The Digital Service Bureau for Learning at
the University of Minnesota Art Department
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
DSB Usage Agreement
you are allowed to print in the DSB:
You must either attended a training session (recommended) or have signed this
contract and gone over the printing directions briefly with the DSB attendant.
Only students who have attended the training session or signed this contract
are allowed to be in the DSB, no tag-alongs, friends, or other visitors.
and Beverages: Food and beverages cannot
be used in the DSB. There is a counter where they can be left while working.
Paper: Paper is available for purchase and use in the printers.
Students may bring their own paper but must be verified as safe in the printers
by a DSB supervisor. Only specific printers may use non-coated papers (no-photo
papers). These printers are labeled “Sue” (for paper up to 44” wide) and Cindy
(for sheets of paper between 8x10” and 17x22”). Papers like Rives BFK, rice
paper, etc. may be used ONLY in these printers. Please no newsprint.
Use: The DSB is not a
general computer-use room. Please prepare your files off site. The DSB is also not
a Photoshop tutoring center. DSB attendants assist with printing-not file
Mistakes: Mistakes involving user error (things that were covered in
the printing training and in the printing directions by each computer) will be
charged for. Mistakes involving the printer (clogged heads, etc.) will not be
charged for if the attendant is notified right away.
Strips: We usually do not
charge for test strips, but these need to be tracked.
leaving the DSB: Students must
check out with the DSB attendant to count the prints they made. This includes
test strips and all mistakes.
Payment: Any payment for prints must be made BEFORE the user leaves
the DSB with the prints. Students may pay with check, credit card or gopher
gold. NO CASH. Payments are made at the photo cage down the hall, but prints
remain in the DSB until the signed receipt is brought back to the DSB. Signed
receipts must always be brought back to the DSB or we have no record that the
prints were paid for
Fees: There are no
refunds or transferring of unused portions of student course fees. Any unused
course fees stays in general DSB account. Students do not all print the same
amounts for each assignment or project. This means that some students will not
exhaust their full course-fee print credit: the DSB depends on the unused
portions to help pay for maintenance tanks, Kraft paper, unexpected repairs,
etc. We recognize that it may seem unfair, but it is similar to what happens in
all other art courses; all students pay the same exact materials fee, but they
each use less or more amounts of materials.
to follow these instructions or instructions given by DSB technicians or
instructors will result in loosing DSB privileges.