Technology Fee Funded Projects

LibTech Equipment Upgrades/Replacement/Expansion

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Project Description

The LibTech Desk provides a wide variety of equipment for check out. It is also the go-to desk when students have questions about how to setup wireless on their devices, login to technology in the library, use the equipment available for checkout, and use the one-touch recording studio, as well as scanners and printing. In 2015-2016, the desk checked out 102,753 items and served 80,245 patrons.

This proposal seeks funding to increase the number of items available to students for checkout and replace some of the older, failing items that have gotten such a good workout from them. These include iPads, accessories like calculators, chargers, hard drives, and power strips, cameras including point-and-shoot, DSLRs, Go Pros, and a camcorder, and audio visual items like projectors, microphones, a portable PA system and associated cables. Student input on the type of equipment they need and would like to have available for checkout was considered when compiling the list.

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Student Access to Project Resources

  1. University Level
  2. Part-time, 105 hours per week

The John C. Hitt Library is open more hours than any building on campus, giving students more opportunity to use the technology they need to view lectures, complete assignments, do research, take tests, and check out equipment for use in the library and at home.

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Benefit to Student Learning

UCF has a large student population that needs technology to navigate their day-to-day academic lives. The technology needed is varied and some of it expensive to obtain. UCF Libraries attempts to not only provide technology for students to borrow and use for their academic pursuits but also, in the case of the John C. Hitt Library, be open more hours than any building on campus so the technology students need is available for them to use.

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Project Success Metrics and Assessment Plan

Circulation statistics will measure the frequency with which the equipment is used. Success will be measured by circulation statistics, student demand, and the collection of anecdotal data. Students will be surveyed when they return equipment on user experience including problems encountered using the equipment, and suggestions for improvements to the program and/or the equipment itself.

All the equipment loaned by the LibTech desk is entered into the Libraries’ integrated library system and checked out like a book is checked out. Statistics are gathered monthly to measure the usage of all equipment. Those statistics are published quarterly along with other statistics for the Libraries and, ultimately, become part of its annual report. These statistics can be pulled in a variety of ways showing what patron groups check what items out, what the most popular items are by semester, which help to project future trends of usage and future needs.

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Project Sustainability

Without a dedicated technology budget, the Libraries relies on technology fee funding to implement new innovations and replace aging equipment. Extended warranties are included in all purchases and obsolescence is anticipated. By staggering purchases, surveying staff and users regularly, and monitoring new technologies, the Libraries keeps current on the technology needs of users. The Libraries’ IT staff support and maintain current equipment and plan for future enhancements.

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Technology Fee Proposal Budget Narrative

Purchases will be made through the Technology Product Center from several vendors. We have had a purchasing relationship with each of them for several years and find them reliable, prompt, and responsive.

Item Qty  Price Per  Total Package Total:
Replacement iPads:
Apple iPad Tablets (128GB, Space Gray, 2017 model) 40  $399.00  $15,960.00  $24,622.00
Speck Balance Folio Case 40  $22.56  $902.40
Logitech SlimFolio Keyboard Cases 40  $94.99  $3,799.60
Apple Care+ 2-year Extended Warranty 40  $99.00  $3,960.00
TI-30xa Scientific Calculators 25  $9.99  $249.75  $10,046.61
HP 10BII+ Financial Calculators 20  $39.99  $799.80
Apple 85W MagSafe Power Adapter 10  $79.00  $790.00
Apple 87 Watt USB-C Power Adapters 15  $79.00  $1,185.00
Apple USB-C to USB-C Power Cable (2m) 15  $19.00  $285.00
Apple USB-C to Lightning Cable (1 m) 5  $25.00  $125.00
Apple Watch Magnetic Charging Cable 1  $29.00  $29.00
Apple Lightning to 3.5 mm Headphone Jack Adapter 10  $9.00  $90.00
Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter 2  $49.00  $98.00
Apple Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter 1  $39.00  $39.00
ChargeTech 27k Power Banks for Laptops 20  $249.00  $4,980.00
Monoprice 8k Power Banks for Phones / Tablets 15  $12.99  $194.85
Tripp Lite Power Strip – 12 outlet 2  $58.72  $117.44
LG Blu-ray Disc Player (BP350 Wi-Fi) 6  $66.99  $401.94
WD 2TB My Passport USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive 3  $75.99  $227.97
Wacom Intuos Art Pen & Touch Small Tablet (Mint Blue) 2  $99.95  $199.90
Microsoft Surface Pen (2017, Cobalt Blue) 2  $99.00  $198.00
Kingston USB 3.0 High-Speed Media Reader 2  $17.98  $35.96
Canon EOS Rebel T7i DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens Video Creator Kit 10  $899.00  $8,990.00  $21,406.93
Ruggard Navigator 45 DSLR Shoulder Bag 10  $49.95  $499.50
Canon Speedlite 430EX III-RT External Flash 5  $249.00  $1,245.00
Panasonic Eneloop Pro Rechargeable AA Ni-MH Batteries with Charger 5  $26.30  $131.50
Rode Micro Boompole 6  $49.00  $294.00
Vidpro XM-88 Shotgun Microphone Kit 6  $89.95  $539.70
Canon PowerShot SX60 HS Digital Camera with Basic Accessory Kit 10  $449.00  $4,490.00
Manfrotto Compact Action Aluminum Tripod (Black) 10  $56.59  $565.90
GoPro HERO5 Black & Selfie-Stick Kit with 32GB microSDHC Card 6  $412.95  $2,477.70
Canon VIXIA HF G40 Full HD Camcorder 1  $1,299.00  $1,299.00
SanDisk 64GB Extreme UHS-I SDXC Memory Card 7  $30.95  $216.65
Canon VIXIA HF R700 Full HD Camcorder (Black) – CMC 2  $299.00  $598.00
Canon SC-A80 Soft Case 2  $29.99  $59.98
Audio Visual
Epson PowerLite 1781W 3200-Lumen WXGA 3LCD Projector 10  $799.00  $7,990.00  $11,162.75
Mackie FreePlay Battery-Powered Stereo PA Solution 3  $299.00  $897.00
Mackie Carry Bag for FreePlay Personal PA System 3  $69.99  $209.97
On-Stage SS-7730 – Steel Speaker Stand 3  $43.81  $131.43
Shure PGXD Digital Series Wireless Handheld Microphone System with PG58 Capsule 2  $349.00  $698.00
Pearstone SM Series XLR to XLR cable 2  $4.99  $9.98
Replacement Epson Projector Cases 10  $29.50  $295.00
Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II Film & Document Scanner 1  $172.47  $172.47
Epson DC-21 Document Camera 1  $564.80  $564.80
3.5mm Flat TRS Audio Patch Cable, 3ft Black 10  $2.80  $28.00
Pearstone High-Speed Mini HDMI (Type C) to HDMI (Type A) Cable with Ethernet – 10′ (3 m) 1  $9.95  $9.95
Pearstone High-Speed HDMI to HDMI Cable with Ethernet – Black, 15′ 1  $12.95  $12.95
Pearstone High-Speed HDMI to HDMI Cable with Ethernet – Black, 6′ 16  $8.95  $143.20
Grand Total  $67,238.29  $67,238.29


Total amount awarded for this Tech Fee is $32,369.19.

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