Office of Digital Humanities

Facilities Usage Policy

The Office of Digital Humanities (ODH) provides Digital Humanities research and consultation support to faculty and students in the College of Humanities. We also provide technical (hardware, software, and network) support. The support staff is located in Room 1161 of the Joseph F. Smith Building (JFSB). Please direct any questions to odh@byu.edu. The Director is Jarom McDonald @ 422-7426.

Use of the facilities, including audio, video, and computer capabilities, is without charge. A nominal fee is charged for tape, CD and DVD duplication in the Humanities Learning Resources (HLR), located in 1141 JFSB. Access to lab facilities and the HLR is open to all Humanities faculty, as well as university students who wish to upgrade their language skills or to complete assignments for classes within the College of Humanities. Requests for Macintosh software for student use can be made by contacting Devin Asay @ 422-6510. Requests for PC software for student use can be made by contacting Mel Smith @ 422-7425. Faculty members who require combinations to rooms should contact Bonnie Bingham at 422-5360. Room availability can by checked on the HLR website (http://hlrc.byu.edu).

The following rooms can be scheduled by contacting Devin Asay @ 422-6510 or Sharon Boyle @ 422-2739 or by requesting an account on the Humanities website (http://hlrc.byu.edu/schedule/day.php):

Lab attendants are available to assist with hardware and software problems and questions. Lab headsets need to be checked out, and students will be asked to surrender their ID card for the time the headsets are in use. External drives on the video stations in the Humanities Lab provide storage for video rendering. The following policies govern student use of the computer labs and the HLR:

  1. No food or drink is allowed in the labs or the HLR, nor is the area to be used for socializing.
  2. The labs and the HLR are not Open Access. However, if computers are available, they can be used by students from other colleges when the rooms are not busy. Access to the ODH computer labs may be limited to students who are in approved classes or working on approved projects during busy times.
  3. The computers are to be used for approved projects only! When the areas become busy, students may be asked to surrender their computer if it’s being used for personal purposes, email, games, or personal word processing. Any use of lab computers in violation of the Honor Code may result in University suspension.
  4. The room is not to be used as a study, lunchroom or a social area. Only those working at a terminal should be in the lab.
  5. Users are asked not to tamper with or attempt to repair any of the hardware or printers in the lab. Any problems with the equipment should be reported to one of the lab assistants, the secretary, or any full-time employee. No attempt to change the paper or cartridges in the printers should be attempted unless the person has been properly trained and granted permission to do so.
  6. Please do not remove or copy any software from the computer lab areas.
  7. The labs will close promptly as scheduled. This means students must begin exiting programs about ten minutes before the lab closes. Please DO NOT request the lab attendants to stay late.
  8. Any student not abiding by these rules could be subject to the loss of lab privileges.