More computers and stop having to sign in using the last 10 digits just
to use the internet.
Jimmy Ghaphery of Library Information Systems replies....
This semester we have used the Student Technology Fee to add 10 more computers to the first floor of Cabell Library and 6 more computers to Tompkins-McCaw Library. In addition, we have upgraded all of the computers on the 2nd floor of Cabell Library and just fielded new multimedia computers at both libraries. We continue to look at ways to increase and improve our public computing infrastructure.
Prior to implementing login, students had to compete with those from outside VCU who were using our computers to surf the Internet, chat, play games, etc. The Internet login is directly related to our desire to give our students priority access to library computers. Without such a login, it would be even more difficult to find an available computer, especially in Cabell Library, because of increased use by the public. One of our current projects is to look at how we might make logging in easier than the last 10 digits.