MIT’s Information Services and Technology division is piloting several printers with a hold-and-release system that requires students to swipe their MIT card to complete the print job. Assuming a successful pilot,a campus-wide roll out is planned for summer.
The initiative was recommended by the an institute-wide task force seeking to make campus printing environments greener and more efficient. According to MIT’s academic computing department, the university spends $270,000 on printing annually.
In addition to the new printer solution, the campus is in the process of rolling out public scanners as well.
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