CALug Speaker For November 12 -- Amy Begg De Groff

Robert Eisenzopf deitai at
Fri Oct 31 14:17:19 GMT 2008

Is someone going to video the presentation?  For one, Amy's
could be used encourage other libraries to do what HoCo has
done. I am
headed for big MO (which does not have an Ubuntu team) and
will not be
in attendance (though I wish I could). I would like to take
about 10 CD distros
with me to hand out to libraries there when I speak to the
head librarian/IT.
That video presentation should be available on the HoCoLib
site for nationwide
viewing. How about that for the MD Ubuntu team cap feather?
See you at Ibex.

"Chuck Frain" <chuckfrain at>
> Greetings Everyone,
> I have secured a speaker for the Wednesday, November 12th
> Columbia Area LUG
> meeting.
> Our guest will be Amy Begg De Groff, Director of
> Information Technology at
> the Howard County Library.
> For those that are unaware the Howard County Library
> system consistently
> ranks highly on national lists of public libraries. While
> maintaining these
> high standards they are strong proponents of Open Source.
> These high marks
> are achieved using Ubuntu on all of the nearly 300 [if
> memory serves on that
> number correctly] customer facing PCs. A majority of the
> staff machines are
> running Ubuntu and the backend inventory systems are
> about to be switched
> over to use Open Source solutions.
> Go take a peek at the HC Library's blog at
> see what she's been
> talking about
> recently. Visit the library if you
> haven't for a while and notice the new images that are on
> the PCs (Full
> installs are [being] rolled out, I saw one of them
> yesterday) with the
> customers using them for various tasks, use the free wifi
> and get your
> questions together for her.
> As normal the meeting will run from 7-9pm at Tenable
> Network Security's
> Columbia, MD office located at 7063 Columbia Gateway
> Drive. Enter via the
> back door with the blue tables.
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