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UK Faculty, Staff to Get Adobe Licenses

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 2, 2010) All University of Kentucky faculty and staff members will be authorized to use selected Adobe software products, thanks to a recent agreement that will be signed by UK administrators and the software company by Nov. 15. Using the shared funding approach, the President’s Office will fund one-half the cost and self-supporting units will be charged the remaining half based on FTE. UK departments will no longer need to purchase software licenses or upgrades for these products.

The following software products are included in the agreement:

--Acrobat 9 Pro WIN/Mac
--CS5 Design Premium WIN/MAC
--CS5 Web Premium Win/MAC
--Photoshop Elements
--Adobe Flex Builder 3 
--Adobe AIR
--Adobe ColdFusion 8 (free to educators and students)
--Curriculum and Certification Resources

Since the cost for these licenses has been pre-paid by the university, these software items should not be ordered through any other outlets.
UK Information Technology (UKIT) will manage distribution of this software from a central server. All departments can download the products to their computers from beginning Nov. 22.

The agreement benefits the UK community by reducing the costs of acquiring, upgrading, maintaining and managing campus software. It authorizes faculty and staff to use the software on any departmental computer or a home computer for work-related purposes. Proof of the campus's license is maintained centrally to ensure compliance with copyright infringement laws.

Faculty and staff members who need more information or help downloading the software should contact the
UKIT Customer Service Center. Additional information about the licensing agreement will be discussed at a meeting of campus technology support personnel scheduled for 9-10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15, in the William T. Young Library auditorium.