Reminder: Download Responsibly

We’ve had another incident involving excessive downloading. Just a reminder about doing your downloading responsibly. Also, if you think your password might have been compromised, please change it immediately. CCIT can help.

As much as we all use the internet to find answers to many of our questions (yes, even librarians Google sometimes) not everything is freely available, especially scholarly eJournal and eBook content. The Libraries have contracts with publishers and vendors who collect the content and make it available online. We pay to access this content.

image of RM CooperOn occasion, someone decides that content is too tempting and that they have to have it all!

Well, that’s not allowed.


  • Using articles from Clemson’s e-journal or e-book subscriptions for commercial purposes is not permitted by the Libraries’ contracts with publishers/vendors
  • Excessive downloading of e-journal or e-book content/articles can cause ALL Clemson users to lose access to electronic resources

When one person doesn’t follow the agreed upon terms of the contracts, it’s possible that everybody could lose access.

All this and more is detailed in our Policy on Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources.

New Security Measures for Library Databases

As you know, CCIT (Clemson Computing Information & Technology) has recently implemented new security measures for the way we access various campus accounts and resources. These measures are designed to help protect investments in technology and safeguard your personal information.

In the past year, Clemson Libraries has seen a substantial increase in the potentially unauthorized use of its electronic resources. Why does this matter?

  1. Expenditures for electronic resources represent the majority of our budget for research materials.
  2. The vendors that provide access to these materials can temporarily suspend access for everyone when unauthorized use is suspected.

This is why we are implementing new security measures to protect this investment and ensure we maintain access to these resources for your research.

Starting this semester, you will be asked to log in (with your standard Clemson username and password) more frequently when using some of our electronic resources on campus. Requiring these additional logins will allow us to identify excessive or suspicious access before our vendors detect it and suspend access for the entire campus.

If you experience any problem maintaining access to our electronic resources, please contact us.

For more information about excessive or suspicious activities, please refer to our Policy on Acceptable Use of Electronic Resources.

Cooper is Eduroam Triage Center

CCIT is discontinuing Tigernet wireless today, November 20, 2013.

Switch to Clemson’s new wireless service, eduroam, today for uninterrupted wireless service. Remember to change your mobile device as well as your laptop!

eduroam_transHelp stations will be available at the Union Loggia, Hendricks Lobby and Cooper Level 2 Support Center from 8am-4pm on Wednesday.

Additional information and specific setup instructions are available at

Need Help? Contact the CCIT Support Center –, (864)656-3494 or visit us on the 2nd floor of Cooper Library.

National Distance Learning Week, Nov. 11-15

Next week, November 11-15, is National Distance Learning Week, sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association.

In addition the webinars offered by the United States Distance Learning Association, CCIT and the library are celebrating National Distance Learning Week by offering classes here on campus.

Many of the classes will be held in Cooper Library in the Brown Digital Resources Laboratory so if you haven’t seen it in action, now’s your chance!

There’s a couple of classes being taught by our librarians; Library Online: Resources at a Distance and Copyright Basics.

Check out the full schedule of classes and remember you don’t have to be off-campus to be learning from a distance!