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West Deptford Free Public Library
420 Crown Point Road, West Deptford, NJ 08086  (856) 845-5593















Technology Services
Technology Policy

In order to better meet the educational, professional, and personal needs of its users the West Deptford Free Public Library has available a number of computers that can access the Internet, CD-ROM databases, and business software. These workstations are free but must be used according to the rules and regulations that follow.

 Privacy and Security

  1. Computer programs are protected by copyright laws and may not be copied for personal use.
  2. Computer users are asked to protect the privacy of others and the security of the system by

            a. Not representing oneself as another user

            b. Trying to gain access to someone else's data or search history

            c. "Hovering" over others while waiting for a computer

            d. Not attempting to modify or gain access to files or passwords

            e. Not seeking unauthorized access to any computer system

            f. Damaging or altering software components of any network or database

 

Liability

  1. The library is not responsible for any damage done to a computer user's disks, data, hardware, or    software by any virus that may have been contracted on or through library equipment.

  2. Although the library has installed virus protection on its computers, it is always possible for a new virus to appear, and therefore, protection cannot be guaranteed.

  3. The library is not responsible for any damage done to a computer user's disks, data, hardware, or software as a result of the malfunctioning of library hardware or software.

  4. The computer user is liable for damage to equipment caused by inappropriate or unauthorized use.

 

Training

  1. The library staff will provide instruction on the use of reference and educational databases.

  2. The library staff will provide group and individual training on the use of the Internet.

  3. The library staff will provide information about Internet training opportunities, Internet books and manuals.

  4. The library staff will offer basic explanations on personal computer applications such as word processing or spreadsheets.

  5. The library staff will provide manuals on the use of software programs installed on the computers.