Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2004

Publication Title

Information Technology and Libraries

Volume

23

Issue

4

First page number:

153

Last page number:

167

Abstract

The networked computing environment is a vital resource for academic libraries. Ever-increasing use dictates the prudence of having a comprehensive computer-use policy in force. Universities often have an overarching policy or policies governing the general use of computing technology that helps to safeguard the university equipment, software, and network against inappropriate use. Libraries often benefit from having an adjunct policy that works to emphasize the existence and important points of higher-level policies, while also providing a local context for systems and policies pertinent to the library in particular. Having computer-use policies at the university and library level helps provide a comprehensive, encompassing guide for the effective and appropriate use of this vital resource.

Keywords

Academic libraries; Public access computers in libraries

Disciplines

Communication Technology and New Media | Library and Information Science

Language

English

Permissions

Copyright American Library Association. Used with permission.

Identifier

ISSN: 0730-9295

Publisher Citation

Vaughan, Jason. 2004. “Policies governing use of computing technology in academic libraries.” Information Technology and Libraries, Vol 23:4, 153-167.


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