Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 67.61
Liaison Margaret Lo
Submission Date Sept. 28, 2012
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Ball State University
OP-T2-39: Limiting Printing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Kevin Kenyon
Associate Vice-President, Facilites, Planning & Management
Facilites, Planning & Management
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Does the institution limit free printing for students in all computer labs and libraries?:

A brief description of how printing is limited:

Ball State University limits free printing. Students, faculty, and staff may print up to 500 black and white pages (one side of one sheet of paper) from printers at the university Library. After reaching the 500 page limit a $.05 per page charge is applied and charged through the Bursar's Office. Additionally, the university recently removed printing capabilities in most computers labs (i.e., students can no longer print in most computer labs) on campus to reduce paper waste and save the university money. The university is recommending several alternatives to traditional printing.
See http://cms.bsu.edu/Academics/Libraries/ComputersPrinting/Printing.aspx.

“Help reduce our footprint on the environment by printing your documents to portable document files (PDFs) saved to your computer or iLocker space. Printing digital files reduces the amount of paper and ink we use each day, reducing our impact on the environment. If you are using a Mac, your system comes ready to print PDFs. If you are using a Windows PC, download and install free ePrint software to easily create PDFs. www.bsu.edu/eprint Look for the iScan stations in the computer labs and Bracken Library, or use the scanners in residence hall computer labs to scan your paper documents directly into your iLocker digital storage space www.bsu.edu/ilocker. In other words, ePrint software allows you to save paper by printing to a PDF rather than to paper. The PDF can then be stored electronically in such places as your iLocker account, flash drive, or the hard drive of your computer.”

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