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Guidelines of Computer Labs

Guidelines for the Use and Management of Computer Labs in the Office of Library and Information Technology, National Taiwan Ocean University

Established by the Office of Library and Information Technology in March, 1998
Revised by the Computer Steering Committee in June, 2006
Revised by the Library and Information Technology Committee on April 27, 2017
Revised by the Library and Information Technology Committee on December 19, 2008

I. Purpose: The Office of Library and Information Technology (referred to as OLIT hereafter) has set up computer labs to provide the students and faculty of National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU) with an environment for the use and teaching of computers. These guidelines were established for the effective use and maintenance of the computer labs.
II. The following parties have access to the computer labs:
1. The students and faculty of NTOU
2. Departments, student organizations, and parties of NTOU or those who have been authorized to hold computer-related courses or events.
III. Lab hours:
1. Regular Semester opening hours: Monday to Friday 8:20 am to 10:50 pm.
2. Winter and summer vacation opening hours: Monday to Friday 8:20 am to 4:50 pm.
3. National holidays, School holidays, Saturdays and Sundays do not open.
4. Computer class schedules are displayed on the computer lab bulletin board each semester.
5. The computer labs are not available for use during computer classes and regular maintenance.
6. Notice will be given in advance if the labs are closed for other reasons.
IV. Private use:
1. The computer labs are only available for private use during lab hours.
2. Priority is given to the computer classes arranged by the Division of Registration and Curriculum in the Office of Academic Affairs.
3. Faculty members and students may apply to use the computer labs for private events free of charge. Applications must be made online two days in advance to the OLIT management staff.
4. For events with admission fees, applications must be submitted two weeks in advance to be approved by the OLIT. Payment must be made according to the rates stipulated in NTOU Venue Hire to the Cashier Division and a copy of the receipt included with the application.
5. Non-NTOU parties must apply three weeks in advance to the Office of General Affairs. Payment must be made according to the rates stipulated in NTOU Venue Hire, and a copy of the receipt included with the application.
6. The OLIT has the right to cancel without refund of fees those reservations made by applicants that sublet the venue to third parties without authorization, give false information in their application, or violate university regulations. Severe violations will be reported to the university.
7. Users must follow lab rules when using the computer labs.
8. Other arising issues not covered in these guidelines will be handled by OLIT management staff.
V. Guidelines for the installation of instructional software:
1. Only legal software with appropriate licenses may be installed on computers in the OLIT computer labs.
2. Private users may only install software following approval from OLIT management staff. Applications for approval must be made one week in advance.
3. If new software programs are needed for scheduled computer courses, please contact OLIT management staff before the course schedule is finalized by the Division of Registration and Curriculum in the Office of Academic Affairs.
4. All instructional software programs are installed during winter and summer vacations. Installations will not be conducted during the semester.
VI. Lab regulations:
1. All students may gain access to OLIT computer lab equipment via their student identification cards.
2. Users failing to arrive at scheduled computer course times are deemed to have waived their rights to use computer lab equipments.
3. Users may not copy or print copyrighted works using OLIT computer lab equipment without authorization. Any violators will be held solely responsible.
4. Rules for computer lab use:
(1) Playing computer games, browsing pornography, and violating intellectual property rights are strictly forbidden.
(2) No dangerous or contaminative objects are permitted in the computer labs.
(3) No disassembling, adjusting, moving, or damaging of any equipment. Violators will be held liable for any damage or losses.
(4) No smoking, drinking, or eating permitted in the labs. Please keep noise levels to a minimum and ensure at all times that you do not disturb other users.
(5) Do not use any computers or equipment labeled for instructor use only.
(6) Any serious violations or actions that affect the rights of other users will result in the immediate revocation of lab privileges, and offenders will be punished.
(7) Users must keep all areas of the labs tidy at all times.
VII. These guidelines were ratified and implemented by the Library and Information Technology Committee.