39 SPEC Kit 355: Campus-wide Entrepreneurship
Our college of business oﬀers a “trading lab” with software resources such as Bloomberg and
Our IdeaLab includes a space with tables, white boards, and large monitors to promote
Research foundation or tech transfer department
13. Who may use these library resources? Check all that apply. N=53
User category Books,
Data Equipment Software Other
Students 53 37 26 31 8 53
Faculty 53 37 26 31 8 53
Staﬀ 53 36 25 30 8 53
General public 37 15 9 7 4 38
Alumni 36 16 10 9 4 36
Members of the business
35 13 8 6 4 36
Other user category 10 2 2 2 0 10
Total responses 53 37 26 31 8 53
If you selected “Other user category” above, please briefly describe the user and identify the type
of resource. N=10
Alumni, general public, members of the business community, entrepreneurs, and others can only use
databases for non-business purposes.
Alumni, public, business community, and others through walk-in/guest pass access only.
Anyone who brings their own device (such as a laptop) to the university can sign up instantly online
for guest wiﬁ access. This guest wiﬁ access enables them to connect with and use many of the business
research databases. As to the physical materials, the Libraries is open to the public and anyone may
enter and browse and read items from the stacks.
Inventors: books; databases [and journal articles via databases]. Artists: books; databases [and journal
articles via databases]
Our institution is public, so technically anyone can use a computer onsite to access most of our
electronic resources. Remote access is for current students/faculty/staﬀ.
Resources can be accessed while in the library by members of the Polsky Exchange, as well as members
of the general public once they go through the process of requesting permission to visit the library.
There are some limits on general public use: speciﬁc ﬁnance, marketing, and GIS databases do not allow
walk-in access. Public use is walk-in access only. Alumni may use if they are part of the walk-in public.
We are a selective federal depository library, so we provide public walk-in access to federal business and
This would apply to our walk-in patrons. Alumni and other visitors who enter the library may access
most electronic resources through a temporary login/password for non-commercial use, but some
resources will be restricted to the current aﬃliates. Other licenses allow walk-ins. Members of the
business community who are walk-ins could use most resources to do research for technologies that