10.1  |  Library allocates bandwidth for library staff functions and public Internet access through separate data circuits or through hardware/software mechanisms to prioritize network traffic


This attribute emphasizes the need for separate data networks for library staff and for public access to enable better control over the library's network and to ensure that staff had adequate bandwidth to serve patrons during peak public use periods. Separating bandwidth can be accomplished in a number of different ways, primarily through network prioritization settings on a library router or through completely separate incoming data connections. In libraries that receive technology support from outside the library, splitting bandwidth should be included as part of a service level agreement.


FOR THE ASSESSMENT
Answer Yes if you allocate bandwidth for library staff separately from bandwidth public access.
Answer No, but plan to in the next year if you do not currently separate staff and public bandwidth but plan to begin doing so in the next year.
Answer No, would like to but cannot at this time if you cannot separate staff and public bandwidth, perhaps due to restrictions on your ability to make changes to network settings.
Answer No, we have no plans to do so at this time if you have no plans to separate staff and patron bandwidth.