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Acquiring New PC Software

Library Technical Services purchases, receives and maintains a license and registration file for all College-owned microcomputer software.

Use the PC Software Internal Request Form to request software. Send requests to purchase microcomputer software to MPS. Do not charge microcomputer software to your department's credit card and do not order through eVA. Call Patricia Pena at 703.323.3294 if you have any questions.

Free Software - BE CAREFUL!
Send requests to review click-on licenses for free software to Patricia Pena. Free software may have license agreements which contain legal language that the College cannot agree to. Usually these are click-on agreements that require you to click 'yes' or 'no' before you download the software. You are not authorized to click 'yes' on a click-on agreement for software you are downloading to a college machine unless Patricia Pena has reviewed the agreement and said that it is acceptable.

To Purchase Microcomputer Software:

  • Print the PC Software Internal Request Form and fill it in.
    • Include as much information as possible including the type of computer the software will run on, new or duplicate copy, upgrade, site license for laboratory, etc.
    • Send requests for microcomputer software to Patricia Pena, Library Technical Services, AN, CT126. You may also fax the requests to 703.323.3831.

Library Technical Services

  • Eliminates duplicate purchases (of software already owned) unless a requestor checks the additional-copies box on the form.
  • Orders, receives and ships software and copies of registrations and licenses to the requestor.
  • Maintains a NOVA microcomputer software inventory list.
  • Notifies departments when software they own has been upgraded.