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Librarians

Benefits of Using


  • Instantly override library filter for a specified time.
  • Customize access for staff, adults, young adults, and children.
  • Supports your library's Internet Use Policies.
  • Meets CIPA requirement for Technology Protection Measure.
  • Access to educator-selected sites only for children (Kids Zone Web Library).
  • Can open filter to everything but malicious sites to protect patrons from phishing and computers from viruses.

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Technology Directors

Benefits of Using Library Technology Directors


  • Extra Ethernet Interface can be used to quickly and inexpensively create a private, secure "guest network" for patrons.
  • Automatic, remote software upgrades and configuration back-ups.
  • Acceptable Use Policy screen creates a WiFi hotspot for patrons using their own laptops, requiring them to read and agree to your policies before getting online access.
  • Built-in firewall and web cache.
  • Includes Anywhere Filter™ for filtering library-owned mobile devices, including: Chromebook™ notebooks, iOS devices, Windows® and OS X® laptops.

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Library Directors

Benefits of Using Patronus for Library Directorst


  • Easy to use so Librarians can quickly change access.
  • Maintenance-free appliance that doesn't require a technology expert.
  • Saves money when creating a separate network for staff computers.
  • Includes Anywhere Filter for mobile Internet security of library-owned devices.
  • Protects your library by preventing patrons from downloading illegal content such as a pirated movie.

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Patrons

Benefits of Using Patronus benefits for Patrons


  • Protects you from accidentally providing personal information to phishing sites that pretend to be legitimate.
  • Unobtrusive filtering for adult Internet Use.
  • Age-appropriate Internet experience for young adults and teens.
  • Access to Kids Zone Web Library, an allowed list of sites picked by certified teachers.
  • Access to only select sites for dedicated subscription services.

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PlayRight—Your Complete Video Content and YouTube Library System

alt Patronus includes PlayRight, a complete, user-friendly video content and YouTube library management system. PlayRight delivers flexible filtering to easily manage viewable content on YouTube, SchoolTube, and TeacherTube and safely focus patrons. By delivering customization tools that remove distractions, this new video content management system goes beyond simply blocking or allowing content and only permits select video content to display.

Flexible Filtering for Efficient Curriculum Building

With PlayRight, the typical bottlenecks that are created when a librarian requests access to specific YouTube videos are eliminated. Using Patronus's flexible filtering, authority privileges can be assigned by a Technology Director to a librarian, so that he/she can select and allow videos themselves.

PlayRight Supports YouTube for Schools

YouTube for Schools offers many outstanding educational videos and PlayRight extends the capabilities of this curriculum tool even further. By entering the YouTube code of your library’s channel on the PlayRight settings screen, videos are filtered so that children can be focused to all of the content on youtube.com/education and the content in the specified channel.

Easy, Fast Video Content and YouTube Library Management

PlayRight filters content while in YouTube, SchoolTube, or TeacherTube. No proprietary system is used, so videos don’t have to be copied and pasted before they can be managed. Instead, librarians can select and patrons can view video content directly on a site they are already comfortable using.


Removes Distracting Comments and Suggested Videos

PlayRight provides innovative customization settings to strip out distracting comments and thumbnails of suggested videos.


Learn More About PlayRight, Patronus's Built-In YouTube Library Management System

Find out how to manage and control video content with PlayRight. Fill out a contact form or call us today at 1-888-922-2726 to schedule your personal demo.

Kids Zone Web Library

Need an easy way to keep kids focused on educational content? Patronus offers a kid-friendly portal that delivers Web sites handpicked by BASCOM's in-house panel of K-12 certified educators.
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The computers in your children’s section can be focused to the Kids Zone Web Library. Now, using this simple navigation and playful design, your young patrons can safely and independently explore and learn.

The Kids Zone Web Library delivers thousands of pre-selected sites that are continually updated. Patronus conveniently organizes these educational sites by curriculum categories in an attractive, easy-to-use online library. All of the sites are assigned a grade level and rated for quality.
 

Learn More About the Patronus Library Filter Solution

The library Web filtering technology behind Patronus gives librarians the tools they need to set the appropriate amount of Internet access for their patrons. To learn more, read about its flexible filter management, Access Zones and Kids Zone Portal. To schedule your personal library Internet filter demo, fill out a contact form or call us today at 1-888-922-2726. 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Access Zones

Set Your Desired Level of Library Internet Access

The Patronus library filter was developed from the ground up to be easy to use. You set the filtering caltriteria to meet your requirements by selecting an Access Zone. Have a variety of library Internet access needs? Then, multiple profiles can be created using different Access Zones.

Unfiltered Zone (No sites blocked - adults only)

This zone offers full and unrestricted library Internet access—satisfying CIPA's requirement that the library filter can be turned off for those patrons who request it. With the flip of a switch, you decide where and when selected patrons have access to the entire Internet.

Filtered Zone (Filtered Internet Access)

This is the default option that provides access to the entire Internet except for those categories librarians choose to block. It can be used for independent research and configured to provide access to all content except pornography.

Kids Zone (Portal of educational sites)

This zone keeps children within an "allowed community" of Web sites for a focused, online experience. Sites in this zone are accessed through an educator-approved portal - the Kids Zone Web Library.

Resource Zone (Site Selection)

This zone is the most restrictive. A computer can be limited to an individual Web site or a small group of sites. For example, a computer can be set to only access a subscription service and not used for general browsing, or it can be focused to specific sites for children.

 

Learn More About the Patronus Library Filter Solution

The Web filtering technology behind Patronus gives librarians the tools they need to set the appropriate amount of library Internet access for their patrons. To learn more, read about its flexible filter management, Access Zones and Kids Zone Portal. To schedule your personal library filter demo, fill out a contact form or call us today at 1-888-922-2726. 

Filter Management

alt Patronus makes library filter management easy. It uses profiles to customize Internet access. Defined using a single screen, a profile sets filtering criteria for a workstation, a group of workstations, or an entire library. You can immediately filter access by establishing one profile and setting it as the default. Or, multiple profiles can be defined and set to an individual workstation or a group of workstations. Patronus delivers flexible library filter management that's designed to fit your needs.


Learn More About Patronus Library Filter Management

BASCOM's Patronus library filter management solution gives librarians the tools they need to set the appropriate amount of Internet access for their patrons. To learn more, read about its Instant OverrideAccess Zones, Kids Zone Web Library and technology. To schedule your personal library filter demo, fill out a contact form or call us today at 1-888-922-2726.

Instant Override

alt Patronus provides filtering that’s unobtrusive, yet accurate. Using an instant override screen, a librarian can quickly open access by logging into a profile with unrestricted access for a specified time period. When the patron is finished with their session or the time period expires, the filter settings for that workstation are restored.

With Patronus for libraries, blocking is minimized and unblocking is easy and quick. Librarians now have the CIPA compliant tool they need, but they decide when open access is appropriate.

Acceptable Use Policy

alt With the Acceptable Use Policy screen, you can create a WiFi hotspot for your patrons. Now, anyone that enters your library with their laptops will be required to read and agree to your Internet policies before getting online access.

Patronus delivers this built-in splash page feature to save you time, aggravation, and money. With the Acceptable Use Policy screen you can easily create a WiFi authentication and control solution for your patrons without having to purchase, install, configure and maintain additional third party software. And, that’s not all. You no longer need to purchase or maintain any additional hardware. This is another example of how Patronus was developed specifically as a library Internet filtering appliance.

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