The Eugene McDermott Library and Callier Library support the research, instruction, and community service programs of the University by providing access to information in print, microform and electronic formats.
The libraries consist of over two million items, including more than 1,000,000 books, over 37,000 current periodical titles, as well as over one million government documents, microforms, and maps. The McDermott Library is a U.S. and Texas state depository. Special Collections include the Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library, the Belsterling Collection, and the History of Aviation Collection. The libraries provide an ever-expanding digital collection that is available to distance learners. Users connect to these resources through the library portal at http://www.utdallas.edu/library. Current students have unlimited access to the digital library.
The librarians and staff provide competent and cordial interactions with the people they serve. Librarians provide classroom and individual instruction on the use of the library. The library collections are enhanced by the Interlibrary Loan Service, which provides students with books or articles from a network of major libraries. Student research is facilitated by copiers available to duplicate from paper, microfilm, or microfiche. The libraries offer students with disabilities a range of services to encourage their independent research.
Technology Customer Services, a branch of Information Resources, provides computing facilities for student, faculty, and staff use in instruction and research.
The Microcomputer Center, located in the McDermott Library building, provides a modern, networked computing environment with both PCs and Macs in five separate labs. In addition, a general-access microcomputer laboratory equipped with both PCs and Macs is available in the UTD Bookstore Building. The ground floor of the Jonsson Building also offers a lab of PC’s for student use.
Dedicated systems are also available to support such functions as campus information services, programming, research-related activities, and computationally intensive applications.
A sophisticated campus-wide network permits offices and laboratories direct access to extensive computing resources both on and off campus. Internet traffic volumes are high both from and to the campus. In addition, a high-speed connection to Internet2 is available.
The university is also providing wireless LAN access to the campus community in most areas. The Conference Center, most of the student apartments, large auditoriums, and common public areas are all part of the on-going deployment of wireless access. Students may utilize the campus network from several locations around campus using laptops with the appropriate wireless LAN 802.11b/g network cards. This is an increasingly popular service that is expanding rapidly across the campus.
Many of the schools, programs, and research centers operate their own computing facilities that are also available to students as appropriate. Details of these facilities can be found in the individual school/program sections of this catalog. For the latest information regarding computing facilities visit http://www.utdallas.edu/ir.
The university Help Desk is located in the Jonsson Building and is open seven days a week throughout the regular semesters. Students, faculty, and staff may ask for assistance via telephone, email, web, or personal visit. A Live Chat service is also available at the web site http://www.utdallas.edu/ir/tcs/helpdesk/index.htm. Other popular services include the publication of the Quick Guide to Computing Services (http://www.utdallas.edu/ir/tcs/guide/) and the Campus Locator Map (http://www.utdallas.edu/ir/locator/) for quickly identifying all campus buildings and rooms.
The Callier Center is an internationally recognized institution that offers services to people who suffer from any type of communication disorder. Acknowledged for meeting the assessment, treatment, education, and social service needs of individuals with communication disorders, the center has programs in preschool deaf education, parent education, and child development. Its clinical services include audiology, speech pathology, language development, and adult deaf services; its research activities include psycho-acoustics, auditory neurophysiology, speech science, and audiology. Graduate classes are also conducted at the Callier Center.
The Carolyn Lipshy Galerstein Women’s Center was founded to foster an inclusive, safe, and open environment for the U.T. Dallas community, to promote a broad understanding of gender as a multi-faceted aspect of human existence, and to provide leadership in developing programs that facilitate institutional change. Named for a former Dean of the School of General Studies, it affirms the University’s commitment to advancing the status and success of women on campus. The Women’s Center offers confidential counseling, guidance, and support to students, faculty, and staff, with particular emphasis on gender-related issues. It also sponsors a series of speakers and seminars throughout the year and houses a resource library that includes materials on justice-related topics, self-help, and women’s studies. The Center maintains a computerized database for access to a broad range of community resources and is available for campus groups to meet, or just relax and study. The Women’s Center is located on the first floor, McDermott Library in room MC 1.204, (972) 883-6557.
The Media Services office is responsible for classroom support, which includes the following:
Note: The UTD Library is responsible for maintaining the film, video, and audio collections. Some schools have their own media services staff and will utilize the central staff only as needed. You may check with the Dean’s Office in each school for more details.