Not everyone is comfortable using computers to find what they need. DLOS gives users with very little, or no experience using browsers a simplified view where they can touch a visual representation of the information they seek. Each DLOS screen provides helpful pointers and encouragement as the user views links to important information on a wide variety of topics.
For example, patrons can touch the DLOS screen to see a local bus or rail schedule, watch a video to learn about community services available to them, apply for healthcare insurance, print tax forms, write local or state officials, safely store personal documents, access email and social media and much more!
DLOS works hand-in-hand with our KIC patron-use scanning systems to capture, organize and maintain important personal documents. Birth certificates, passports, diplomas, legal documents, tax forms and financial information are examples of things that can be easily scanned using a KIC patron-use scanning system, stored on a USB thumb drive and accessed, organized, backed up, faxed and printed at a DLOS station in your library.
My$ is an extremely visual budgeting tool that is as fun to use as it is revealing.
Touch a picture of your daily Frappuchino and it instantly shows you how much you will spend
in a year on it and how that compress to your overall budget.
Put an extra $20 per month towards paying down your credit card balance and it
shows you how many years you cut from budget.
Plug a USB Thumb Drive into a DLOS PC and it instantly becomes your very own personal computer. It remembers your browser cookies and browser history. Your documents and photos become instantly accessible and can be viewed, organized, faxed and printed via an interface that is designed especially for the technically timid.
Information created/gathered and managed by DLOS applications such as My$ is stored in an area called My Stuff.