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Technology Policies

Database Access | Computer Use | iPad Use | Ethical Guidelines | Consequences of Violations

Trocaire College will make available a variety of technological resources to support learning and enhance instruction. Our goal is to provide access to diverse, state of the art technological tools to facilitate resource sharing, innovation and communication. The users (students, instructors, administrators, staff, community users or alumni) of these tools take on certain responsibilities, including the use of technology in an ethical manner.

All users must also follow Trocaire College’s Technology Use Policy.

For more information and help, visit the Office of Information Technology’s website.

Database Access

Access to leased databases is restricted to those with a valid Trocaire College username and password. Databases are accessible from both on and off campus. Community users, including alumni, only have access to databases while on campus.

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Computer Use

Usage is limited to academic research. Anyone using Library PCs for other purposes will be asked to shut down the computer and move to a computer lab.

For more information, see the Ethical Guidelines.

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iPad Use

Borrower’s Requirements

To borrow an iPad you need a Trocaire ID. Your account must be in good standing, no fines or overdue materials. You must be currently enrolled in classes at Trocaire College. Faculty, community users, alumni and students from other institutions may not borrow iPads.

Responsibility/Liability of the Borrower

Students who check out the iPad are solely responsible for returning it in the same condition as it was borrowed. This includes apps and accessories (stylus, case, etc.).

The borrower is responsible if the iPad or accessories are stolen, lost, or damaged.

No apps should be added or deleted from the device.

All iPads returned will be subject to inspection by a library staff member.

If the iPad is found to be damaged, the BORROWER IS RESPONSIBLE FOR UP TO THE FULL REPLACEMENT COST OF THE DEVICE. The replacement cost pertains to the iPad, its accessories and apps.

If the model of iPad is no longer available, the borrower will be responsible for the closest model currently available for purchase.

Check Out Regulations/Overdue fines

iPads may only be checked out for one week. There will be a fine of $10.00 per day if the item is not returned on time.

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Ethical Guidelines for Acceptable Use of Computers and Computer Networks

We encourage students to use the computers and technology available at Trocaire; however, with these privileges comes responsibility. Consequences for violating the ethical guidelines are stated below.

Users at Trocaire are Expected to:

Provide a valid Trocaire ID.
Respect the privacy of others.
Users will keep their passwords confidential.
Users will not try to learn passwords of either users or network administrators.
Users will not attempt to gain unauthorized access to networked or stand alone systems.
Users will not modify or read files of other individuals; however, it should be noted that system administrators have access to all files. Privacy shall not be assumed in this case.

Respect Copyright Law and Licenses Granted to Programs

Users will not make copies of licensed programs, in violation of copyright laws.
Users will not install their own software on Trocaire Computers without authorization.
Respect the integrity of every computer and of the Trocaire College Network and the other networks to which we are connected.
Users will not intentionally develop or use programs to harass others or infiltrate a computing system or damage or alter software components or network.
Users will not intentionally send inappropriate, obscene or hateful messages or mail to others.
Users will not copy or modify server or network system files.
Users will not abuse computer or network hardware (i.e. mice, keyboards, etc.).
Users will not use encryption programs on Trocaire computers without authorization.

Respect the academic focus of Trocaire College computers and technology

Users will not play games on college computers.
Users will not use the College’s computer resources for non-academic activities when others require the system for academic purposes.
Users will properly utilize the computer time and will not waste limited resources and supplies that are provided by Trocaire College.
Users will work in ways that will not disturb others.

Respect the material and resources of Internet accounts.

Users will not send or receive offensive material over the Internet.
Users will not use obscene, offensive, harassing, insulting or otherwise abusive language over the Internet or on e-mail.
Users will not violate copyright laws.
Users will not trespass in another users’ folders, work or files.
Users will not use telecommunications for anything other than educational purposes.
Users will not employ the network for commercial purposes.

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Trocaire College Consequences of Violations

All violations or suspected violations of acceptable use will be communicated to the Administration. Users found to be in violation of acceptable use will be denied technology access to appropriate college equipment.

Possible actions include the following:
A user may be banned from access to specific technology or facilities for a period of time.
A user may be required to make full financial restitution (i.e. pay for damages).
A user may lose Internet privileges.
Users could face prosecution if criminal activity is involved.

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