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“One-time money increased.”
“Over the last several years, with the implementation of a preferred computer vending program for the
campus, and the general reduction in computer prices, we have managed to provide more computers at less
“Public computers are purchased through a student technology fee fund. The libraries compete with other
entities on campus for the technology fee money.”
“Public computing funds are augmented by the patrons Pay-for-print system in addition to the standard
department budget. On occasion, donors fund special equipment such as a lab for patrons requiring special
accessibility for FY 2008.”
“Staff budget increases due to annual raises.”
“The library does not have a budget line specifically for public computing, which is usually funded through a
combination of student fees and library gift funds. Amount spent per year varies. Technical support staffing
in the Systems Department has remained the same since 2005, staff supporting selected service desks has
“The library doesn’t provide replacement hardware for most public workstations since they are maintained by
the Computing Center and funded by the CIO’s office.”
“The response above is for Libraries ITS. Catalyst, which relies on Student Technology Fee funding, reports its
budget for hardware and software have both increased, but staffing has remained the same.”
“The same dollars are able to buy more hardware equipment. Thus, the public computing footprint has grown
a bit over time, even with similar funding year-to-year.”
“There is no line item for public computing we take money from the operations budget.”
28. Are users required to login to public computers to access applications and the network? N=61
Yes, for some public computers 28 46%
Yes, for all public computers 15 25%
No 18 30%
If yes, how are users who don’t have an institutional ID accommodated? N=44
They are provided a guest login 20 46%
They are directed to computers that don’t require login 16 36%
Other 8 18%
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