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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Yvette Brown
Vice President for Technology and Chief Information Officer

The Division of Information Technology (DoIT) is the University’s central computing, network, communications, and Library services organization, and is charged with directing, managing, and supporting the information systems, Library needs, and computing infrastructure of Barry University.

BarryNet Accounts

All registered students are provided with a BarryNet account. The account provides access to all university computing resources, which include e-mail, web resources, and network applications.

E-mail

E-mail is an official method for communication at Barry University. The University may send communications to students via e-mail. Students are responsible for the consequences of not reading in a timely fashion University-related communications sent to their official Barry University student e-mail account. Students are expected to check their Barry University official e-mail on a frequent and consistent basis in order to remain informed of University-related communications. E-mail can be accessed by visiting http://webmail.barry.edu.

Barry Remote Access Services

Intranet sites, such as the Library and student web, can be accessed off-campus by visiting http://access.barry.edu.

Computer Labs

The Computer Labs, located in Monsignor William Barry Memorial Library Reference Area and rooms 205 and 206, are available to all students and faculty and provides access to various application packages, various operating systems, electronic mail, and the Internet. The labs are equipped with over 79 Windows-based computers,1 desktop scanner, and multiple multifunction printers, providing both black and white and color print, copy and scan functions. For teaching, there are nine networked classrooms for hands-on computer usage. Each room is equipped with an average of 25 Windows-based computer workstations and a multimedia teacher's workstation connected to an overhead projection system.

Library/Lab Hours (During Fall and Spring Semesters)

During the Fall and Spring semesters, the computer labs hours of operation are as follows:

    Monday -Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
    Friday 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
    Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Special hours go into effect over holiday periods, end-of-semester periods, and summer sessions. Current computer lab hours can be obtained by calling (305) 899-3893.

Printing Services

Laser printing is available in the Library (2nd, 3rd, 4th floors), Landon, Thompson, Wiegand, as well as Dalton & Dunspaugh, Dominican and Benincasa dorms for a fee ($0.05 per page). Color printing costs $1.00 per page for plain paper printouts. Please check with the lab assistant on duty for more information.

Audiovisual Department

The Audiovisual Department provides, maintains, and supports audiovisual equipment throughout the main campus. Mobile computers and projection systems are only a few types of equipment that faculty and staff can check out. Students in need of equipment for presentations should ask their professor to reserve equipment, as reservations are not accepted from students. Equipment can be reserved on-line, and twenty-four hour advance notice is required. For additional information, please call (305) 899-3764.

David Brinkley TV Studio

The David Brinkley TV Studio provides resources for Communication students to work and learn on state-of-the-art equipment. Students work on many projects, including the filming of professional commercials, the video-taping of community and campus events, and the broadcasting of television courses. The studio is also available for commercial productions when not engaged in educational endeavors. For additional information, contact the studio manager at (305) 899-3462.

Testing Center

Barry University is an official authorized testing center, and offers various certification exams from major corporations like Microsoft (MOUS, MTA) and Adobe (ACA). For further information or to schedule an exam, please contact Ms. Marena Delgado at (305) 899-3798.

IT Support Desk

The IT Support Desk provides a wide range of services for students on and off campus. They provide support to students connecting to BarryNet, which is the university’s wired and wireless network. They also provide support to all students experiencing problems accessing on-line resources and their Barry e-mail account. In addition to this, they assist students with username and password issues.

The IT Support Desk is located in Library 226, and can be contacted by calling (305) 899-3604, by visiting the support website at http://help.barry.edu, or by sending e-mail to helpdesk@.barry.edu. The hours of operation are available on the support website and by calling.

Barry University has an arrangement with Dell Computer Corporation where educational pricing is extended to students, faculty, and staff interested in purchasing PC’s, peripherals, and software for personal use. In addition to this, Microsoft Office Professional is available to students for purchase at a significantly discounted price. Visit http://help.barry.edu for further information.

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