The maintenance and support of all library computers in the Finley Learning Resources Center are the responsibility of the Department of Academic Computing. Use of the computers is restricted to LMU faculty, staff and students.
Distance Learning Computers
All periodical databases and reference sources available to on-campus patrons are available to off-campus LMU students currently enrolled at the distance learning sites. The Public Services staff and the DE Librarian are responsible for distributing user logins and passwords to off-campus students so that they can access the library’s electronic databases.
Hardware problems and loading software for distance learning sites is the responsibility of the Department of Academic Computing.
Library Staff Computers
Library staff computers are for the exclusive use of library staff members, student workers and graduate student assistants.
The Department of Academic Computing loads all software to the library staff computers.
All technical difficulties with library applications and hardware should be resolved in-house if possible. If library staff is not able to resolve the problem, the Library Director should be contacted by e-mail.
Library staff members may not move computers. Any relocation of any workstation should be done with the permission of the Chief Information Officer and the collaboration of the Department of Academic Computing.
Online Public Access Catalog Terminals
The Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) is available in the library on dedicated OPAC computer(s) and is also available to any patron who has Internet access. The URL is http://www.lmunet.edu/library. Library staff should assist patrons in the use of the OPAC. If there are technical difficulties with the OPAC that cannot be resolved by library staff, the staff member should be notified and the policies for reporting computer problems should be followed.
Research Computers – Library
The library has four computers in the reference room for library patrons that are available on a first-come first-served basis. These four research computers use a generic login and password and provide limited privileges to patrons.
Tagge Center Computers
The Library staff has limited involvement with the computers located in the Tagge Center.
Computer Lab Conduct
LMU students are allowed to use computers for recreation in the computer lab as long as other students are not disturbed, delayed or inconvenienced. Loud, disruptive, intimidating or vulgar behavior is not tolerated anywhere in the Finley Learning Resources Center, including the computer labs. Also, students using the Finley Lab are expected to comply with the University computer use policies, distributed by the Department of Academic Computing. If a library staff member witnesses any student operating in violation of the Computer Use Policies, the student will be asked to leave the library and the Department of Academic Computing and Student Services will be notified, in order to determine the appropriate corrective action.
There is a sign that Information Service posted downstairs that I will transcribe here:
Use of the computing facilities is a privilege available to students, faculty and staff of the university. Persons exercising that privilege are to comply with the principles listed below.
· Courteous behavior is expected; non-disruptive conduct is required.
· Academic use always has priority over recreational use.
· Computers in a given lab are not available for individual research/recreation while class is being conducted in that lab.
· Because such is deemed clearly in direct conflict with the stated Mission of Purpose of Lincoln Memorial University: viewing, storing, downloading or pornographic matter via computers and facilities owned by the university is strictly forbidden; violators of this policy will suffer immediate loss of computer use privileges.
· Permission of authorized staff is required for downloading any executable files from the Internet
· Unauthorized duplication of any copyrighted software is illegal; therefore, software licensed to LMU computers must NOT be copied by students, faculty, or unauthorized staff.
· Funds and other considerations require that printer use be limited to two (2) copies of a given document; photocopy machines are available.