Category Archives: Technology

Power Struggles: Manage your energy usage with Kill A Watt!

The Berkshire Athenaeum is now lending  a Kill A Watt Kit, which assists homeowners in understanding and curbing their energy use. The kit includes a meter for measuring the electrical draw of household appliances. An instruction booklet provides further information … Continue reading

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Coming Memorial Day Weekend: A new catalog

The Berkshire Athenaeum, as part of  the CWMARS network, will be moving to a new integrated library system called Evergreen. Evergreen is open-source library software that helps patrons find library materials and helps libraries manage, catalog, and circulate those materials. … Continue reading

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We are now loaning a Mac Laptop. Or maybe you’d like to try an iPad?

We now have a MacBook Air laptop and an iPad  for library patrons to borrow and use in the library for two hours, made possible by the Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum. The 11-inch MacBook Air laptop, characterized as the … Continue reading

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Thank you, Cornerstone & CompuWorks for our improved wifi service!

Library patrons can now enjoy faster wireless internet connections at the Berkshire Athenaeum, thanks to efforts of local businesses Cornerstone Telephone Company and CompuWorks.  Increased usage had limited connection speeds and increased frustrations, but a renewed commitment to the community … Continue reading

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Coming in 2012: A new catalog

The Berkshire Athenaeum, as part of  the CWMARS network, will be moving to a new integrated library system called Evergreen. Evergreen is open-source library software that helps patrons find library materials and helps libraries manage, catalog, and circulate those materials. … Continue reading

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Tell us what you think: a survey about the Library Catalog

Please take our survey about the library catalog! As our network, CWMARS, prepares for our new catalog, we would like your input on how you use the current library catalog and what does or doesn’t work for you. Would you … Continue reading

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Library Trustee Amuso browses Overdrive books for her ebook reader

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