Managing Public Computing · 49
Please describe the other accommodation.
Yes, for some public computers
“92% of computers require university ID with remaining limited Internet access.”
“Both, but ones that don’t require login are OPAC only.”
“Some computers do not require login; we also offer guest logins.”
“There are a few machines (mostly OPAC only) that do not require any login. Other general use computers are
controlled by WatchDog software which requires library staff to assign users a WatchDog account.”
“They are directed to computers that don’t require login or they are loaned a SunRay smart card.”
Yes, for all public computers
“Separate community access terminals with a different login software system.”
“The library is closed to the general public; all eligible patrons are required to have a university ID to access
applications and the network.”
“We have three machines that do not require login, and they are directed to those.”
29. Are public computer users allowed to install any software on the machines? N=62
Yes 16 26%
No 46 74%
If yes, please describe what is permitted. N=15
“Although almost anything can be installed on non-OPACs, a few technological and policy constraints do exist.
Users must abide by university’s computer use policy, which prohibits malware, for example. Also, the network
is configured to not serve Web pages and the like from workstations.”
“Any software not requiring administrative privilege can be installed. Deep Freeze removes any changes upon
daily reboot.”
“Anything can be installed but is removed automatically on reboot.”
“Anything that complies with the computing use policy.”
“Anything that does not require a reboot of the computer will work.”
“Browser plug-ins.”
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