Comment: We need to have more computers and a larger 24 hour lab. We also need new computers with the latest software.
We know that the demand for computers in the UGL Extended Study Center and elsewhere in the Libraries is very high. Last April, we shifted furniture and were able to place 24 new Dell computers with flat-panel LCD monitors in the Extended Study Center. As our budget permits, replace outdated computers throughout the University Libraries and update their software. In practice, we make replacements on a cycle introducing groups of new computers in locations while removing the older computers. As for software, in order to be efficient in maintaining our computers, we maintain the same software releases on all workstations. This means we move to new releases in a very deliberate pace.