporting events. b. Training for the library staff on all OEGs will be offered by a special consultant in this new technology. Approximately 2 full day trainings with staff will be necessary as the staff will be required to train patrons in their use at the time of check out. c. Optional Chameleon feature will be purchased in addition to the base features allowing wearer to morph the colors of the glasses to match personal attire. Budget Required: OEGs (Base model) $3,000 each; Training special consultant fee $6,000; Chameleon add-on $1,500 each. Amount Budgeted: $73,500
3. Purchase and install Customizable Projection Screen Walls (CPSWs) throughout the

library. These will allow for the Capitol aesthetic to be displayed throughout the library enhancing both the comfort and information utilization within the library. CPSWs offer both image display features and data manipulation capabilities. a. An interior architectural design firm will assess the library for placement with both structural safety and aesthetics in mind. b. 60% of the library walls shall be replaced with CPSWs. c. Training for the library staff on CPSW usage will be conducted after installation by the vendor.

Additional training sessions will be offered during lunch hour workshops for all staff conducted by the vendor and library staff. - Approximately six additional sessions. e. A Grand Gala will be held to showcase this unique offering to the citizens of the Capitol. This will include demonstrations and training sessions in party setting. f. Continuous training sessions will be offered for the first year after installation. - Approximately one session per month. Budget Required: Interior Architectural Design Firm $1,250,000; CPSWs coverage for 60% of walls $3,250,000; Staff training vendor provided training will be included in price for the equipment and installation; Grand Gala $325,000; Training provided by library staff $100 per session. Amount Budgeted: $4,825,600
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Technology Goal Year 3 (5 ADD): The purpose of Year 3 is to implement gaming and databases that will interest the patrons. With implementation of the virtual reality arenas and databases related to the Hunger Games and fashion, we hope to engage a variety of patrons into library activities. On top of integrating new gaming and databases, we will also be updating current software used in the library. 1. The library will add a virtual gaming arena that specifically mimics the Hunger Games. Patrons will be able to choose to create their own Hunger Games competitor, or choose between past participants of the Hunger Games. a. The library will build on an addition to the library to hold the virtual gaming arena. b. The library will host an initial Hunger Game tournament to allow patrons to gain familiarity with the system. c. The library will train staff members on the specifics on the game and all troubleshooting possibilities. Budget Required: New addition estimated at $2.5 million, Virtual gaming arena $1 million. Amount Budgeted: $3.5 million 2. The library will add 100 virtual reality fashion platforms that allow patrons to have the ability to create their own fashion line and then host their very own fashion show. a. The library will build on a special fashion wing to the library that will support the virtual reality fashion platform. b. For the grand opening, the library will have a fashion design competition to help patrons learn how to utilize the game and also to advertise the new equipment. c. The library will train staff members on the specifics of the game and possible problems that could come up. Budget Required: Fashion wing estimated at $2.5 million; Virtual reality fashion platform $500,000 each, total cost would be $50 million. Amount Budgeted: $52.5 million

3. The library will implement an online database of the Hunger Games. The database will

include information about the participants including their statistics from the Hunger Games. Patrons can search by year, district, or participants name. Also included in the database will be the specific descriptions of each arena, as every year the arena is specially designed for that years competition. a. The library will advertise launch the new database a month prior to annual Hunger Games. b. The library will provide staff training, so staff members know all aspects of the database. c. The library will hold training sessions for patrons, so they will be able to learn the full functions of the database. Budget Required: Database $30,000. Amount Budgeted: $30,000 4. The library will add an extensive fashion database that includes information on all past fashion trends, designers, etc. a. The library will advertise the new database via library website and library information boards throughout the library. b. The library will provide staff training, so staff members are familiar with the database. c. The library will hold training sessions for patrons, so they will be able to learn the full functions of the database. Budget Required: Database $35,000. Amount Budgeted: $35,000 5. During this year, the library will be updating all software on the computers. a. The library will research exactly what software has more current editions and update software accordingly. b. The library will provide staff training to update staff members on any changes with the updated software. Budget Required: Depending on the amount of programs that need updating, each of the programs average cost is $2000. Amount Budgeted: $10,000 Staff Training: Training for the staff on all technologies is addressed within each of the aforementioned goals. We will utilize representatives from vendors for training when possible. Additional training conducted by library staff for staff and patrons will also be conducted. The staff workshops will be during lunch hour workshops and the patron training will be offered within our listing of adult classes. Budget

Technology Budget Year 1 (3 ADD)


Item Qty Each Total

Computer Stations Small Printers Large Printers Additional Computer Training Year 1 Total Budget for Goal 1

40 2 2 12

$5,500.00 $800.00 $10,000.00 $100.00

$220,000.00 $1,600.00 $20,000.00 $1,200.00 $242,800.00

Office Professional Office Home & Student Additional Library Training Total Budget for Goal 2

10 30 24

$700.00 $300.00 $200.00

$7,000.00 $9,000.00 $4,800.00 $20,800.00

Altus Fees and Subscriptions* Phone* Networking* Total Budget for Goal 3

1 614 12

$320,000.00 $1,000.00 $5,500.00

$320,000.00 $614,000.00 $66,000.00 $1,000,000.00

Total Budget for Year 1

$1,263,600.00

Technology Budget Year 2 (4 ADD)


Item Tablets Display Station Additional Training Total Budget for Goal 1 Qty 60 60 1 Each $2,000.00 $2,500.00 $75.00 Total $120,000.00 $150,000.00 $75.00 $270,075.00

OEG

15

$3,000.00

$45,000.00

OEG Special Consultant Chameleon Add-on Total Budget for Goal 2

1 15

$6,000.00 $1,500.00

$6,000.00 $22,500.00 $73,500.00

Interior Architectural Design Firm CPSW Grand Gala Training Total Budget for Goal 3

1 1 1 6

$1,250,000.00 $3,250,000.00 $325,000.00 $100.00

$1,250,000.00 $3,250,000.00 $325,000.00 $600.00 $4,825,600.00

Total Budget for Year 2 Goals

$5,169,175.00

Technology Budget Year 3 (5 ADD)


Item New Addition Virtual Gaming Arena Total Budget for Goal 1 Qty 1 1 Each $2,500,000.00 $1,000,000.00 Total $2,500,000.00 $1,000,000.00 $3,500,000.00

Virtual Reality Platforms Fashion Wing Total Budget for Goal 2

100 1

$500,000.00 $2,500,000.00

$50,000,000.00 $2,500,000.00 $52,500,000.00

Hunger Games Database Fashion Database Software Updates Total Budget for Goal 3

1 1 5

$30,000.00 $35,000.00 $2,000.00

$30,000.00 $35,000.00 $10,000.00 $75,000.00

Total Budget for Year 3 Goals

$56,075,000.00

Total Budget for All Three Years Goals

$62,507,775.00

*After initial installation Subscription and fees for Altus will be included in Library Operations Budget Evaluation As President Snow continually reminds all of Panem, it is our duty to remember the past and safeguard the future. With that in mind, the components of this technology plan will be evaluated biannually to determine what goals have been met and what, if any, adjustments need to be made to remaining or future goals. Part of these evaluations will be based on (1) technology usage statistics, and (2) an annual patron satisfaction survey to ensure that the plan still fulfills the values and needs of the community. Finally, staff will remain abreast of new technological advances through contact with vendors, professional journals, conferences with other libraries, fashion and gossip blogs, and email listservs.

Appendix Explanation of the type of library chosen The Nation of Panem Capitol Library is a public library and serves Capitol citizens of all ages and approved Peacekeepers in the Districts. Though it strives to make information accessible to the aforementioned groups, these privileges are not extended to the

surrounding Districts, thereby allowing the Capitol to maintain political dominance in Panem. Other libraries we researched and how: Because this technology plan is for a library that has been previously destroyed and thus needed to start fresh, Kellie researched the Joplin Public Library in Joplin, MO to learn more about their rebuilding process. This research was accomplished through the librarys website and reading its 2011 Policy Manual (see References for citation). To better understanding how to create a technology plan for a literary library, Kellie read Julianne Newberrys Technology Plan for Hogwarts Library, which she completed for LI 815 and included in her SLIM Capstone Project (see reference below). To gain a better understanding of a real librarys technology plan and obtain more knowledge of budgeting figures for services, Doris read through the Technology Plan of the Bartholomew County Public Library (BCPL) for July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2015 (see reference below). Since Polaris does not post costs for services on their website, along with reading BCPLs technology plan, Doris read through the cost proposal for the library of the city of Calabasas, California for the use of Polaris (see reference below). Technologies we researched and how: For Integrated Library Systems (ILS), Doris researched the Polaris Companys products on their website. The Altus company mentioned in the technology plan is a made up company based on services that Polaris offers. The word altus in Latin means high or great. The Hunger Games have many references to Latin terms so to continue this trend, Doris searched for a word in Latin that would mean great. For computer and printer pricing Doris used the Dell company website. For pricing related to business phone systems Doris explored the website of the Resource Nation company. For budgeting information concerning networking services Doris used the website of Corporate Computer Services. For current pricing on Microsoft Office software Doris used their website. Tablet computing was pulled in from current technology and spruced up to reflect the values of the society. Projection walls and viewing glasses were included as features of the fictional setting of Panem. Professionals in the field that we sought for their expertise and why: To figure out the average cost of a database, we spoke with the director of an academic library regarding current database pricing. How we divided the different areas of the plan between group members: Considering Kellie knew more about the storyline behind the Hunger Games novels, she was selected to formulate the technology history and vision statement. The rest of us each chose one of the technology goal years to complete. After this we all worked together by way of Google Docs to complete the remaining document. Jessica frequently works with organizational budgets so was chosen to compile the budget for the plan.

How we started to get our ideas on paper (outline, wiki, or other method) During the first face-to-face weekend class we developed an outline for our technology plan and divided up the sections between us. We decided to use Google Docs to compile this technology plan. Jessica got the document started by creating an outline of the paper and sending it to the rest of the group. We each decided to type in a different color of font so we could tell who modified the document. Areas of difficulty we encountered (biggest challenges we encountered): One biggest difficulties of creating a technology plan for a literary library is trying to unearth enough information about that fictional world to create a believable vision statement and technology history. While The Hunger Games series is renowned for its descriptions, readers are only given the bare bones of Panems history, culture, what year it takes place in, and anything that happened before the main plotline begins. Though it was fun to speculate and let our imaginations soar, we often worried about how accurate our descriptions actually were. Hopefully Suzanne Collins will forgive us for any grievous errors. Due to the future date of this librarys existence we needed to take into mind that costs for services and products would be different than todays. During our first meeting we made the decision that we would use a couple price comparisons as a basis for judging future prices. The decision was made that a basic computer would cost $5000 and a Kindle type product would be $1000 in Panem. Sometimes it was difficult to determine what cost should be given for certain items or services. It may have been easier if we would have suggested to add a set percentage on to present day prices. Items we chose to include and those we chose to omit within our plan, and why: During Year 1 we chose to plan the most basic technology needs for the Panem library. During Year 2 we decided to build on the infrastructure and focus on mobile computing and technology the citizens might find exciting. During Year 3 we decided to focus on more entertaining aspects that could be utilized to engage patrons of the Nation of Panem Capitol Library.

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