Rose-Hulman Laptop Initiative Richard Bernier Reference and Electronic Services Librarian November 14, 2007 One Piece of t...
History <ul><li>Decision was made in 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>Began for the Freshman class in Fall 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Wh...
IT Environment <ul><li>High speed campus fiber backbone </li></ul><ul><li>Over 8,000 wired ports at 100 MBS throughout cam...
IT Environment <ul><li>All classrooms are equipped with LCD projectors / screens </li></ul><ul><li>Wired ports at every st...
Laptop Selection <ul><li>Selected each year by a committee made up of faculty, staff, and students </li></ul><ul><li>Lapto...
Laptop Selection <ul><li>Student’s financial responsibility… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost of laptop + taxes </li></ul></ul><...
Service <ul><li>Rose-Hulman is a Self Maintainer – Manufacturer transfers warranty repair responsibility </li></ul><ul><li...
Service <ul><li>Help Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Most repairs can be done in two hours </li></ul><ul><li>Loaners are used for e...
Service <ul><li>How is it done </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spare parts.  Keep stocked with 3-4 of every part of every active lap...
Logan Library IT Environment <ul><li>Wired ports and wireless access throughout the library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students...
Logan Library IT Environment <ul><ul><li>Printing is “free” in the library and throughout campus </li></ul></ul>
Logan Library IT Environment <ul><li>Thin client technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal everything makes librarians and ...
Logan Library IT Environment <ul><li>Computer lab still available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used by graduate students and thos...
Library Instruction <ul><li>We bring library instruction to the class rather than bringing the class to the library. </li>...
Conclusion <ul><li>The Rose-Hulman Digital Library is accessible to students no matter where they are.  </li></ul><ul><li>...
Thank You <ul><li>Richard Bernier </li></ul><ul><li>Reference and Electronic Services Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Rose-Hul...
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Rose Hulman Laptop Initiative

  1. 1. Rose-Hulman Laptop Initiative Richard Bernier Reference and Electronic Services Librarian November 14, 2007 One Piece of the Technology Integrated Curriculum Puzzle Indiana Library Federation Annual Conference
  2. 2. History <ul><li>Decision was made in 1993 </li></ul><ul><li>Began for the Freshman class in Fall 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Why? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration of technology and the curriculum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of a master technology plan for campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Easier and cheaper to manage than large computer labs. Space was a concern </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. IT Environment <ul><li>High speed campus fiber backbone </li></ul><ul><li>Over 8,000 wired ports at 100 MBS throughout campus. </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless access throughout campus </li></ul><ul><li>Residence halls have two ports per pillow. </li></ul>
  4. 4. IT Environment <ul><li>All classrooms are equipped with LCD projectors / screens </li></ul><ul><li>Wired ports at every student seat and podium </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless access available </li></ul>
  5. 5. Laptop Selection <ul><li>Selected each year by a committee made up of faculty, staff, and students </li></ul><ul><li>Laptops and software suites are purchased by the school on behalf of the students as a condition of enrollment </li></ul><ul><li>They are resold to the students and property ownership is transferred </li></ul>
  6. 6. Laptop Selection <ul><li>Student’s financial responsibility… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost of laptop + taxes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software bundle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extended warranty (to last 4 years) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology fee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Misc (carrying case, mouse) </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Service <ul><li>Rose-Hulman is a Self Maintainer – Manufacturer transfers warranty repair responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Rose technicians are trained and certified by the manufacturer </li></ul>
  8. 8. Service <ul><li>Help Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Most repairs can be done in two hours </li></ul><ul><li>Loaners are used for extensive jobs that might take a few days </li></ul>
  9. 9. Service <ul><li>How is it done </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spare parts. Keep stocked with 3-4 of every part of every active laptop model </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Each model has one image </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Backup personal files, reimage PC, copy files back </li></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Logan Library IT Environment <ul><li>Wired ports and wireless access throughout the library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students are able to work collaboratively anywhere in the building </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Logan Library IT Environment <ul><ul><li>Printing is “free” in the library and throughout campus </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Logan Library IT Environment <ul><li>Thin client technology </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal everything makes librarians and IT staff much more pleasant people  </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Logan Library IT Environment <ul><li>Computer lab still available </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Used by graduate students and those without their laptops </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Library Instruction <ul><li>We bring library instruction to the class rather than bringing the class to the library. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easier for them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saves us from the need to maintain a suitable computer classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We conduct classes upon request at their convenience. </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Conclusion <ul><li>The Rose-Hulman Digital Library is accessible to students no matter where they are. </li></ul><ul><li>Computer technology integrated into curriculum and students everyday lives is a given. The laptops removes a number of barriers. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Thank You <ul><li>Richard Bernier </li></ul><ul><li>Reference and Electronic Services Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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