Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 71.02
Liaison Dennis Cochrane
Submission Date Oct. 15, 2014
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STARS v1.2

Virginia Tech
OP-T2-39: Limiting Printing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Robert Dickert
Computer-Integrated Learning Spaces
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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:

At Virginia Tech two departments are responsible for regulating printing on campus. These departments are Computer-Integrated Learning Spaces (CILS), which is responsible for computer-integrated classrooms and laboratories, and the Library Photocopy Auxiliary, which is responsible for print services in the campus libraries. Both departments place restrictions on printing.

Computer-Integrated Learning Spaces uses Pharos Uniprint to charge users by the page in all computer-integrated classrooms and labs that are managed by central IT services as well as several departmental spaces. CILS began charging for printing over 10 years ago and reduced printing volume from over 1 million sheets per year (when printing was free) to fewer than 250,000 sheets per year currently.

Library Photocopy Auxiliary, an auxiliary service, is a cost recovery unit charged with overseeing the printing and copying usage in the library. The library copiers function by card activation and printing is picked up and paid for at the customer service desk. Library Photocopy Auxiliary is currently working towards adding the Pharos copier/printer control system to manage usage.

For more information about Library Photocopy Auxiliary please see: http://www.lib.vt.edu/photocopy/index.html

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

Robert Dickert is the Director of CILS and can be contacted at rdickert@vt.edu or at (540) 231-4810.

Mark Robertson is the Manager of Library Auxiliary Services and can be contacted at marober2@vt.edu or at (540) 231-4644.

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