January 14, 2004

Linux in Academic Labs Revisited

In this article, I would like to revisit the idea of maintaining academic computing labs from the perspective of a case study implemented at the Mark
O. Hatfield Library at Willamette University. In our case, we use an X-based client server model for maintaining an internally consistent,
standardized software model in an academic lab with a heterogenous PC hardware environment.

The Hatfield Library is an undergraduate research library based at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. The library's Systems Division is
responsible for maintaining labs that service a wide range of client constituencies. We support a public computing environment for accessing library
services, such as catalog and journal databases (OPAC); workstations for library staff and student workers; a student computing lab; and an
instructional lab.

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