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UW LIBRARIES ACCESS+ WORKSTATIONS

Locations and Numbers of Access+ PCs (update to this link is in progress)

In response to numerous requests from University of Washington users to increase the functionality of Libraries workstations, the UW Libraries and UW-Educational Partnerships and Learning Technologies (EPLT) applied for and received Student Technology Fee funding in 2003 to expand the computing services currently available in four Libraries units: Suzzallo-Allen, Odegaard Undergraduate, Engineering, and Foster Business. A total of 185 new replacement PCs were purchased and were installed in these units during Autumn quarter 2003.

In addition to email, Internet, and licensed Libraries databases these Access+ workstations also include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, plus some additional communication and productivity software. The machines also have CD-RW drives to read and write saved data to CDs and are compatible with most USB devices.

This cooperative arrangement benefits students by giving them increased access to basic computer lab services, conveniently dispersed across campus. Additionally they benefit by being able to integrate all parts of the research, writing, and presentation process without being required to physically move from a Libraries PC to a computer lab PC.

Access+ workstations are restricted to currently enrolled UW students, faculty, and staff and require users to log on using their UW NetID, just as they do currently in the OUGL Computing Commons and Mary Gates Hall CRC. Support for these workstations is provided by EPLT Computer Consultants and Libraries Staff. UW users with UW NetID questions or problems should contact either the OUGL Computing Commons or Mary Gates Hall CRC.

Last modified: Tuesday April 06, 2010