10.2  |  The library uses a master image deployment and recovery (e.g. Clonezilla, Ghost) system for public computers


Libraries can minimize the time devices are out-of service by using a master image utility software (e.g. Clonezilla, Ghost) to control the standard state of public access devices. A master image utility creates an "image" of the settings, software, and other configurations of a computer which can then be installed or restored on a computer that has been corrupted in some way. Master images are also useful for deploying software upgrades and web applications updates and patches to all library computers; depending on your network configuration, it may be possible to use master image software to deploy changes to all computers simultaneously. At the very least, it will relieve you of having to go through installations of many different upgrades one at a time. Master images are complementary to lockdown software, which prevent changes to system configurations during public use and wipe out changes between users.


FOR THE ASSESSMENT
Answer Yes if you use a master image utility software for system recovery and deployment.
Answer No, but plan to in the next year if you plan to begin using a master image utility in the next year.
Answer No, would like to but cannot at this time if you would like to use a master image utility but cannot do so at this time.
Answer No, we have no plans to do so at this time if you have no plans to use a master image utility.