Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 74.18
Liaison Allie Schwartz
Submission Date Nov. 30, 2012
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STARS v1.1

Columbia University
OP-T2-39: Limiting Printing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Alan Crosswell
Assoc VP & Chief Technologist
Columbia University IT
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Does the institution limit free printing for students in all computer labs and libraries?:
Yes

A brief description of how printing is limited:

Students, faculty, instructors, and others have a weekly print quota which varies by affiliation. (See the website for details). In addition, all printing is duplex/double-sided by default to reduce paper waste. A locally-developed print queue management system called NINJA that has a queue management workstation at each public printer is used to reduce overprinting. Print jobs are not released for printing until the user logs in at the workstation with their University network ID and password. Thus, unclaimed print jobs are never printed. Also, a quota system is implemented to limit usage. Users needing additional printing have the option of paying online to add pages to their quota.

All NINJA printers and their queue management workstations are configured for maximum standby energy savings and to print duplex by default.


The website URL where information about the program, policy, or practice is available:

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