Bringing the World of Internet to Patrons, Including Our Most Rural Missourians
In collaboration with other publicly funded agencies, the Remote Electronic Access for Libraries (REAL) Program strives to connect public libraries with each other and with schools and universities through the Internet to ensure that public libraries are the center of excellence for information service to their communities.
REAL Program Goals
- Train the Missouri library community in search tools, procedures and access points for providing high quality services through automation.
- Through their public libraries, all Missouri citizens have the opportunity to share in the National Information Infrastructure. No citizens of Missouri will be left out of the information explosion because they lack the financial resources to provide their own computers and connectivity.
- Research and document project activities so that we can support successes and overcome limitations in the application of statewide connectivity and ensure that future funding and use follows a technically sound and fiscally responsible path.
The REAL Program is funded by an appropriation in HB12. This appropriation is made to the office of the Secretary of State and is administered by the Missouri State Library.
Services Package Comparison
|Services||Full Membership||Basic Membership|
|E-rate Support and Consulting||Full Membership checked||Basic Membership checked|
|Consortium Discounts||Full Membership checked||Basic Membership checked|
|Discussion List Set-up and Subscriptions||Full Membership checked||Basic Membership checked|
|Online Resources||Full Membership||Basic Membership|
|EBSCO Online Resources||Full Membership checked||Basic Membership checked|
|LearningExpress Library Online Resources||Full Membership checked||Basic Membership checked|
|HeritageQuest Online Resources||Full Membership checked||Basic Membership checked|
|Technical Services||Full Membership||Basic Membership|
|Network Consulting||Unlimited||10 hours per year|
|Zoom Video Licenses||Between 10-150 accounts included, depending on organization size||Available at less than suggested retail|
|watch.more.net Streaming and Storage||Up to 50 GB media storage as well as 100 GB live streaming per year||Available for an additional fee|
|Videoconference End-point Bridging and Support||Unlimited||50 bridging hours per year|
|Threat Management Solution||Exclusive access to security services|
|Network Assessment*||Verbal recommendations included, written report available for an additional charge||Verbal recommendations included, written report available for an additional charge|
|Technical Training and Professional Development||Full Membership||Basic Membership|
|Web Seminars and Online Training||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Classroom Training||Unlimited||Available for a per-person fee|
|In-service Training at Member Sites**||Unlimited||Available for a per-person fee|
|MOREnet Internet Connectivity Services||Full Membership||Basic Membership|
|Domain Name Services||Full Membership checked||Full Membership checked|
|E-rate Filing||Full Membership checked||Full Membership checked|
|Network Security and Cyber Security Operations Support*, **||Network Security Webinars and Training||Network Security Webinars|
|Proactive blocking of known malware sites||Full Membership checked||Full Membership checked|
|Internet2||Full Membership checked||Full Membership checked|
|Network Monitoring||Full Membership checked||Full Membership checked|
*Members with connectivity through MOREnet have full access to network security services. Members without a MOREnet-managed connection receive network security services as part of their membership package selection.
**Members pay travel expenses when scheduling MOREnet network, security or professional development staff on-site.