11:05am Saturday, 13 August 2011 APNK websites including Kete have returned to operation. Sorry for the technical hick-up.
Library home page
As at 8:00pm Friday, 12 August 2011 The Aotearoa People’s Network Kaharoa website is offline due to a technical problem.
Our Kete websites are also unavailable.
Internet access at partner locations is NOT affected. But note the regular APNK home page will not display on the public computers and will not display for customers using the Wifi service.
Sites down include:
We are working to resolve the problem and apologise for the unexpected outage.
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Has any APN library who subscribes to ancestry.com noticed that their monthly statistics are considerably down? We seem to just be recording those “sessions” and “searches” that we show people from our Information Desk, and not those that people do themselves on the APN computers.
The impact of the Aotearoa People’s Network has been huge and shows most of all in the door counts for each LibraryPlus facility. There have been an extra 34,170 people through the doors compared to last year. This has not only impacted on the internet use, it has brought customers into the library that we have been trying to reach for several years.
Youth have now found that libraries can be cool places to hang out. They have learnt that they do have to modify their behaviour and attitudes but then they discover that there are interesting magazines and books to read. Staff have noticed that while they may not take out the books they read them and enjoy lounging in the seating areas and chilling out with friends. Other people coming in have seen books that they want to read and have subsequently joined the library and bolstered issues.
Lynne of South Taranaki District
On Monday 15th of December 2008, we celebrated the first birthday of the APN computers being in and live at the Tararua Library System. Cake was supplied to all branches, and distributed to all and Sundry.
It has been an eventful year J. One that has presented challenges both foreseen and unforeseen. As we roll into the next year patronage continues to climb, the problems faced are easing and we are developing how to better utilize this fabulous resource as a community asset.
Happy Birthday to us and the APN. J
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