Personal Computing Interest Group

This interest group is inactive.


Established in 1986; renewed in 1989, 1992, 1995, 1998; changed to Personal Computing and renewed in 2003. To provide a forum for library and information professionals to discuss and explore emerging technologies in personal computer and computing devices; to provide a support network for those who manage and maintain personal computing hardware and software within the library environment. 

Past Meetings

Annual 1999, New Orleans, Myths and Realities: Networked Computers and Platform Independence

Microcomputer Users IG
Date:  June 26, 1999 (Saturday)
Time:  8:30 - 11:00
Place: Westi Canal Place, Ballroom II

Myth and Realities: Networked Computers and Platform Independence
A panel will discuss and demonstrate the promise and perils of using thin client technologies with a graphical library automated system across a larger rural public library system.  Microsoft's NC/Citrix solution, MacIntosh Systems 10.0,  and Java Virtual Machine will be discussed.