The Library at the University of Hawaii Windward Community College

Computer and Audiovisual Equipment Use Policy

The Windward Community College Library develops collections, resources, and services that meet the educational, instructional, and research needs of the College community. To further meet these needs, the Library provides computer and audiovisual equipment for the purpose of accessing electronic information resources and using audiovisual media. The Computer and Audiovisual Equipment Use Policy is part of the Library's overall policy structure and should be interpreted in conjunction with other existing policies and procedures.

Usage

WCC Library computers and audiovisual equipment are provided for educational, instructional and research purposes. Users must respect the rights of other users and abide by all University and Library policy, licensing, and contractual agreements. Users must not use equipment in an unsafe or harmful manner and should not damage equipment and facilities.

Users must comply with the University of Hawaii Policy on the Use and Management of Information Technology Resources.

The following is considered unauthorized computer use and is prohibited:

  • Knowingly or carelessly performing an act that will interfere with the normal operation of computers, peripherals, or networks;
  • Attempting to circumvent data protection schemes or uncover security loopholes;
  • Using the network to gain unauthorized access to any computer systems;
  • Masking the identity of an account or machine, which includes, but is not limited to, sending e-mail anonymously;
  • Attempting to monitor or tamper with electronic communications of other users, or reading, copying, changing, or deleting files or software of other users;
  • Installing or uploading of software programs;
  • Using a computer account that you are not authorized to use.

It is also University policy that:

  • Displaying of sexually explicit images or sounds where others can see or hear them may create a hostile environment and could constitute sexual harassment according to University policies on sexual harassment. Library staff may intervene and direct users to cease this activity;
  • University resources are intended to be used for institutional and educational purposes and may not be used for private gain;
  • Users must observe all laws relating to copyright, trademark, export and intellectual property rights.

Priority Users

Windward Community College students, faculty, and staff have priority for accessing electronic resources and using library computer and audiovisual equipment. WCC-affiliated users may be asked to limit their use of the equipment if others are waiting. Non-affiliated users may be asked to relinquish the equipment to WCC students, faculty, or staff at any time.

Designated Computers

Some Library computers are designated for specific purposes and users may be asked to relinquish these computers.

Printing

Printing from Library computers is available on a fee-per-page basis.

Policy Violations

It is the policy of the College to deny access to any member of the user community who violates this policy or who uses the College's technology resources to violate other duly established policies or laws.

Revised 09/10/13


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