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Policies and Procedures
Additional policies and procedures exist that might be applicable.
Hours of Operation
 
 
Mission
 
The mission of the Information Technology & Web Services Department is to support and promote the library's role in providing services through Internet technologies and electronic resources. The department works with related library divisions to investigate, acquire and facilitate access to the library's electronic resources, including equipment and software, the library's catalog and its databases. Feedback is encouraged from the university community.
 
Library STEP Lab
The STEP Computer Lab, located on the first floor and second floors, is open during most library hours and is one of the busiest labs on campus. Its 150+ workstations provide Internet access, Moodle, email, basic word processing functions and other applications. Students are required to login to their workstations with a valid CLID and password. Printers are available to students with a print limit of 250 pages per day. More printing information.
 
Equipment and software:
  • 150+ computers across first and second floors
  • Operating System Windows 7
  • Web Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox
  • Programs:
    • Microsoft Office 2010 applications includes Word (word processor), Excel (spreadsheet), Power Point (presentations), and Access (database)
    • Adobe Reader
    • PDF creator
    • MathLab
    • Putty
    • Quicktime
    • SOPHOS (anti-virus)
  • The systems are on the UL WIN domain and have all the programs that are available over the Common Login Environment.
  • The systems have sound cards but no speakers.
 
Reference Online Center
The ROC is located adjacent to the Reference Desk. This lab is intended for research purposes only. Since the lab is part of the university's WIN computer domain, users must login with their CLID and password. Approximately twenty four computer workstations offer access to online databases via the Internet, the library's online catalog, MS Office, U.S. Government information and other applications. Online databases support all areas of the curriculum with indexing of academic journals, popular magazines, newspapers and books. Many items are available in full-text through these databases. Printing is directed to the STEP Lab printers across the hall.

Due to increased demand for the ROC computers, the library has initiated a reservation system for instructors who plan to use the lab with their classes. If you plan to bring a class to the ROC lab, we encourage you to stop by or call (337)482-6030 to make sure the computers will be reserved for your students. Reservations are made on a first-come, first-served basis.
 
SMART Classroom
The library provides a SMART Classroom, equipped with a podium, computer with Internet access, ceiling mounted projector, document camera, DVD, VCR, motorized screen, web cam, microphone and enhanced sound and lighting. A telephone connection is available for web conferences. Approximately thirty computers are provided for hands-on use. Capacity is thirty users.
 
Laptop Connections to the Internet
The UWIN wireless Internet connections in the library are available for use by UL students, faculty, and staff only. Physical Internet connections are located on the second floor hallway of the library. All computer users who wish to use the UWIN network must register their computers on the network and to do so must have a UCS account (CLID and Password). This UCS account is not available to non-UL patrons. The usual policies apply towards use of the UL Lafayette campus network services; see the Information Technology Policies and Procedures links for specific information. For more information on connecting to UWIN go to the UWIN Wireless page and the Geaux page.
 
Laptop Lending Service
The Laptop Lending Service has been suspended. A grant has been submitted to propose new, faster and more stable equipment. See the laptop lending service web pages for more information.
 
Web Sites and other applications
To further serve the university and the library, ITWS has a responsibility to expand and maintain the Dupré Library web site (http://library.louisiana.edu/), CampusGuides and other web applications. The library web site contains information on the library and its services, pages for reference questions and comments, interlibrary loan requests, library instruction requests, chat application, and other features. CampusGuides is a highly-acclaimed web-based application used to create content-rich, 21st century, interactive multimedia guides to library resources. Other resources ITWS is involved in include the library's Moodle page, Archivists' TookKit, Google Sites and social networks.

A Dupré Library Electronic Resources Committee oversees policies and procedures regarding the incorporation of electronic journals and other resources. Access to full text electronic journals is also provided through the library's web site. Efforts are continually being undertaken to provide remote access to these journals, as well as other online databases. Responsibility of the design and content of specific library web pages are designated to a specific representative of that particular department or service, such as Special Collections or Reference & Research Services. However, these web pages must maintain a design consistent with the library's web site; any deviation from the standard design must be approved by the Head of ITWS.
 
• Web Site Accessibility
 
Since access to library resources by all university patrons is a primary mission of the library, it must attempt to maintain compliance with accessibility standards in the library's web site. For example, all pages must have "Alt" text alternatives when graphics are displayed. Animated and excessive graphics, blinking text, large files and multiple layers are discouraged. Alternate content, clear navigation and educated use of CSS are encouraged. To achieve accessibility, it is recommended that all library web pages conform to national and international web standards, led by the Web Accessibility Initiative at http://www.w3.org/WAI/Resources/. For more information on access, refer to the Dupré Library Access Policy.
 
 
last updated 8/13 smc
 
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Document last revised Wednesday, August 7, 2013 4:12 PM

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Edith Garland Dupré Library, PO Box 40199, Lafayette LA 70504
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Location: 400 E Saint Mary Blvd · E-Mail: reference@louisiana.edu