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Abstract

This paper will report on the implementation of a laptop loan project at Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC). The program, initiated by the college president, is a joint project between the Learning Resource Centers (libraries) and the Office of Information Technology (OIT), designed to provide an off-campus computing solution for students without home access to computers. Refurbished laptops were provided by the OIT for checkout and check-in by the LRCs and maintenance by the student IT help desk (Hub). The development of the program will be discussed, including background information, development of policies and procedures, initial implementation, and preliminary assessment of the program based on a student satisfaction survey. Future directions for the program will be discussed and improvements recommended.

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