Auburn University students, faculty and staff now have remote access to powerful software loaded on 85 high-end computers at Auburn University Libraries labs within Ralph Brown Draughon Library and the Library of Architecture, Design and Construction. Users of the service will not be required to upgrade their computers or purchase additional software to access the computers.
“Getting our users access to the computers and software they have grown used to having at the AU Libraries has been a high priority for us since we were forced to close our doors to users at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Chris Mixon, senior information technology specialist in the newly built Innovation & Research Commons (formally Media & Digital Resource Lab) at Auburn University Libraries. “The 85 computers we have configured for remote access are machines running expensive software such as ArcGIS Pro, Autodesk Architecture and SolidWorks computer assisted design software.”
Users may access the Libraries computers at: https://www.lib.auburn.edu/remotelab/. Login requires Auburn University credentials.
Mixon indicated that though this access was conceived as a way to bring additional library services to remote workers and learners during the current crisis, if it proves successful it will likely be retained so users may access the computers during times when the Innovation & Research Commons is closed after hours.