Staff Workstation Requirements
- A Pentium IV 2.0 GHz or faster processor (1.0 GHz will work more slowly)
- At least 512 MB RAM. Some functionality will be slow with 256 MB.
- At least 400 MB of free disk space
- Sound card for audible system warnings
- 800x600 (SVGA) resolution or better
- Windows ME, or WindowsNT 4.0 (service pack 6a or later), Windows2000 (service pack 2 or later), or Windows XP
- For WindowsNT 4.0, a virtual memory setting of at least 80 MB or the size of the PC's RAM, whichever is greater
- Windows Vista--not yet supported; contact MeLCat staff for workaround to install if necessary
- A browser
- Netscape Navigator 6.1 or later, Internet Explorer 6.0 or later, or Firefox 0.8 or later is the minimum
- the latest versions, Netscape 7.1 IE 6.1, and Firefox 1.5.02 are recommended
- Secure Shell (SSH) software. For non-Innovative local systems, library staff workstations that will be transmitting bibliographic and patron records to the MeLCat server must have SSH software.For information, see the MeLCat Technical Requirements.
- Staff workstations. Innovative libraries' staff workstations do MeLCat functions through their local Innovative servers. For non-Innovative libraries, access to MeLCat servers needs to be possible through any local firewall software. For dedicated or dial-up connections, the minimum bandwidth recommended is 56 KBPS.
- IP addresses for staff workstations at non-Innovative libraries. The MeLCat servers are behind a firewall. Access to these servers is controlled by password and limited to known IP addresses for the staff workstations. Known IP addresses for staff workstations must be able to be provided, e.g., dedicated or static IP addresses, a range of IP addresses used by library workstations. Dial-up access for staff workstations requires dedicated or static IP addresses that do not change each time you dial in to the Internet.
Requirements for a Macintosh used by library staff with the MeLCat system
- Macintosh G3 or G4 system
- Mac OS X 10.2.3 or later
- Secure Shell (SSH) software
Page updated May 31, 2007