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Student Feedback Brings Improvements to Texas Tech Libraries

Amanda Castro-Crist

October 11, 2016

New hardware and software give students access to tools needed for academic success.

The Texas Tech University Libraries Technology and Management Services Department (LTMS) recently began a series of technological upgrades, many based on student survey responses of what they would like to have available.

Based on this feedback, 136-ground floor and mezzanine public computers now have 27-inch monitors, with another 19 computers on the ground floor featuring 23-inch dual monitors.

"Whatever a student's major or classification, we believe it's important for them all to have access to the latest software, e-resources and technological tools to help them succeed," said professor Bella Karr Gerlich, dean of libraries.

Additional technology upgrades include a new braille printer and the addition of Statistical Analysis System and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences software to all public computers.

The LTMS department maintains about 200 PC and Mac computers throughout the Library with the latest Microsoft Office and Adobe software installed for students, faculty and the public. Locations include the ground floor, mezzanine and the Digital Media Studio on the second floor.

For a full list of software available, visit this website.

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