and , Oregon State University.
In 1999, OSU's Valley Library began making laptop computers available to students. The presenters discuss the many issues encountered in circulating laptops including startup costs, lending policies, security issues, maintenance, promotion, and ways of keeping up with new technologies (and what to do with the old). Arranging for people to use their own laptops in the library brought other concerns: registration, configuration, and a push for new technologies. We will discuss our solutions as well as our processes for finding them, especially relating to the impact of new wireless technologies.