IITS must receive this form, the appropriate software CDs or downloads, and licensing information by the following dates to insure enough time to test and install all the software on the appropriate computers. In some case, we may be unable to fulfill a request, because it is not possible or cost effective to do so in our environment.
Entirely new software – July 1 for fall semester, November 1 for spring semester
Version upgrade for software already available in the labs – July 15 for fall semester, November 15 for spring semester
Adding or removing software already available in the labs – August 1 for fall semester, December 15 for spring semester
You must provide IITS with proof that you have the appropriate permission to install your software on the number of computers in the lab you request.
There are many different types of software licensing. Before installing the software, we will need to know some basic information about the terms of your license. If you need licensing assistance or want to ensure the software will comply with our environment, please contact ProDesk.
A few common licensing terms are explained below.
- Public Domain: Software in the public domain does not need to be licensed.
- Single Computer: Each computer running the software needs a separate license.
- Lab Pack: You have the right to install the software on a set number of computers. For example, a 5-user lab pack lets you install the software on five computers.
- Concurrent Use: You may install the software on as many computers as you like, but you are limited in how many systems may run that software at once. If you have concurrent licensing, you will need to use license metering software to control use of the software. Typically, we use a program called Keyserver for this purpose. However, some software companies allow concurrent licensing, but do not allow you to use Keyserver to manage the licenses.
- Unlimited Site License. In some cases, you may install software on any number of computers, provided they are owned by Haverford College.
The public lab computers run either Windows (7 x64-bit ONLY) or the Macintosh OS X (10.7). Be sure that the software you are requesting says it will run on the operating systems of our lab computers.